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I want to grow old lost in a maze of bookshelves with each twist and turn opening into a world I have never seen before. When I die I want to be found clutching a dogeared copy of my favorite tome. This is a place for my favorite books, authors and literary miscellany. (People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. Saul Bellow )

This is one of my favorite books. I'd forgotten how much I loved this when I discovered buried in the back of one of my bookshelves. I am reading it again.

Simone de Beauvoir, Emma Goldman, and Rosa Luxemburg on the beach smoking pipes - c. 1930's - @~ Mlle

Rie Cramer ~ The Six Swans ~ Grimm’s Fairy Tales ~ 1927 ~ via The princess went out and gathered star-flowers

Moby Dick (1851) by Herman Melville Publisher: Vintage Books When Ishmael sets sail on the whale-ship Pequod one cold Christmas Day, he has no idea of the horrors awaiting him out on the vast and merciless ocean. The ship’s strange captain, Ahab, is obsessed with hunting down the famous white whale, Moby Dick, and will stop at nothing on his quest to annihilate his nemesis

Testify brother Lemony

F. Scott Fitzgerald at leisure, 1920s

The Pop-up Book of Phobias. Now that is scary

My apartment is filled with these

A room I want to spend the wintery days of my life in

I want to own my own bookstore where I can read, drink coffee, scribble in a journal and talk to all kinds of people all day.

surreal self-portraits by kyle thompson

I fell in love with The Little Prince the first time I read it. I have read it several times since. One of my favorite books. No home library should be without it

RIP- Ray Bradbury Thank you for all the wonder filled journeys!

Make books your companions ~ from the Talmud

If you read these, smart people everywhere will deem you literate.

hope my grandchildren will remember what is feels and smells like to read books like this and not just on an electronic device.

One can’t relive one’s life. Forgiveness is not what’s difficult; one’s always too ready to forgive. And it does no good, that’s obvious. —Louis-Ferdinand Celine