It’s Friday everyone! You have made it through the week. Congrats.
Here is a picture of the new plant that I got after my sunflowers died. I have had this plant for almost two weeks and it is still alive. I am probably more proud of that than I should be, but hey an accomplishment is an accomplishment.
To celebrate the weekend here are some fun book quotes that I have been collecting on my computer over the past week or so. Most of them are from tumblr or bookmania, which always has a good supply of quotations or library pictures for anyone who is interested. Bookriot is also a good site for fun book related articles as well. I hope everyone has a chance to curl up with a good book this weekend. 🙂
Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had. And when you are reading a book, you and the author are alone together – just the two of you.
– E.B. White via bookmania
When you read a book, what you see are black squiggles on pulped wood or, increasingly, dark pixels on a pale screen. To transform these icons into characters and events, you must imagine. And when you imagine, you create, It’s in being read that a book becomes a book, and in each of a million different readings a book becomes one of a million different books.
– Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
To know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know a man’s mind.
– Geraldine Brooks, March
And finally, a tumblr find that sums up my thoughts and obsessions with literary characters nicely.