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The Lady of the Camellias | Alexandre Dumas | As a young man of twenty Alexandre Dumas fell hopelessly in love with a beautiful Parisian courtesan, Marie Plessis. His father, author of The Count of Monte Cristo + The Three Musketeers, a wild spender and a Don Juan, but the young Alexandre was rather stern and pure. Three years later Marie died of consumption at the age of twenty-three, and in his first agonizing moments of grief Dumas wrote his novel, La Dame aux Camelias.

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Poetry art: original poem on found image "woman reading"

"Some books are meant to be read just like this alone, with the evening, a bowl of fruit ripening, waiting for the reader to grow hungry, but she won't, the book will devour her, and it will soon become morning." ~Silvi. #Woman_reading #Novel #Art #Vintage

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Powell's Staff 13 Favorite Books Of 2014

The Martian by Andy Weir / An American astronaut, Mark Watney, becomes stranded alone on Mars and must improvise in order to survive. It has been described as an Apollo 13 meets Cast Away.

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All 339 Books Referenced In "Gilmore Girls"

Gilmore girls book club - All 339 Books Referenced In "Gilmore Girls" I want to take the Rory Gilmore reading challenge

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28 Totally Relatable Quotes About Books

I think the love of books and reading really does run in my family and my kids will be bookworms with me.