Posts tagged "books"

March 03rd 2011
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilightseries.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

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Rosemarie no longer has an active blog, but she can be found on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=585211028

To see the post about how she was found, please go here. Thanks, Jonathan (who should eventually get a website that I can link to, yes) for searching!

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March 21st 2011

March 27th 2011
gogeek:

Book Cover for the MacBookgogeek.tumblr.com =] 

gogeek:

Book Cover for the MacBook
gogeek.tumblr.com =] 

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April 01st 2011
Northern Lights by ~ldiehl
Terminé de leer la trilogía de “La Materia Oscura”. Buenísima :).
Lo único que no me gustó fue que en algunas partes pareciera que el autor por salir del paso optó por desenlaces del tipo “lol, wut?”, y que el primer libro (Luces del Norte) se me hizo un poco pesado (capaz como ya había visto la película no había tanto suspenso).
De los 3 libros, me quedo con “La Daga” :)

Northern Lights by ~ldiehl

Terminé de leer la trilogía de “La Materia Oscura”. Buenísima :).

Lo único que no me gustó fue que en algunas partes pareciera que el autor por salir del paso optó por desenlaces del tipo “lol, wut?”, y que el primer libro (Luces del Norte) se me hizo un poco pesado (capaz como ya había visto la película no había tanto suspenso).

De los 3 libros, me quedo con “La Daga” :)


April 24th 2011
sintantapaja:

Don’t.

sintantapaja:

Don’t.


May 05th 2011
overyesterday:

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overyesterday:

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May 15th 2011
do want :D
thedailywhat:

Wicked Bookmark of the Day: Kira Nichols created this lovely Ruby Slippers/Wicked Witch of the East polymer clay bookmark after becoming inspired while reading Wicked:

I thought, there’s no WAY that no one else hasn’t thought of this yet. So I googled, trying to find a bookmark that someone had made like this, and couldn’t find one. I just had to make one before the idea vanished from my brains.

[oicmp / h/t: craft.]
Earlier: Wizard of Oz street art in Italy.

do want :D

thedailywhat:

Wicked Bookmark of the Day: Kira Nichols created this lovely Ruby Slippers/Wicked Witch of the East polymer clay bookmark after becoming inspired while reading Wicked:

I thought, there’s no WAY that no one else hasn’t thought of this yet. So I googled, trying to find a bookmark that someone had made like this, and couldn’t find one. I just had to make one before the idea vanished from my brains.

[oicmp / h/t: craft.]

Earlier: Wizard of Oz street art in Italy.

(Source: thedailywhat)


May 22nd 2011
9gag:

Books - they make good stairs…

May 31st 2011
9gag:

Cool Page Corner Bookmarks…

August 13th 2011

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September 10th 2011

September 13th 2011

September 25th 2011
micasaessucasa:

equilibrium bookcase

micasaessucasa:

equilibrium bookcase


October 10th 2011

October 10th 2011

adrianalikestea:

OMG want!!

kitfoxhawaii:

glitterbubbles:

theewhitetiger:

porn for my tumblr girls…

can this be my fortress of solitude/dream fort? I’d like to go there now.

xoxoxoxoxo

WHAT, WHAT, WHAAAAAT IS THIS?  OH. MYGOD.  This is my new house.  From now on I will be living in there.  FOR EVER.

si llego a tener una hija… fuck it, si llego a tener un hijo también le consigo una versión manly de esto xD

Aunque pensándolo mejor, para ese entonces con un super-kindle va a ser suficiente xD


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