October 16, 2014
"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."

— Oscar Wilde

October 13, 2014
Go Book Yourself

Ok, have you seen this? 

I think it’s very interesting and exciting! I love the way they connect books *_*

So, yo follow gobookyourself:

October 11, 2014

When I read Carl Honoré's In Praise of Slowness, my life changed. Thanks to him, I discovered the Slow Movement and a different way to live.

Now, again thanks to him, I discovered this!

Slow Reading Club

How it all began:

I would describe myself as an avid reader (ex literature grad), but one day I realised that I embarrassingly couldn’t think of the last time I’d actually read a book cover to cover.

I bought The Luminaries but I hadn’t even got past the prologue. I’ve got novels with spines unbroken clogging my bookshelf. I’m too busy, or online checking my emails or Facebook, or fall asleep after the first few paragraphs… The more I talked to other people that missed reading, I found I wasn’t alone.

I was discovering the lost generation of book lovers. Are you out there?

I’d heard of Slow Food and Slow Travel, but the Slow Reading movement was a new one on me until I started researching it. It takes the idea that when we slow down and read a book, we can gain real benefits.

A recent UK study showed that just six minutes of reading can reduce stress levels by two thirds (more than listening to music or having a cup of tea).

Immersing yourself in someone else’s story can help your skills of empathy. Reading aids your spelling and vocabulary (is the online Thesaurus your friend? It is mine). And in our digitally overwhelming times, we train ourselves to skim and scan, rather than really read. I think of it like a holiday for your head.

Why a Slow Reading Club?

So I started reading again – and it was great. But I always think that things are more fun when you share it with others. And, like a yoga class, you’re more likely to do it when you have it locked in the diary.

The idea of the Slow Reading Club is to create a cosy, quiet, weekly social where people bring their books, grab a drink or a bite, read for an hour, then head home or stay for a chat together”.

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Photographs by Pauline Lévêque. Model: Paige Shand.

October 3, 2014

Eulalie: Original handwriting by Edgar Allan Poe in 1845.
Submitted by our dear friend fer1972

Eulalie: Original handwriting by Edgar Allan Poe in 1845.

Submitted by our dear friend fer1972

October 3, 2014

Author series by Ryan Sheffield. 2.

For sale on his Etsy Shop.

Check our first post about women authors.

October 1, 2014
"How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book."

— Henry David Thoreau

September 30, 2014
"Don’t say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers Please will you do the job for me."

— C. S. Lewis

September 27, 2014
"No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot."

— Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend.

September 25, 2014
"Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it."

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

September 25, 2014
Banned and Challenged Books 2013-2014

Which is your favorite banned or challenged book from 2013-2014?

Chech the list and be amazed.