The Batty Book Lover

libraryland:

This week is Banned Books Week… read something full of ideas!
Click here for a list of banned classics.

libraryland:

This week is Banned Books Week… read something full of ideas!

Click here for a list of banned classics.

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thatlibrary:

The library of Sudbury Hall, England, used for Pemberly in the 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Any other Jane Austen aficionados out there?

Source: Austenonly

Spring break! thatlibrary:

Klementium Library, Prague, Czech Republic

Spring break! thatlibrary:

Klementium Library, Prague, Czech Republic

I want. Now. thatlibrary:

Aaah, another positively perfect window seat.

I want. Now. thatlibrary:

Aaah, another positively perfect window seat.

(Source: positiveinspirations)

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before—more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle”
— Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (via inspiredbylit)

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SPRING BREAK! thatlibrary:

Shakeseare & Co, Paris, France.

SPRING BREAK! thatlibrary:

Shakeseare & Co, Paris, France.

cloudburstbrokenbysunshine:

Those backgrounds you put the books on? Brilliant.

cloudburstbrokenbysunshine:

Those backgrounds you put the books on? Brilliant.

(Source: whisperecstasy)

“The indulgent 800-page books that were written a hundred years ago are just not going to be written anymore and people need to get used to that. If you think you’re going to write something like “The Brothers Karamazov” or “Moby-Dick,” go ahead. Nobody will read it. I don’t care how good it is, or how smart the readers are. Their intentions, their brains are different.”
— Cormac McCarthy, The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 20, 2009 (via wordpainting) This saddens me. 

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