A Book Lover's Thoughts

28 July 2014 · 17,492 notes

“When you read a book, the neurons in your brain fire overtime, deciding what the characters are wearing, how they’re standing, and what it feels like the first time they kiss. No one shows you. The words make suggestions. Your brain paints the pictures.”

 Meg Rosoff (via dracoi)

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27 July 2014 · 324 notes

macteenbooks:

pixelski:

July Books & Cupcakes Photo Challenge: Day 17 Rainbow

LOVING this bookish rainbow.

27 July 2014 · 321 notes

27 July 2014 · 67 notes

“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”

Arthur Conan Doyle (via danger-opportunity)

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26 July 2014 · 4,473 notes

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26 July 2014 · 6,931 notes

Anonymous How many books must a man buy a girl before they may date and live happily ever after?

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booksandhotchocolate:

Got it? Good. 

We can’t help but agree.

25 July 2014 · 1,511 notes

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25 July 2014 · 1,140 notes

macteenbooks:

You can always read more books.

macteenbooks:

You can always read more books.

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25 July 2014 · 1,279 notes

25 July 2014 · 5,888 notes

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?

You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.

You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.

[…]

It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them.

Beautiful read on why readers are, “scientifically,” the best people to date

Perhaps Kafka’s timeless contention that books are "the axe for the frozen sea inside us" applies equally to the frozen sea between us. 

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neil will love this one.

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25 July 2014 · 131 notes

25 July 2014 · 3,903 notes

youngadultatbooktopia:

Reading across fandoms

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25 July 2014 · 9,841 notes

disney ladies + books

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25 July 2014 · 1,959 notes

macteenbooks:

marioncolibraries:

Baby got stacks!

This is hilarious.

macteenbooks:

marioncolibraries:

Baby got stacks!

This is hilarious.

25 July 2014 · 202 notes