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eternal-books:

EBOOKS ARE BOOKS.
AUDIO BOOKS ARE BOOKS.
PAPERBACKS ARE BOOKS.
HARDCOVERS ARE BOOKS.
BOOKS ARE GREAT.
DO I NEED TO REPEAT MYSELF??

(via newtsbookblog)

bookriot:

I just finished reading The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty. In it, Zoe moves back to New York and takes a job as an editor of a travel guide for monsters (AKA coterie). Adventures ensue and characters are met. I didn’t like the “we have information to tell you but we’re just not going to tell you” theme that ran through the book. Despite that, I really liked the overall idea. I’m always a sucker for books about how there are other worlds that are just outside of my awareness (Narnia, Hogwarts, etc.). The idea that there are stores and restaurants in NYC that appeal to monsters is interesting.

I’ve spent a lot of time in Columbus, OH. I know it’s not an obvious choice for a Shambling Guide. However, I just want to put it out there that if Lafferty ever wants to write a Shambling Guide to Columbus, OH, I have some suggestions.

ee cummings born on this day.
booksactually:

“Then he made one last effort to search in his heart for the place where his affection had rotted away, and he could not find it.” ― Gabriel García Márquez

booksactually:

“Then he made one last effort to search in his heart for the place where his affection had rotted away, and he could not find it.” ― Gabriel García Márquez

(Source: ananasbooks, via newtsbookblog)

Ralph Vaughan Williams born on this day!
Gerald F. Miller Born on this day in 1951! That’s Me.
No I will not show you my picture because I do not have a award winning Life Magazine photographer to take it however here is a picture I took of my favorite book in my library. Its “The Writers Desk” by Jill Krementz. Its a tiny picture book filled with photos of some of the finest authors of the twentieth  century sitting at their place of writing. Many have passed,many have aged but are still with us . I am still surprised when I open it up to this day.

Gerald F. Miller Born on this day in 1951! That’s Me.

No I will not show you my picture because I do not have a award winning Life Magazine photographer to take it however here is a picture I took of my favorite book in my library. Its “The Writers Desk” by Jill Krementz. Its a tiny picture book filled with photos of some of the finest authors of the twentieth  century sitting at their place of writing. Many have passed,many have aged but are still with us . I am still surprised when I open it up to this day.

thisisaadl:

Super-great comic.

Maybe you recognize a bit of yourself in here?

andreatsurumi:

…some small thoughts on something really big in my life. 

To Patricia Marwell, Addie Perotta, Sharon Waskow, the Scarsdale Public Library, the Queens Public Library, and the New York Public Library: thank you! 

(via uicspecialcollections)