Another Bookish Quotation for Today

February 3, 2017

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“Books don’t make people good. Lots of terrible and mediocre people read (and write). Books aren’t medicine. They fix nothing. Good books ask little and repay us with enjoyment and endurance.”

– Patrick Kurp, from a blogpost at his blog Anecdotal Evidence

[Ilustration: The Open Door by Peter Vilhelm Ilsted (Danish artist, 1861-1933)]


Temporary Tattoos for Booklovers

February 3, 2017

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Back in 2014, BuzzFeed posted to the Internet”21 Literary Temporary Tattoos Every Book Lover Needs,” featuring several examples from the online catalog of the company that sells them, Lithographs.com.

(Sorry for the two-year delay in passing along the good news!)


A Gallery of Window Seats

February 3, 2017

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Although I’ve never found window seats comfortable myself (at least, not since I was a kid), window reading nook photos are always so attractive-looking!

If you’ve always hankered after installing one of these in your home, Onekindesign has posted photos of 35 different examples to inspire you.

Found at the Book Connections’ Facebook page

 


Bookish Quotation du Jour

February 3, 2017

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Found at Bookish Buzz’s Facebook page


Things Bibliophiles are Wont to Do

January 24, 2017

BuzzFeed Books has posted to the Intertubes this delightful video of things every booklover will instantly recognize as What We Do As a Matter of Course. Enjoy!

Found via Bookaholics’ Facebook page


Where We Read

January 8, 2017

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Over at Literary Hub, booklover Michele Filgate notes that no matter what we read, or when, or why, we always do our best reading in very specific places. Often even in very specific postures.

Filgate muses on the significance of where she does her own best reading. She also quotes several other booklovers on their own conclusions about this inescapable but underdiscussed matter.

Enjoy.

Found at LitHub’s Facebook page


Reading Books May Lengthen Your Life

January 4, 2017

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According to a study published in September 2016, people who read books – not newspapers, not magazines, but books – lived for an average of almost two years longer than those who didn’t. The study involved over 3,000 retirees and was conducted by researchers at Yale University.

Found at The Week, December 10, 2016, page 26