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TheBookKeeper

TheBookKeeper

Joined April 2018

Reading is risky. Branch out anyway. Blogger@ http://thebookkeepersite.wordpress.com/news/
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Monkey Grip by Helen Garner
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Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
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The English Patient | Michael Ondaatje
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"She broke free of the chords and released her fingers into intricacy, tumbling into what she had held back, the jazz detail that split open notes and angles from the chestnut of melody."

Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

#michaelondaatje #theenglishpatient

Artwork by Debra Hurd

UCLAoso Love the painting, I can‘t stop looking at it. 12mo
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Der Versucher: Roman | Hermann Broch
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"Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part."

Der Versucher (The Spell), Hermann Broch

#hermannbroch

Sculpture by Louise Durham

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Emily of New Moon | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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"She asked me what made me do such a thing. That is an awkward question because I often can't tell what makes me do things. Sometimes I do them just to find out what I feel like doing them. And sometimes I do them because I want to have some exciting things to tell my grandchildren."
Emily of New Moon, L.M. Montgomery

Finn

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#lmmontgomery #emilyofnewmoon

BookishTrish What a sweetie 12mo
TheBookKeeper @BookishTrish my newest grandson 😊 12mo
BookishTrish Congratulations! 12mo
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tracey38 Aww, so cute 12mo
CarolynM He's beautiful❤️ Congratulations 12mo
TheBookKeeper @tracey38 thank you 12mo
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The New Discworld Companion | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs
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Even big collections of ordinary books distort space and time, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old fashioned second hand bookshop, one of those that has more staircases than storeys and those rows of shelves that end in little doors that are surely too small for a full sized human to enter.
Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs
The New Discworld Companion

#terrypratchett

MayJasper Great pic 12mo
TheBookKeeper @MayJasper thank you 12mo
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"If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversary; if life, death."
Pythagoras, The Golden Verses of Pythagoras

#pythagoras

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There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there's never more than one.

C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength

#cslewis #thathideousstrength #TheBookKeeper

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"Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does."
Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

Sculpture by Marie Paule Deville Chabrolle

#margaretatwood #thepenelopiad #reading #wisdom #greatbooks

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"Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. "
Terry Pratchett

#terrypratchett #fantasy

BookwormAHN Good quote 💜 13mo
TheBookKeeper @BookwormAHN thank you😊 13mo
MayJasper Is that ship The Blue Peter? 12mo
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Shades of Grey: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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"After all, colour in itself has no colour - it's simply a construction of the mind: a sensation, like the Humming Chorus from Madam Butterfly and the smell of honeysuckle."

Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey
Glass sculpture by Glass Baron

#reading #TheBookKeeper #jasperfforde #shadesofgrey

Slajaunie That is a beautiful frog. Do you own that or is it a picture? 13mo
TheBookKeeper @Slajaunie thank you - it's a picture of one of many glass sculptures by Glass Baron - unfortunately I don't own one! 13mo
BookwormM Love the frog 13mo
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tpixie Great quote ! 13mo
TheBookKeeper @BookwormM I do too, I love glass 13mo
TheBookKeeper @tpixie thank you, I like it too 😊 13mo
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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"Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you."
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind

#reading #theshadowofthewind #carlosruizzafon

myellenbee Such a good book! 14mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved this book! 12mo
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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"...a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge."

George R R Martin, A Game of Thrones

#georgerrmartin #agameofthrones #reading #books

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Whatever the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth - whether it existed before or not.
John Keats

Sculpture by Bruce Nauman

#johnkeats #poetry

Astroneman Beautiful imagine... 14mo
TheBookKeeper @Astroneman thank you 14mo
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On the Nature of Things | Titus Lucretius Carus
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"Air, I should explain, becomes wind when it is agitated."

Lucretius, On the Nature of Things

Paper Mache sculpture by Tanaka Kazuhiko

#lucretius #TheBookKeeper #sculpture #classics #whyweread #philosophy

Blaire Beautiful sculpture! 1y
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Selected Poems of Rumi | Jalalu'l-Din Rumi
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The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Rumi

#rumi #poetry #light

Eggs Beautiful photo and quote ❣️ 1y
TheBookKeeper @Eggs thank you 1y
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A Writer's Diary | Virginia Woolf
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I like reading my own writing. It seems to fit me closer than it did before.
Virginia Woolf, A Writer's Diary

#virginiawoolf #awritersdiary #reading #books #classics #literature #writing

Eggs Beautiful photo and quote 💜 1y
tracey38 Love this. What an interesting book! 1y
TheBookKeeper @tracey38 thank you - I love Virginia Woolf ☺ 1y
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The rain to the wind said,
You push and I'll pelt.
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged - though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.

