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Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.

Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot

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It’s funny, when I think about this exact time last year. Things were so different. I never would have thought that things could change so much in only a year. I wonder what next October will be like.

hopefully better, and happier

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Reading alters the appearance of a book. Once it has been read, it never looks the same again, and people leave their individual imprint on a book they have read. Once of the pleasures of reading is seeing this alteration on the pages, and the way, by reading it, you have made the book yours.

Paul Theroux

A house without books must be sad. Even sadder a house of books without people.

Manuel Rivas

saveyoursxlf:

everythings okay

^ no, but it’s gonna be okay eventually.

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exactlyyyyyyy

What I like most about reading is I can read in minutes what it took the author hours to write. What I like most about writing is readers can read in minutes what it took me seconds to write.

Jarod Kintz

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thebookempress:

I read neither to impress people nor to become a literary genius. I read for my self.

I read simply because it makes me happy.

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