A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. William Styron (via observando)

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  • Writers: Wait, blogging and living aren't the same thing?!
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There are certain books I need to read in total silence and isolation like reading in my bed in the middle of the night because the sensation of reading the words isn’t the same as reading them in the middle of the day around people

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So many of the greatest quotes by authors and literature lovers begin with the word ‘If’ because ‘If’ is a dangerous and exciting word. ‘If’ is filled with countless stories and wondrous possibilities. A.J.B. “The ‘If’ Question”
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Reading is primarily a symptom. Of a healthy imagination, of our interest in this and other worlds, of our ability to be still and quiet, of our ability to dream during daylight. Carmen Callil (among MANY others), Stop What You’re Doing and Read This (via quoted-books)

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100 Ideas « Keri Smith

100 cool things to do for Wreck This Journal. Thanks, Keri Smith!

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Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river. Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (via quoted-books)

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Q: Name 2 things you like about yourself and pass this on to the first 10 people on your dash :)

Hello there, dear! So glad you caught me before I went back to studying. Sorry for my absence, I’m still quite busy, but I do have a few minutes to spare this evening. 

Okay, let’s see…

1) I like that I am a very compassionate person and that I will literally hug anyone I see who is having a bad day, even if I don’t know them. 

2) I also like that I have a wild imagination. I can be very creative with scrap booking and writing. (I am seriously debating beginning an art journal after I’ve finished the one I am currently writing in. I’m excited!) 

Thank you for taking the time to send me this. I appreciate it. I hope you’re having a lovely week so far. :) 

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Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing. Henry Miller (via fixyourwritinghabits)

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