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Dubliners by James Joyce | 16 Little Books To Read On Long Journeys

I had this copy and cried and cried though I loved it. Am I strong enough to read it with Joel?

"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."

"The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space... The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read." - Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards! <------ Thank you for the TP quote!

"A good book should leave you...slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it." #quotes #reading

"I am a reader not because I don't have a life but because I choose to have many..."

A large, still book is a piece of quietness, succulent and nourishing in a noisy world, which I approach and imbibe with "a sort of greedy enjoyment," as Marcel Proust said of those rooms of his old home whose air was "saturated with the bouquet of silence." ― Holbrook Jackson

I just adore the curious young lady in this photo (reminds me of myself) and how true it is!

It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read. -Lemony Snicket From 27 Totally Relatable Quotes About Books on buzzfeed

“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre