I would hate to tell you what this lousy little book cost me in money and...– Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
My Indiespensable came!
‘That’s the duty of the old,’ said the Librarian, ‘to be...– The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
The proliferation of mass graphomania among politicians, cab drivers, women on...– Milan Kundera, predicting the blogosphere in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether, lonely and...– Joan Didion, “On Keeping a Notebook” (via missmollymary)
Was she really that jealous? Once upon a time she had been. Yes, when they had...– Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
I know that when I used to read books to my siblings, I would edit out parts that made me uncomfortable. I remember one book where a character mentioned working in a bra-making factory…? I definitely omitted any mention of bras. I just reached this sentence in The Golden Compass: “None of the children in that warm and steamy cellar had reached the age of puberty.” I’m...
I’m reading The Golden Compass for the billionth time, but the first time as an adult. I read the whole series to my little siblings when we were kids. Aww, I love this book.
People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It’s not...– Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Let’s be friends!
Slowing down, he looked around at the countryside, something he had never...– The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Milan Kundera
I’m reading The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Kundera and The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. What are you reading? I need books for the pool and books for airplanes and books for the beach and books for cozy evenings at home and books for bedtime and books for breakfast and books for SUMMER!
One of the first effects of this hyper-democratization of data was to unmoor...– The Panic Virus, Seth Mnookin
Fernando French: The Short List →
fernandofrench: The arduous task of whittling 131 titles down to five is finally complete. Here are the nominees for the first-ever One Book, One Tumblr: The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing The Death of a Beekeeper by Lars Gustafsson Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin White Teeth by Zadie Smith Extremely… I vote for White Teeth!
When Mama opened the book and started to read, the story reached out and took my...– Melissa Coleman, This Life Is in Your Hands