Category Archives: Wonderful Quotes

Book map for the bookworm

Book of words

Book Map
In this age and era, most of us do not really need a map in our lives since we can pull out an interactive one straight away on our smartphones.

But when I saw this gorgeous book map, I stopped and marvelled at it because contained within the labyrinth of streets and alleys, there are more than 600 literature titles packed into it. Doesn’t that already make this fictional work droolworthy? A Christmas gift idea for your bookworm friend perhaps?

Book Map 2

Book Map 3

The map can be bought online HERE.

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The Matilda Project | Yellowed pages between my fingers make me happy.

As you enter the shop, there’s a poster on the wall next to the fiction section which I just have to share.  It sets the tone for the rest of the shop and makes any reader, regardless of native language, feel right at home.  It’s Daniel Pennac’s ‘Les Droits du Lecteur’ or ‘Rights of the Reader,’ which are:

1. The right not to read

2. The right to skip pages

3. The right not to finish a book

4. The right to re-read

5. The right to read whatever you want

6. The right to ‘Bovarysme’ (the error of identifying too much with the book)

7. The right to read wherever you want

8. The right to dip in and out

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to silence!

via The Matilda Project | Yellowed pages between my fingers make me happy..

What I go for in a Woman | exactlymythinking

I saw this video on one of my favorite sites, geeksaresexy.net, and thought I’d share

Basically I feel the same way.  Not reading is pretty much a deal breaker for me.  I want my kids (if I ever have any) to grow up with a love of reading, and the best way for that to happen is if they see both their parents reading.  I already make bi-weekly trips to the bookstore, I want someone to share that with.

I own over 800 books. 819 to be exact and I’ve read 97% of those.  That doesn’t count the books I’ve read and don’t own. Reading is kind of important to me.  I just need to figure out how you meet other people who also enjoy spending all day in their homes reading.  Perhaps this is the answer (pinned from tumbler).

If I ever get up the courage, I’m doing this.

I also just realized when looking at the preview of this post, that I chose this theme because it looks like a leather bound book.  Yeah, I probably have an obsession.

via What I go for in a Woman | exactlymythinking.

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Trips For Book Lovers: Istanbul #1 | Bookworm’s Diary

“Whatever book you are looking for, the shopkeepers in this area will have it and best of all, their pricing is fair and sometimes a bargain. Many of the shopkeepers speak English and all of them know who has what and where to get several versions of the genre you are interested in. I started reading Turkish a few years ago and this is where I bought my children’s books in Turkish to read. If you are a book aficionado, you will LOVE this market.”

– Sahaflar Çarşısı: Traveler Reviews

via Trips For Book Lovers: Istanbul #1 | Bookworm’s Diary.

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DO NOT DISTURB! | Sheth’s Perspective

DO NOT DISTURB!

posted in Poetry by ShethP

Lights dimmed,

Book in hand.

Sitting in a cuddle,

In a faraway land.

Squinted eyes,

Clenched grip.

Pages rustle,

To the rhythm of lips.

Tensed air,

Heart beating fast.

Only thought is,

Who will last?

Nimble fingers,

Flipping pages.

Eyes darting,

Seems like ages.

Last chapter,

No words left.

Journey ends,

We sit bereft.

Regaining sense,

Back to reality.

Hungry again,

For such sensuality.

– ShethP

via DO NOT DISTURB! | Sheth’s Perspective.

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Books are dead, long live books: a visit to John Sandoe Books, London | Our Next Sunrise

“Every book on your shelf is a piece of your mental furniture,” he muses. “They are powerful repositories of our sense of self. Something like Kindle is never going to take that over.”

via Books are dead, long live books: a visit to John Sandoe Books, London | Our Next Sunrise.

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Classic Reading | T Bar Heart

There is nothing like reading an actual hard copy, well-written old book. I love ebooks for air travel and other situations, but still love the tactile experience of turning well-worn pages. The look, feel and even the subtle fragrance of “real” books is satisfying and nostalgic.

via Classic Reading | T Bar Heart.

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the knowledge bowl: Dear thepublicblogger, why did you follow my blog? | Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger

With a population of 65,000,000, if WordPress were a country, it would be the 22nd largest in the world, wedged right between  the United Kingdom (63,700,000) and France (65,700,000). It is a fascinating, international community, that enables all to build a platform to showcase their talents and/or to have a voice. I enjoy my trips around the WordPress world. The sites, sounds, stories, rants and raves I encounter from my desktop our priceless.

via the knowledge bowl: Dear thepublicblogger, why did you follow my blog? | Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger.

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On Reading | Frankly Speaking

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Cicero, (Attributed)

He liked all books, because he liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.

John Green, An Abundance of Katherines, 2008

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Sir Richard Steele

via On Reading | Frankly Speaking.

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