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In Exile

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The tension is here.

    "Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head."
    Paul Auster
    — 7 months ago
    #books  #reading  #auster 




    Book titles rewritten to get more clicks, Upworthy style

    Little women’s one made me choke on my tea

    This one from the link though:




    (via lovelytaylormarie)

    — 7 months ago with 84237 notes
    "We looked at the venerable stream not in the vivid flush of a short day that comes and departs forever, but in the august light of abiding memories."
    Joseph Conrad, “Heart of Darkness
    — 8 months ago
    #books  #conrad  #heart of darkness 



    The Great Book Cover Project by Levente Szabo

    Love these. Belgian artist Levente Szabo redesigns the covers of his favourite books. Done in Photoshop with handwritten lettering.

    1. The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
    2. The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    4. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    5. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
    6. 1984 by George Orwell
    7. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
    8. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
    9. Blindness by Jose Saramago
    10. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut


    Levente Szabó is a graphic designer worked in Brussels, and currently he’s redesigning the covers for some of his favorite books. You can check out the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh installments on his Behance profile.

    — 1 year ago with 282 notes



    Books are so weird because on the outside they’re just like really heavy blocks that are only good for smacking things and then on the inside they’re entire worlds



    (Source: intrajanelle, via smell-all-the-books)

    — 1 year ago with 47375 notes
    #books  #tardis 
    "'Does he call you Mom?'
    ‘I almost asked him to. And then I stopped, and I wondered if maybe it wouldn’t be rude to ask a midget to do that.’
    Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle
    — 1 year ago
    #vonnegut  #books