"Books read long ago which it’s now time to reread and the books you’ve always pretended to have read and now it’s time to sit down and really read them" -Italo Calvino

"Books read long ago which it’s now time to reread and the books you’ve always pretended to have read and now it’s time to sit down and really read them" -Italo Calvino

hyourinmaruice:

caseythesalamancer:

pokemallow:

do yoU EVER GET SO UPSET THAT FICITIONAL CAHRACCTESRS HAVE THE SAME AGE AS YOU AND THEYVE GONE ON SUCH MAGICAL ADNVETURES AND YOU HAVENT????

What do you mean?  You went on all of those adventures with them, didn’t you?

That is the best answer ever

(Source: dekroth)

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On behalf of all tumblr book blogs, I agree

“For me, summer reading means beaches, long train rides and layovers in foreign airports. All of which call for escaping into really long books.” -Maria Semple 
 

For me, summer reading means beaches, long train rides and layovers in foreign airports. All of which call for escaping into really long books.” -Maria Semple 

 

Of course cartoon-me is reading :) (thanks less-than-one)

Of course cartoon-me is reading :) (thanks less-than-one)

This is absolutely perfect. 17 things all readers can agree over

Currently reading

Currently reading

Happy 4th of July! 
American Flag 2 by Thatcher Wine

Happy 4th of July! 

American Flag 2 by Thatcher Wine

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy, #2)The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found The Year of the Flood just as brilliant as Oryx and Crake . Unfortunately, reading the first one made reading this one slightly less enjoyable for me, just because I knew what would happen and it lost some of the suspense and mystery which the first one presented for me. The Year of the Flood covers approximately the same time period as Oryx and Crake, plus a little more, and many of the events and characters cross over. The books together provide a rich and complex view of the future as envisioned by Atwood.

 I really think the third book in this “Trilogy” will really determine the place and status of this series in literary history. For now both are brilliantly written and descriptive works, typical of my queen Margaret Atwood, but I am excited for the third book to really crash these two books together and lead us into the MaddAddam future. 

sometimes I have these moments where I realize how many books are out there in the world that I have yet to read and start panicking, but then I remember that I still have many years of reading ahead of me