Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and...– “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams (via julie911)
That time at camp, on vacation, in the yard, down the street, inside that room...– WHY WE BROKE UP by Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman, ladies and gentleman. it’s giving me high-school-memories-hives. but in the good way. (via jennirl)
You cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your...– We love Lloyd Jones! Read his new novel, read his old novels. It doesn’t matter. Lloyd Jones (via doubledaybooks)
Part of that relationship is going to be my books, of course, because it’s a...– John Green (via rachelfershleiser)
We love Moby-Dick and all ... but this? Epic-ish. →
That is to say we love the novel Moby-Dick. Film adaptations have been somewhat … problematic. Maybe if we could take the best parts from a few of them and roll them into one giant melange of whales and Ahab’s and pursuing an obsession into oblivion.
Yeah, once you start talking about all-time classic books, they almost...– Jack Murnighan, co-author with Maura Kelly of Much Ado About Loving in Dating tips from Dickens, Austen and Tolstoy - Books - Salon.com (via housingworksbookstore)
duttonbooks: On Sale Today: I Got This by Jennifer Hudson. Check out her video and feel inspired!
Publishers shouldn’t publish crap, and they shouldn’t make dilettantes famous.– Joseph Roth (Paris, June 3, 1931), Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters Or, phrased more diplomatically, the imperative of our founder, William Warder Norton: “publish books not for a single season, but for the years.” (via wwnorton)
Another reason to stop supporting Amazon. →
yolaleah: Brilliance Audio, owned by Amazon, has made the decision to stop allowing libraries to purchase and circulate their downloadable audiobooks. Gee, thanks Amazon!
Chicago Collection Magazine: Live Like the Locals →
This is one of our favorite “local” guides. Love them! chicagocollectionmagazine: As much fun as it is to be a tourist in our own town, it’s also fun to see the hidden gems we’ve yet to discover throughout Chicago. Introducing the Not for Tourists Guide to Chicago 2012. This ultimate, live-like-a-local handbook to the Windy City goes beyond the typically listed…
Yelping with Cormac: Chipotle Mexican Grill →
yelpingwithcormac: SOMA - San Francisco, CA Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM Three stars. See that false burrito. See it swaddled in tinfoil on the desk in the bowels of that great tower, a bundle of meat and sauce in a place long ago ceded to silicone and copper. The stooped man eating that peasant food as if in consuming it he can escape to a farmfield in a verdant valley...
Fiction’s nice. Fiction lets you select and simplify. This isn’t a nice story,...– AMONG OTHERS, Jo Walton (via jennirl)
Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing. When you think it...– Moby Dick (via wwnorton)
I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote.– Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (via bookville)