1. 03:16 20th Oct 2014

    Notes: 1069

    Reblogged from theclassicreader

    Tags: onnnn poiiiintFoucault

    Foucault

    literarystarbucks:

    Michael Foucault goes up to the counter and orders an iced coffee. Is his choice a product of his past or his present? Aren’t we all just at the whim of the power structures that control our society? Should we abandon this Starbucks and take control of our own beverages? What do we know about coffee? What do any of us know about anything? The barista, not surprisingly, quits her job.

     
  2. Like beads on an abacus designed to calculate infinity, cars glided along the lanes of the motorways, while the ships moving up and down river appeared as if they had been halted forever.
    — W.G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn
     
  3. 21:30

    Notes: 478

    Reblogged from russkayaliteratura

    Tags: TolstoyAnna Karenina

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    intheheatherbright:

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenin, translated by Constance Garnett (London: Heinemann 1966 [1901]).
Jacket designed by Colin Andrews.

    intheheatherbright:

    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenin, translated by Constance Garnett (London: Heinemann 1966 [1901]).

    Jacket designed by Colin Andrews.

     
  4. This article really speaks to me:

    If you really do feel up for doing a little more work than you strictly have to, then why not read some stuff that will be hard to understand and may not actually mean anything? After all, that’s what studying is about. A year after you leave education you’ll have no idea what it means but you’ll have a better, instinctive (i.e. borrowed) understanding of society and for a brief moment you’ll be able to say: “I read Roland Barthes and I sort of got where he was coming from.”

     
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    bookslooks:

My edition of Little Women from the puffin collaboration with Rifle Paper. Quite pretty.

    bookslooks:

    My edition of Little Women from the puffin collaboration with Rifle Paper. Quite pretty.

     
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    booksactually:

“Then he made one last effort to search in his heart for the place where his affection had rotted away, and he could not find it.” ― Gabriel García Márquez

    booksactually:

    “Then he made one last effort to search in his heart for the place where his affection had rotted away, and he could not find it.” ― Gabriel García Márquez

     
  7. A text is not a line of words releasing a single ‘theological’ meaning (the ‘message’ of the Author-God) but a multi-dimensional space in which a variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clash. The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture.
    —  Roland Barthes, The Death of the Author
     
  8. 19:25

    Notes: 54

    Reblogged from booksactually

    booksactually:

    Time to get your book fix this weekend, at our POP-UP STORE @ MILLENIA WALK!(#01-83, right opposite The Hour Glass, 11am - 8pm daily.) 

    Come, say hello :)

     
  9. 19:50 18th Oct 2014

    Notes: 1976

    Reblogged from joyfulchild

    Tags: Alain de BottonQuote

    Most of what makes a book ‘good’ is that we are reading it at the right moment for us.
    — Alain de Botton (via observando)
     
  10. 19:25

    Notes: 80

    Reblogged from books-cupcakes

    Tags: AtonementIan McEwan

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    lady-of-nothingness:

Books and Cupcakes Challenge Day 21 - People on the cover

    lady-of-nothingness:

    Books and Cupcakes Challenge Day 21 - People on the cover

     
  11. 16:49

    Notes: 2501

    Reblogged from aboutbooksanddreams

    Tags: Gillian FlynnGone GirlQuote

    A male author can write about unlikable male characters. They’re called anti-heroes and it’s called a novel.
    — Gillian Flynn on people calling her writing misogynistic in Glamour magazine, the October 2014 issue. The level of sass and taking no shit from both her and Rosamund Pike-who Flynn interviews in this article-is strong and gives me life. (via ianstagram)

    (Source: samishoward)

     
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    Getting to grips with my essay on authorship has meant hunching over this beast of a book for hours on end.

    Getting to grips with my essay on authorship has meant hunching over this beast of a book for hours on end.

     
  13. 20:15 17th Oct 2014

    Notes: 210

    Reblogged from the-library-and-step-on-it

    Tags: Blankets

     
  14. 19:50

    Notes: 3

    Reblogged from imcelestial

    Tags: David Foster WallaceQuote

    It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relivable by purchase.
    — David Foster Wallace (via imcelestial)
     
  15. 19:25

    Notes: 207

    Reblogged from booksfrommyshelf

    Tags: Anne of Green Gables

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    bookslooks:

Life is hard when you have a limited amount of money and need a laptop, new phone and also a new camera just to mention a few things and then pretty books are published and you really have no choice but to buy them.

    bookslooks:

    Life is hard when you have a limited amount of money and need a laptop, new phone and also a new camera just to mention a few things and then pretty books are published and you really have no choice but to buy them.