Anyway, if you’re the type of person who recommends ‘A Little Life’ to anyone and everyone without trigger warnings
A very fuck you to you
Some of my old paperbacks are really torn up and shredded, but I don’t really know if trying to get them all in hardcover is sustainable or economical… but I also don’t know if I have time to rebind 9 books of varied sizes. I could probably just reglue the serious spots and apply a laminate cover, but I don’t even know if I’ve got time for that coming up here. :( they look so sad…
Dear dear! to see how some people fling away their happiness, and then cry and lament about it, just as if it was not their own doing, and as if there was more pleasure in wailing and weeping, than in being at peace.
The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe
Why do we like the smell of old books so much? It’s essentially the smell of rotting paper, the decomposition of which has been expedited by chemicals used in the printing process. By all logic that shouldn’t be a pleasant smell? But it’s somehow so widly liked.
Mat Auryn, Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation
February 28 2021 – Reader’s Choice
My planned TBR for the next 2 months or so…of course since this photo I’ve realised I also need to get onto reading the Shadow and Bone series before the show begins!
“For times when you feel pain: See that it doesn’t disgrace you, or degrade your intelligence—doesn’t keep it from acting rationally or unselfishly.” ~ M. Aurelius
“La bellezza del mondo ha due tagli, uno di gioia, l'altro di angoscia, che ci dividono il cuore.”
Una stanza tutta per sé - Virginia Woolf
I started the process of reorganize my books and I have zero game plan going in. Do I organize by genre? Alphabetical? Read and unread? Series and Stand Alones?
chronicles of finishing an entire book in one sitting:
• getting something to drink
• finding the perfect sitting position (preferably one that breaks your spine after 5 hours)
• finding the right way to hold your book
• actually reading
• gasping, wheezing, sobbing, laughing, clenching your fist, furrowing your eyebrows, wiping your tears with your shirt, putting your book down for “a hot minute”
• grabbing your mug and realizing that you’ve finished your drink 4 hours ago
• finishing the book
• staring into the abyss
• what is life