Happy Birthday, Tove Jansson!
Time Tested Books in Sacramento, CA
Hiking trip this weekend in Sierra Buttes. This is taken from the fire lookout, elevation 8587 feet.
Alexander Book Company in San Francisco
For Hemingway’s birthday, his timeless advice to aspiring writers
This modern three story home showcases an incredible library design that contains 7,500 books, designed by architects grupoSP in São Paulo, Brazil.
“And as the wind gusted against those windows, I saw how, in an instant, I lost my shelter. This truth had hardly escaped me until then, far from it, but the clarity of that moment was overwhelming. And I am still shaking.”
― Sonali Deraniyagala, Wave
A book tree in one of the bookshops in Italy / Galina Egorova http://ebks.to/1iDqO04
Look what came in the mail today!
Book Geek Quote #419
Happy Birthday, Jhumpa Lahiri, born 11 July 1967
- The best sentences orient us, like stars in the sky, like landmarks on a trail. They remain the test, whether or not to read something.
- That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
- When I sit down to write, I don’t think about writing about an idea or a given message. I just try to write a story which is hard enough.
- The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace.
- The urge to convert experience into a group of words that are in a grammatical relation to one another is the most basic, ongoing impulse of my life.
- Fiction is an act of wilfulness, a deliberate effort to reconcile, to rearrange, to reconstitute nothing short of reality itself. Even among the most reluctant and doubtful of writers, this willingfulness must emerge. Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, ‘Listen to me’.
Lahiri is an Indian American author. Lahiri’s debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake, was adapted into a film of the same name.
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Happy Birthday, Frederick Buechner, born 11 July 1926
- Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.
- You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
- To be wise is to be eternally curious.
Buechner is an American writer and theologian. He is the author of more than 30 books, which include A Long Day’s Dying and Godric.
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