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A Velocity of Being
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.
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JoyBlue
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I've exhausted my renewals and must return to the library. I read only the introduction and a smattering of letters, but I looked at all of the art at least twice through. It's impossible to pick a favorite—there's a lot of fun and gorgeous work.

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JoyBlue
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". . . libraries are bastions of democracy and oxygen for the life of the mind, which, as my great-grandfather knew, is our single most ferocious frontier of resistance to inequality and injustice." [from the introduction]

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Becker
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“Words-just words! They line up, one after the other, scratches of black on white... but keep them close, my young friend. Keep them within reach, always. They contain nothing less than the entire world. Opulent. Staggering. Rich beyond your imagining. Waiting for you to crack it open.” - Dani Shapiro. Art by Cindy Derby.

megnews ❤️ 3mo
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kspenmoll
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Susanita 💙 3mo
Eggs So lovely !!! I‘ve read the top 2 📚 3mo
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TheLudicReader
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Pickpick

This is a beautiful book for anyone who knows that books and reading are the gifts that just keep giving. I believe all readers should have this book in their collection. My full review can be found at theludicreader.com

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Becker
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“Dear Person-Who-Is-Afraid-Of-Books,

Don‘t forget: You don‘t have to finish every book you start...books aren‘t like a plate of vegetables that you‘re supposed to eat because they‘re good for you. Books are like an enormous ice cream sundae...You can eat as much of a book as you want and when you‘re full...you can put the book down and walk away.” - Amanda Palmer. Art by Taeeun Yoo.

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Lissa00
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Hi, everyone! It has been a long time since I posted on Litsy...something I hope to rectify this month. I had to talk about this book, though. It is the most BEAUTIFUL book (physically and content-wise) that I have ever owned.

scripturient I got this for my birthday this year and love it! 3mo
TheLudicReader Recently read this one myself. Gave me all the feels. 3mo
Maria514626 @Lissa00 This sounds amazing! I love Maria‘s Popova‘s writing. 2mo
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TheLudicReader
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Currently reading this beauty. A love letter...well a lot of love letters... to reading.

megnews I loved this 3mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Happy Friday #bookmail !

Look what arrived in my mail box today, Laura. Thank you for your wonderful gift in your 56,789 #giveaway . I can‘t wait to dive into this beautiful book that has been on my wish list for a long while. Thank you so much ! @cobwebmoth ❤️😘❤️

Kalalalatja Lovely! 4mo
batsy That looks gorgeous! 4mo
cobwebmoth I'm so glad it finally arrived! Hope you enjoy it.❤ 4mo
LeahBergen Lovely! 😍 4mo
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Becker
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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This is a book for book lovers. It is a series of letters from various authors to the young reader, that discuss the joys of reading. 📚

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GatheringBooks
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A rare limited-edition drink for a rare limited-edition book. Mid-week happiness. Editors are women - Maria Popova from Brainpickings is an absolute fave, hence I will still categorize this under #WomenReadWomen2019. 🧚🏼‍♀️📚💕

Kalalalatja Gorgeous cover! 5mo
TrishB I drank way too much of this at Christmas and won‘t do again!! 5mo
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scripturient
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I have the best colleagues! Look what they gave me as a late birthday gift! ❤️❤️❤️

tpixie Yay! 🥳♥️🥳 Happy birthday! 🎁🎂🎈 5mo
AmyG Happy Belated Birthday! 🎂🎈🎁 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😍❤️ 5mo
GatheringBooks oh wow! what an awesome birthday gift!!! 🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚 5mo
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megnews
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I read a lot of #graphic stories this month. 29.
7 poetry.
45 total.

#AprilWrapUp #SpringIntoReading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done 📖💖 6mo
Megabooks Wow!!! 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉 6mo
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megnews
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Pickpick

Books are our friends, tutors, borrowed minds, wings, refuge, doorways, portals, weapons, magic, save lives, want to be loved.

Reading is an escape, a connection, a superpower, gives hope & inspiration, is for the brave.

Readers have power.

I want to own this beautiful tribute to reading from a diverse range of humans.

