April 18, 2014

Two beautiful cartoons to say goodbye to Gabriel García Márquez.

by Fisgón and Helguera.

March 16, 2014

fer1972: Julio Cortázar buscando vaya uno a saber qué libro!

fer1972: Julio Cortázar buscando vaya uno a saber qué libro!

March 13, 2014
"

It has often been said
there’s so much to be read,
you never can cram
all those words in your head.

So the writer who breeds
more words than he needs
is making a chore
for the reader who reads.

That’s why my belief is
the briefer the brief is,
the greater the sigh
of the reader’s relief is.

And that’s why your books
have such power and strength.
You publish with shorth!
(Shorth is better than length.)

"

— Dr. Seuss

February 28, 2014

Arundhati Roy at her residence in New Delhi
(source)

Arundhati Roy at her residence in New Delhi

(source)

February 22, 2014

Chinua Achebe photographed by Eliot Elisofon. 1959
Here’s an interesting article by Raoul J. Granqvist about the meanings behind these portraits.

Chinua Achebe photographed by Eliot Elisofon. 1959

Here’s an interesting article by Raoul J. Granqvist about the meanings behind these portraits.

November 18, 2013

The site dorislessing.org run by Jan Hanford offers a great way to explore Doris Lessing’s works:

Image source: 1, 2, 3, 4 and quote.

October 28, 2013
"By now, it is probably very late at night, and you have stayed up to read this book when you should have gone to sleep. If this is the case, then I commend you for falling into my trap. It is a writer’s greatest pleasure to hear that someone was kept up until the unholy hours of the morning reading one of his books. It goes back to authors being terrible people who delight in the suffering of others. Plus, we get a kickback from the caffeine industry…"

— Brandon Sanderson - Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

August 26, 2013

Happy Birthday, Julio Cortázar!

April 1, 2013
"But isn’t it true that an author can write only about himself?"

— Milan Kundera

January 6, 2013
womenreading:

Agatha Christie

womenreading:

Agatha Christie