I am an avid reader and love, more than anything, to recommend books to others and engage in literary discussions. I'm not picky about what I read-- I love mysteries, classic fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, and especially stories that are entertaining but relate to my love of science and medicine.

This blog will mostly feature book reviews- I don't know how great I am at critiquing though, because it is rare that I don't enjoy something. Each piece of writing seems to have something to redeem it, something it can teach us.


"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges, "Poema de los Dones"

 

bookshelfbelle:

"Control yourself," whispers the conscience.

"Stop," whispers the wallet.

"Shut up, we’re in a bookstore," whispers the heart.

One of my biggest regrets is not keeping a record of all the books I read when I was younger because I’ll never know the true number of books I’ve read and I’ll never remember the books that shaped my into the person I am today

(Source: what-lovely-books)

We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images.

John Gardner (via writingquotes)

tilly-and-her-books:

Hi everyone! It’s Tilly and Jesseca here and we’ve decided to do a giveaway with a bit of a twist; you don’t know what book you’re getting. Most of you have heard of the blind date with a book deal. You pick a book that’s wrapped up and you only have a vague description of said book. We decided this would be an interesting concept for a giveaway, so here we are! Details:

  • Reblogs and likes count as entries, you can reblog as much as you like so long as you don’t spam your followers and no giveaway blogs.
  • You must be following she-was-too-fond-of-books and tilly-and-her-books
  • There will be 8 winners chosen at random and each winner will receive one book, we think this will give more people a chance! You will get to choose a book using the descriptions above and you will not find out what book you get until you receive it.
  • We will be using The Book Depository for this giveaway, so please make sure they ship to your country!
  • This giveaway ends October 15th, so you have quite awhile to reblog. We will be picking winners in the following days, please have your ask open, you have 48 hours to respond!
  • You must be comfortable with giving either us your address.

Any questions about the giveaway or us you message us here: she-was-too-fond-of-books (Jesseca) or tilly-and-her-books (Tilly)

September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world.

Some 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out. Read More || Edit || Quote by me.

books-and-cookies:

introvertedbookworm24:

When I buy my own house the first thing I’ll look for is a room big enough to turn into a huge library

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writersrelief:

The Power Of Children’s Literature: Making The World Better One Book At A Time

Get a group of readers and writers together, and it won’t be long before they start talking about the books that made the biggest impact on their lives. Here at Writer’s Relief, we’ve had so many conversations about the stories we love—especially children’s stories—that we decided to create a slide show that features some of our favorites.
Children’s literature might be written with the young reader in mind—but don’t think for a second that it’s simple, fluffy, or unimportant. Many of these stories have changed our lives for the better with their positive, uplifting messages. And they’re still inspiring us—even as adults! 
Below, you’ll find a compilation of our favorite children’s books and their messages. Some of these books have multilayered or multiple messages worthy of the most philosophical adult fiction; please note that we simplified and condensed the story lines for our summaries.

writersrelief:

The Power Of Children’s Literature: Making The World Better One Book At A Time

Get a group of readers and writers together, and it won’t be long before they start talking about the books that made the biggest impact on their lives. Here at Writer’s Relief, we’ve had so many conversations about the stories we love—especially children’s stories—that we decided to create a slide show that features some of our favorites.

Children’s literature might be written with the young reader in mind—but don’t think for a second that it’s simple, fluffy, or unimportant. Many of these stories have changed our lives for the better with their positive, uplifting messages. And they’re still inspiring us—even as adults!

Below, you’ll find a compilation of our favorite children’s books and their messages. Some of these books have multilayered or multiple messages worthy of the most philosophical adult fiction; please note that we simplified and condensed the story lines for our summaries.

a-kind-of-library:

I found this amazing Marvel comic version of Pride & Prejudice at the store today. I collect different editions/covers of P&P (as it’s one of my favorite classics), but hadn’t seen anything like this before. What an interesting way to read one of my favorite stories…


Revisited this today. Still one of my favorite editions!

a-kind-of-library:

I found this amazing Marvel comic version of Pride & Prejudice at the store today. I collect different editions/covers of P&P (as it’s one of my favorite classics), but hadn’t seen anything like this before. What an interesting way to read one of my favorite stories…

Revisited this today. Still one of my favorite editions!

Katytastic: Bookish Pet Peeves!

I so agree with this. One of my bigger book pet peeves. I do remember though Borders had the most amazingly-engineered book stickers that peeled off anything. They were great at serving their original pricing purpose, then willingly let you peel them right off without leaving crap behind.

They were also a perfect size, not too big or small— you could peel them off, fold it in half (sticky side in obviously) and then use it as a bookmark. 

I’ve thought about this a lot.

EDITED: I talked about Borders in the present tense as if it were still in existence. Wishful thinking.

(Source: booktubes)

casmopolitan:

if u ask me what book I’m reading i’ll either go into a long winded and enthusiastic summary of the entire thing or just lift the book to show u the title and keep reading

Word.