Robert Frost
Sculpture "Rain" by Nazar Bilyk

#robertfrost

tammysue Beautiful. 1y
Blaire Love that sculpture! Where is it? 1y
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TheBookKeeper @Blaire the statue is in Ukraine, in the Kiev Fashion Park and it's 6 foot tall 😊 1y
Quirkybookworm My grumpa had me hooked on his poems after his death. His favorite poem Miles To Go was the poem that helped me to understand my grumpa better. 1y
TheBookKeeper @Quirkybookworm I don't know that one, I'm going to look it up 😊 1y
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"There was a single blue line of crayon drawn across every wall in the house. What does it mean? I asked. A pirate needs the sight of the sea, he said, and then he pulled his eye patch down and turned and sailed away."
Brian Andreas, Story People

#storypeople brianandreas

Slajaunie Love this illustration! 1y
TheBookKeeper @Slajaunie I do too but I don't know who the artist is - somebody sent it to me 😊 1y
Aimeesue I love the quote! ❤️ 1y
kiks That illustration is so amazing 💕 1y
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Children know perfectly well that unicorns aren't real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good books, are true books."
Ursula Le Guin, The Language of the Night

#ursulaleguin #thelanguageofthenight #reading #books #libraries #bibliophile

Photography by John Wilhelm

marineko Really want to read this one! I love Le Guin's fiction, but her nonfiction are my favourite ❤️ 1y
TheBookKeeper @marineko I had only read the Earthsea trilogy but now am finding the essays - fantastic! 1y
marineko Earthsea is amazing. I haven't read a lot of her SF but I love them too! 1y
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TheBookKeeper @marineko I've read The Wizard of Earthsea about 6 times! It is meaningful every time - I'm about to discover the science fiction 😊 1y
marineko Happy reading! 😁 1y
Slajaunie This is a gorgeous illustration! This alone makes me want to read the book. (edited) 1y
TheBookKeeper @Slajaunie I love it too. That photographer specializes in illusion photography :) 1y
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To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf
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"So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea."

Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

#reading #books #classics #virginiawoolf #tothelighthouse

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Every Thing on It | Shel Silverstein
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She had blue skin
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole lives through,
They passed right by-
And never knew.

Shel Silverstein, Everything on It

#shelsilverstein

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"A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it."

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Hurin
Photography by Erik Johansson

#tolkien #thechildrenofhurin

Eggs ❤️❤️❤️ this 1y
Reggie That pic actually scares me. How did he see it coming? Lol. Love the quote. 1y
TheBookKeeper @Reggie i think it's a great picture too. That photography does other optical illusion pictures, all of them really good 1y
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Pippi Longstocking | Astrid Lindgren
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"No, Fridolph, bother all this learning. I can't study anymore because I must climb the mast to see what kind of weather we're going to have tomorrow."
Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking

#pippilongstocking #astridlindgren

http://thebookkeepersite.wordpress.com/2017/10/19/im-going-to-read-every-book-th...

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"Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

#ralphwaldoemerson #reading #books #enthusiasm #passion

readordierachel Lovely photo 💙 1y
TheBookKeeper @ReadOrDieRachel thank you, somebody sent this to me, I didn't take it myself 1y
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"Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light."
Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

#katedicamillo #thetaleofdespereaux #reading

bnp @TheBookKeeper Kerry, I love your photos/collages! 1y
TheBookKeeper @bnp thank you so very much 😊 1y
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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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"Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden."
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

#cormacmccarthy #theroad #classics #literature #reading

Artwork by Anders Anderson

tracey38 Love the artworm. 1y
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The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters | Gustave Flaubert, George Sand
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Fiction is the response to a deep and always hidden wound.
Gustave Flaubert, Letters

#flaubert, #reading #books #classics #literature #whyweread

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There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

#shelsilverstein #wherethesidewalkends #reading #books #classics #poetry

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Tropic of Capricorn | Henry Miller
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"I believe that today, more than ever, a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it. We must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and the soul.
Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn

#henrymiller #tropicofcapricorn #reading #books #classics #literature #bestbooks

Artwork by Eon Burchman

Nikki15 Such a beautiful picture 🧡 1y
TheBookKeeper @Nikki15 thank you, I think so too 😊 1y
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The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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"To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul - would you understand why that's much harder? "
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

#aynrand #thefountainhead #reading #literature #bibliophile #classics

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History of Reading | Alberto Manguel
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I'm so enjoying my current Litsy Reading Challenge that I've made one of my own. This one is intended to extend my reading in all ways uncomfortable. While I thought I read widely, I have since dicovered that I actually don't!

