"Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."
— The Little Prince  (via reservoir-of-blood)




I did it. I found the ultimate tumblr bookstore.


The “banned books” one. Wow.

The Little Prince in braille

The Little Prince in braille

I am in love with Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park.

posted 9 months ago

"Seeing someone reading a book you love is seeing a book recommending a person."
— Unknown (via cosmicroots)

"I have this weird obsession about buying books and looking at them with a smile, even if I won’t read them soon. At least they are mine now."
— (via roslins

"Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way."
— Donald Miller
posted 11 months ago with 5 notes

"I still have a woman in my arms who has suffered greatly and desperately needs to believe once again that she is beautiful. In my arms is a woman who has given me a Skywatcher’s Cloud Chart, a woman who knows all of my secrets, a woman who knows just how messed up my mind is, how many pills I’m on, and yet she allows me to hold her anyway. There’s something honest about all of this, and i cannot imagine any other woman lying in the middle of a frozen soccer field with me-in the middle of a snowstorm even- impossibly hoping to see a single cloud break free of a nimbostratus. Nikki would not have done this for me, not even on her best day. So i pull Tiffany a little closer, kiss the hard spot between her perfectly plucked eyebrows, and after a deep breath, i say “I think i need you too.”"
— Silver Linings Playbook (via psychopathsinbruges)



Mount Gambier Public Library, South Australia

One of the prettiest public libraries I’ve seen! I infinitely prefer wooden shelves to metal ones.

pretty pretty!

posted 1 year ago via themonicabird • © missmorland with 45 notes

"Now that you’re an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you’re told that you’re “in your head too much,” a phrase that’s often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Of course, there’s another word for such people: thinkers."
— Susan Cain, Quiet
posted 1 year ago with 2 notes


Yeah… I might have to brag a little! ;)

‘It has been a long time since a book has had such an impact on me as Lauren Oliver’s Delirium did… As Delirium swept me off my feet, and Pandemonium raised so many questions, Requiem sucked me in from page one and spat me back out again on the last page,…