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"

 

bookishthingsblog:

How to Explain Amazon’s Kindle to Charles Dickens


As a student at Cardiff School of Art and Design, illustrator Rachel Walsh was asked to create a project that would explain something modern/internet-based to somebody who lived and died before 1900. 

Walsh’s innovative idea was to take a large book and create 40 miniature books from its pages in order to explain the kindle to Dickens. The covers are recreations from real books and include Dicken’s own novels, his favourite childhood books, and some of the artist’s own.

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How cool!

Just finished reading The Circle by Dave Eggers. HOLY CRAP. Review to come in the next few days.

Recommended reading.

Eight Amazing Books You Probably Haven't Read

sonnywithagoodbook:

The Ingo Chronicles by Helen Dunmore

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Read if you like: Mermaids, Fantasy, Adventure

(Suggested by beautiful-bibliophile)

The Outside of a Horse by Ginny Rorby
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Read if you like: Horses, YA Fiction

(Suggested by circus-pony)

Thanks for doing this! I appreciate my suggestion being added to the list :) I’ll for sure have to check out the others I haven’t read yet!


cleverbl0gtitle:
"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though."- J.D. Salinger

cleverbl0gtitle:

"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though."
- J.D. Salinger

valentinapoole:

i carry the books around that im reading even when I’m not reading just in case i feel the need to read them

I tried forming a gang once but it turned into a book club.

Ram Danielle (ramsterrrr)

(Source: epicreads)