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    This classic crime novel was such a riveting read and I enjoyed all of the intense moments of betrayal, violence, and mafia politics. So many good characters here but Tom Hagen is my favorite: The Godfather by Mario Puzo

    amandaonwriting: Read Bookcase

    I'm not against Kindles at all, but I suspect I'll always prefer paper books. Holding them, flipping the pages, smelling them, feeling the paper, everything.

    Square Gabriel-Pierné A bench of books. This little pocket of a park just behind Institut de France was named for Henri Gabriel-Pierné, a French composer, conductor, and organist who died in 1937. Square Gabriel-Pierné, Paris VI

    We don't need no stinkin' quitter strips!

    #Gifts for readers #Gifts for Writers - you could photocopy your fav. book and then mod podge onto your light switch !


    Harper Lee

    I checked this out of the school library many times.

    Read this to my kids over and over!


    The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

    Your book choices help define you.

    32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life I've read several of them, but I have a lot of catching up to do!

    This is so true. I was happy to see really thick children's books that kids couldn't resist!

    Read this to my kids a thousand times...sigh...those were the days.

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    "Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us."

    'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn

    This is a great vintage Dutch bike, as you can see they are sturdy enough to comfortably carry two. Only in the Netherlands - love it! amsterdamcyclechic

    I sometimes pretend to myself that I have insomnia. When what I really have is a good book and inadequate respect for tomorrow...

    Fox in Socks #kids #books #dr_seuss

    Iwaki Museum of Picture Books for Children, Japan (by Ken Lee 2010)

    Makes perfect sense to me: three sisters, two parents, one dog, half the neighborhood in the back yard...this was the only place I could read in peace as a child.