BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS
FRANCE, Aix en Provence. The Bibliotheque Mejanes was originally founded in 1810. Since 1989 it has formed part of the Cite du Livre. Incorporating a number of research institutes, as well as fulfilling the function of a public library, its most striking aspect is its architectural frontage, which takes the form of three giant-sized books: Albert Camus's L'Etranger (The Outsider), Antoine de Saint-Exupery's Little Prince, and the writings of Moliere.
As an English teacher, I know how important it is to remember to reflect on your writing (even after you have finished something). It is important to remember WHY you choose to write about something. I find this particular quote quite inspiring for many different reasons. Sometimes the best ideas, or innovations, come from looking back and learning from the past.
Charlotte Library Quotes _ Toni Morrison
Shakespeare words. And here are a few more - accommodation, aerial, amazement, assassination, auspicious, bloody, bump, castigate, control (noun), countless, courtship, critic, critical, dexterously, dishearten, dislocate, dwindle, eventful, exposure, frugal, generous, gloomy, hurry, impartial, indistinguishable, invulnerable, lapse, laughable, lonely, majestic, misplaced, monumental, obscene, perusal, pious, premeditated, radiance, reliance, road, sanctimonious, submerge, suspicious
13 Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Invented By Shakespeare. Check it out. You will be amazed at how often we use his inventions
Papillon (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Henri Charrière.
George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. When I grew up I used to listen to children's radio theater every Saturday. One of the best plays ever put on was George's Marvellous Medicine. I think that's partly why this is perhaps my favourite book by Roald Dahl.
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Janet Frame: Complete Autobiography. This single volume contains all three sections - To the Is-land, An Angel at My Table and The Envoy from Mirror City. The trilogy moves from a childhood and adolescence spent in a poor but intellectually intense family, through life as a student and years of incarceration in mental hospitals, to entry into the saving world of writers and the 'Mirror City' that sustains them. Read and enjoy!
What's odd is me being able to leave a bookstore without buying anything. That's REALLY odd.
Rory Gilmore's reading list. Considering how smart Rory Gilmore was I had to check it out. Not bad, not bad at all.
the man with the dancing eyes • sophie dahl
Tove Ditlevsen, wonderful Danish poet.
Nancy Drew. Ah, what would my childhood have been like without this heroine on my nightstand.