#litsy #litsyreadingchallenge #readwidely #readwildly #reading #books

https://thebookkeepersite.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/reading/

BookishMe This looks AMAZING! thanks for sharing ;D 1y
BookishMe I too don't think I read widely enough... I read a lot but not widely ;D 1y
TheBookKeeper @BookishMe 😊 I'd never really thought about it until I started these reading challenges. Thank you for your comment, I know what you mean 😊 1y
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"A classic is a book that has never finished what it has to say."
Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature

#italocalvino #theusesofliterature #reading #books #classics #literature #bestbooks

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"The world of the living contains enough marvels and mysteries as it is - marvels and mysteries acting upon our emotions and intelligence in ways so inexplicable that it would almost justify the conception of life as an enchanted state."
Joseph Conrad, The Shadow Line

#josephconrad #theshadowline #reading #literature #theworld

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"The sea can do craziness, it can do smooth, it can lie down like silk breathing or toss havoc shoreward; it can give gifts ot withhold all; it can rise, ebb, froth like an incoming frenzy of fountains, or it can sweet-talk entirely. As I can too, and so, no doubt, can you, and you."
Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings

#maryoliver #athousandmornings #thesea #reading #books

Soubhiville Wow, great image! 1y
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The Writing Life | Annie Dillard
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"We still and always want waking."
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

#anniedillard #thewritinglife #reading #books #writing

Artwork by Leng Jun

ReadZenRites 💕💕 1y
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100 Love Sonnets | Pablo Neruda
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"...and everything burned in blue, everything a star."

Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
Artwork by Pascal Campion

#pabloneruda #100lovesonnets #poetry #reading

Graywacke Awesome picture for the quote (...or quote for the picture) 1y
TheBookKeeper @Graywacke thank you 😊 1y
Eggs This art ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1y
Dulcinella ❤️❤️ 1y
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Sunrise
A Feast for Crows
Holy Cow
The Uncommon Reader (brilliant)
The Paris Wife
In the Company of Rilke
The Magic Mountain

#litsy #litsyreadingchallenge #readwidely

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"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them."
Joseph Brodsky, Collected Poems in English

#josephbrodsky #poets #reading #books

tpixie Great photo! 1y
TheBookKeeper @tpixie thank you 1y
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"Not all those who wander are lost."

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

#jrrtolkien #thefellowshipofthering #fantasy #classics #reading #bibliophile

Jabberwocky Such a gorgeous image! 1y
tracey38 I love this quote. And gorgeous pic! 1y
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Gentle Giant | Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman
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"For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out - the writing down of it I find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers."
Michael Morpurgo

#michaelmorpurgo #gentlegiant #youngreaders #michaelforeman #picturebooks #reading

Libby1 Michael Morpurgo is wonderful. 1y
TheBookKeeper @Libby1 I completely agree 1y
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Guards! Guards! | Terry Pratchett
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"A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read."
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

#terrypratchett #guardsguards #reading #fantasy #books #bookshops

BarbaraTheBibliophage ♥️🤣♥️🤣 1y
ReadZenRites That artwork ❤️ That quote ❤️ 1y
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"The greatest masterpiece in literature
is only a dictionary
out of order."

Jean Cocteau
Young Man Reading by Ignis Bednarik

#jeancocteau #reading #books #literature

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"It follows as surely as night follows day that the home is a hotbed of ineffectiveness, from grossly inadequate parenting skills through culinary failure to complete ineptitude in the do it yourself department. To err is human; to err repeatedly just makes us more human.

Jonathan Biggins, The 700 Habits of Highly Ineffective People
http//:thebookkeepersite.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/thea-stilton-i-just-love-you-so-much/

KateFulfordAuthor Terrific quote 1y
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The Three Little Pigs | Kath Jewitt
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Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣 1y
rohit-sawant 😂 1y
EmeraldSorceress 🤣😆🤣 1y
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The sun the sun
comes around the corner
like a shining knight of old
galloping over the landscape
on the horses of morning
And shaking his lance over us
on trance of night
awakens us to speak or sing
to banish death and darkness
And each steed a word
each verb a stallion
reared up against all ignorance
Untamed rampant radicals
in dictionaries of light

Dictionaries of Light, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

#lawrenceferlinghetti #dictionariesoflight

Bradleygirl Lovely!! 1y
Leftcoastzen Lawrence Ferlinghetti Rocks! 1y
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1. Sunrise by Dominic Cooper (purple)
2. In the Company of Rilke by Stephanie Dowrick (green)

This exercise really does expand your reading.

#litsy #litsyreadingchallenge #rilke #stephaniedowrick #poetry

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"A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded. "
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

#lemonysnicket #horseradish #reading #books #libraries

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Letters to a Young Poet | Rainer Maria Rilke
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"....outer standstill....inner movement. ..."
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

#rainermariarilke #letterstoayoungpoet #reading #books #libraries #bibliophile

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Selected Poems of Rumi | Jalalu'l-Din Rumi
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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in the grass,
the world is too full to talk about.

Rumi, from A Great Wagon

#rumi #poetry #spiritual #agreatwagon

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Conversations with Saul Bellow | Saul Bellow, Gloria L. Cronin, Ben Siegel
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"People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned."
Saul Bellow

#saulbellow #reading #libraries #books #literature #lovetoread

Leftcoastzen Love that so much! ❤️ 1y
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"Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?"

Christopher Paolini, Brisingr

#brisingr #christopherpaolini #youngreaders #fantasy #dragons

rubyslippersreads ❤️🐷❤️ 1y
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