“Why shouldn’t night also be a time for readers? To read is to slip into that dark place, lulled by the voice of a writer, which the act of reading summons from the page. The phenomenon, surely, occurs more powerfully, more completely, in the quiet, nocturnal darkness. The day is too bright and noisy; there’s always something to do; the real world crowds around you and won’t let you take a stroll down the shaded path of imagination. Night offers shelter for the mind. At night, when the world is asleep, when windows are mirrors, when the light you read by is the one you must turn on yourself, you can almost hear books whispering. They call you. They quiver on their shelves, ready to open up and reveal what’s inside them like clams in heat. At night, all books are bright.”
- At Night, All Books Are Bright by Charles-Adam Foster-Simard
Hand-cut paper illustration of Katniss Everdeen and Rue from Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games featuring lyrics from Rue’s Lullaby.
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You’ve got until 10PM tonight to bid on these ceramic books! Fool your friends into thinking you read or something. (via Shop Housing Works - Books Stack Pair)
From Alicia Martin’s Biographies installation, Madrid. More than 5000 books.
I need to rest and relax today, with a good book and a pot of tea. This week has not been a kind or caring one. A nice solid block of reading time is just what I need.
You know, after I continue funeral trip planning, do yard work, cook for and host a SuperBowl party, clean up said party, et al…
How many have you read? Who’s missing from the list? 10 of the Most Powerful Characters in Female Literature: http://flavorwire.com/265847/10-of-the-most-powerful-female-characters-in-literature?all=1
The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again
Tolkien, J.R.R. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, date ?
With 6 full-page black & white illustrations by the author. 18.5x12.5 cm. (7¼x5”), green cloth, color pictorial jacket designed by the author.
Signed by J.R.R. Tolkien on color plate from a drawing by him of The Hill, Hobbiton, inserted before the half-title; likely it is from another copy, being slightly taller and a bit narrow than the text block. The jacket states Fourteenth Impression. Any copies of The Hobbit signed by Tolkien are quite scarce.
“Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.”