July 30, 2014
stillrowing7:
(John Light as Oberon and Matthew Tennyson as Puck, 2013 Globe Theatre production, directed by Dominic Dromgoole)
Ten Books that have stayed with me (in the order that I encountered them):
(This sets aside the Bible and The Book of Common Prayer —and OK I cheated, so sue me):


The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (really! — I was all of 12 at the time)


Shakespeare,  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and The Tempest


Pascal, Pensées


George Herbert, The Temple


T. S. Eliot, The Wasteland, Ash Wednesday, The Four Quartets


Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov (or Karamazov Brothers, pace Ignat Avsey)


Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling, and The Sickness Unto Death


Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison


Simone Weil, Forms of the Implicit Love of God


Austin Farrer, Reflective Faith: Essays on Philosophical Theology


Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited


Flannery O’Connor, The Complete Stories (especially “Revelation” and “Parker’s Back”)


Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

stillrowing7:

(John Light as Oberon and Matthew Tennyson as Puck, 2013 Globe Theatre production, directed by Dominic Dromgoole)

Ten Books that have stayed with me (in the order that I encountered them):

(This sets aside the Bible and The Book of Common Prayer —and OK I cheated, so sue me):

  1. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (really! — I was all of 12 at the time)
  2. Shakespeare,  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and The Tempest
  3. Pascal, Pensées
  4. George Herbert, The Temple
  5. T. S. Eliot, The Wasteland, Ash Wednesday, The Four Quartets
  6. Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov (or Karamazov Brothers, pace Ignat Avsey)
  7. Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling, and The Sickness Unto Death
  8. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison
  9. Simone Weil, Forms of the Implicit Love of God
  10. Austin Farrer, Reflective Faith: Essays on Philosophical Theology
  11. Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
  12. Flannery O’Connor, The Complete Stories (especially “Revelation” and “Parker’s Back”)
  13. Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

July 28, 2014

The old man and the sea - E. Hemingway (Chalkover 2014)
by Nicola Ferrarese tifacciounmurocosi on Tumblr

The old man and the sea - E. Hemingway (Chalkover 2014)

by Nicola Ferrarese tifacciounmurocosi on Tumblr

July 28, 2014

booksandchurches: Ten more books that have stayed with me, America’s best writer William H. Gass edition:
1. A Temple of Texts2. Cartesian Sonata3. Finding a Form4. In the Heart of the Heart of the Country5. Life Sentences6. Middle C7. Omensetter’s Luck8. Tests of Time9. The Tunnel10. The World Within the Word

booksandchurches: Ten more books that have stayed with me, America’s best writer William H. Gass edition:

1. A Temple of Texts
2. Cartesian Sonata
3. Finding a Form
4. In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
5. Life Sentences
6. Middle C
7. Omensetter’s Luck
8. Tests of Time
9. The Tunnel
10. The World Within the Word

July 28, 2014

A: We neeeed you on Facebook, Bookporn!
Bookporn: Hmmm…

A: We neeeed you on Facebook, Bookporn!

Bookporn: Hmmm…

July 25, 2014

naviwing: Yet another one that I’m parting with! The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford.

naviwing: Yet another one that I’m parting with! The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford.

July 20, 2014

naviwing: I’m thinning out my book collection! These are Pocket University texts from 1925. They’re quaint anthologies.

naviwing: I’m thinning out my book collection! These are Pocket University texts from 1925. They’re quaint anthologies.

July 20, 2014

July 20, 2014

nhornby: Favorite Bookstore, Heartwood Books, Charlottesville, Va, 2014

July 18, 2014

Another nook at Grey Matter Books Amherst MA
Photo Jeff Frazier
 “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
Submitted by artbeautymoto.

Another nook at Grey Matter Books Amherst MA

Photo Jeff Frazier

 “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Submitted by artbeautymoto.

July 16, 2014
Uno, Nessuno e Centomila - Luigi Pirandello - (CHALKOVER 2014)
by Nicola Ferrarese, tifacciounmurocosi on tumblr.

Uno, Nessuno e Centomila - Luigi Pirandello - (CHALKOVER 2014)

by Nicola Ferrarese, tifacciounmurocosi on tumblr.