Bookcase, 1939. Egon Riss. (modern)
i keep my pimp hand strong
…by turning pages.
Books 4 Lyfe!!
Poorly taken webcam photo of my newest, Matilda. I’ve read nearly all the Roald Dahl books I could get my hands on but she has stuck with me through all these years, and will continue to do so. Her life basically mimics mine, well…at least the first half <3
Because I feel like it.
And because I need a library, don’t you see? Need.
The books I shall never tire of. My past, present and future.
Fairy Tales painted by Mary L. Gow, 1880
The words dripped on my consciousness, sank into my being, and carried me away to the magic long ago of once upon a time. – Peter Abrahams, Tell Freedom, 1954.
by Tom Gauld
books, don’t lie to me about life. cause I know that reading books is all there really is.
I believe that as writers and educators, we have a shared responsibility to give teenagers every opportunity to encounter everything that books can do.
This is the business, right? It is not just reading for the sake of reading. Literacy is important. Literacy is vital, but literacy is not the finish line. Literature is not just in the business of See Jane Run. Literature is in the business of helping us to imagine ourselves and others more complexly, of connecting us to the ancient conversation about how to live as a person in a world full of other people.
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