5⭐️!

Book 149/165 4/27/19

erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for sharing some pages of the book. I love Maria Popova‘s Brain Pickings. 6mo
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megnews
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Raghunath Good 6mo
kspenmoll Just love her newsletter & her work! ❤️ 6mo
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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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What I wish I was doing all day: laying around reading with you guys for #24b4monday
Vs what I‘m doing: 🍷 & 🍫 walk with friends.
Why did I agree to this?
It‘s been a week with something extra to do everyday since last Friday and it‘s taking a toll. Tonight and tomorrow, nothing but reading for me.
Picture from tagged book.

kspenmoll Relax and enjoy your well deserved time reading!📚❤️ 6mo
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megnews
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Reading has always gotten me through life‘s tough times.

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
MyBookSwapClub With you!! Books have been my strengths through very difficult times ❤️ 6mo
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megnews
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megnews
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“Books saved my life.”

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megnews
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One of my favorite tv producers, Shonda Rhimes, on what books meant to her.

MoonWitch94 I ❤️ This!!!! 6mo
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megnews
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wanderinglynn What a great cover! 👍🏻 6mo
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megnews
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megnews
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Artwork accompanying Jane Goodall‘s letter to a young reader

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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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I had the same arrangement with my mom. Anybody else?

tpixie No but traditions are great! 6mo
Soubhiville No, but after going to the orthodontist I was allowed to go to the little bookstore downstairs and pick out two books (usually Sweet Valley High at that age 😊). It made braces more tolerable . 6mo
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megnews
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megnews
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I love the artwork in this book. It captures the feelings of readers. You can be in a crowded place surrounded by people physically but mentally be far away in another world.

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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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“My entire life is traced by the books I have read.”

wanderinglynn 😳 I stopped at this phrase: “pages I‘d dog-eared.” The horror! 😱 I just cannot on purpose damage my books like that. Especially my favorite ones. 6mo
SW-T So true! 6mo
megnews @wanderinglynn I don‘t do that either but it seems everybody who has a love affair with books has their own special quirks like any other relationship 😁 6mo
wanderinglynn @megnews Too true. 6mo
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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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What an awesome description!!

Kaila-ann Love it 😍 6mo
kspenmoll Love her!! 6mo
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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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I can already tell I‘m going to love this book of Letters to a Young Reader from authors and others from all walks of life. Looks like another to add to my granddaughter‘s rapidly growing collection.

#readinglife

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Lesliereads
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I SO want my own copy of this!

readordierachel This sounds wonderful! 9mo
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Tanisha_A
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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Reading - An alarm to awaken us from the slumber of almost living. May this alarm keep ringing. 👏

The tagged book sounds so good. Full article here - https://bit.ly/2RmLO7K

TrishB Definitely my only superpower!! 9mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Hi love, i still haven't been able to post your package (kept ready since a while). Been hopping cities for work, and life events. Hoping to get it out this Saturday! 🤞😘 9mo
TrishB No worries 😘 I know the feeling!! 9mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Mailed today! 💪 Hope it reaches you soon soon! 💌 9mo
TrishB Yay 😀 thank you 😘 will let you know when it gets here. 9mo
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Peddler410
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FINALLY! I just took off the plastic and I am in love with this book. It‘s one my dad would have bought for me if he was here to do so 😢

Tamra Oh that looks beautiful and fun! 10mo
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Kimzey
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Just received my copy! It‘s so new I can smell the ink :sniff: Ahhhh! I saw this on the Brain Pickings blog and had to order this collection of illustrated letters to young readers. Can‘t wait to dig in!

Reviewsbylola This sounds so cool! 10mo
Kimzey @Reviewsbylola It really is! 10mo
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mab-solenne
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"We decided that we would donate all the proceeds from the project to our local New York public library system, because libraries are bastions of democracy and oxygen for the life of the mind, which...is our single most ferocious frontier of resistance to inequality and injustice." --From https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/11/20/a-velocity-of-being-letters-to-a-young-...

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Peddler410
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Just read about this book on Facebook — very much looking forward to getting my copy!

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