April 11, 2014
"Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?"

— Cornelia Funke

April 10, 2014
"Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss."

— Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.

April 7, 2014
"Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace."

— Roberto Bolaño

April 6, 2014
"I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most."

— Margaret Atwood

April 4, 2014
"Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style."

— R. L. Stine

April 1, 2014
"I’m quite illiterate, but I read a lot."

— J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye.

March 7, 2014

Girls Who Read

Written and performed by Mark Grist http://markgrist.com/
Directed by Guy Larsen http://guylarsen.com/
Produced by Or Something Similar http://orsomethingsimilar.com

Submitted by elrolfo

March 3, 2014
"There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you’ve read only once can’t."

— Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly.

February 21, 2014

La Lettrice Vis à Vis
Itinerant performance by Chiara Trevisan of micro readings and conversations for one listener at the time. One bicycle, two seats, one cart full of books, three ideal itineraries that include some of the books of the Giralibro di San Salvario. For one listener at the time, original catalogs are available from which one of the pages selected by the Reader can be chosen. 
Words, emotions, fragments of text for a singular taste, in every sense.
Thanks to journeytoixtlan for the translation!

La Lettrice Vis à Vis

Itinerant performance by Chiara Trevisan of micro readings and conversations for one listener at the time. One bicycle, two seats, one cart full of books, three ideal itineraries that include some of the books of the Giralibro di San Salvario. For one listener at the time, original catalogs are available from which one of the pages selected by the Reader can be chosen.

Words, emotions, fragments of text for a singular taste, in every sense.

Thanks to journeytoixtlan for the translation!

February 10, 2014
"Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?"

— David Baldacci, The Camel Club