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Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve.

Carol Shields (via fleurishes)

It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.

Lemony Snicket (via runa-lovegood)

(Source: darlingdahlia)

It’s best to spend your teenage years doing nothing but reading. What else is there to do? The boys are in a cloud of Axe, the men are bad for you, the women aren’t interested, and the girls, like you, are trying frenetically to figure it out. Best instead to read all the things, you’ll have decades to watch television after work. It doesn’t have to be good; it’s all the apprenticeship-work of gathering information that matters.

Nicole Cliffe, The Hairpin (via shannonpareil)

Read without discrimination, at least while young. I distrust people with only highbrow favorite authors.

(via thecardiganlibrarian)

People who read books in public places are regarded with suspicion because they appear self-sufficient. When you seem self-sufficient, other people think that you think you’re better than them, and they get resentful.

Jessica Zafra, Chicken Pox for the Soul (via bookmania)



Reading is fashionable. Illustration by Sophie Louise.



Reading is fashionable. Illustration by Sophie Louise.

(Source: haya-adab)

That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (via booksquotesandreviews)

(via Falling Together: A Novel by Marisa de los Santos)

If you grew up reading authors like John Green, Rachel Cohn, and David Levithan, you should grow into reading authors like Marisa de los Santos.

(Source: fluttergirl67)

(Source: zarifadam)

Fiction seems to be more effective at changing beliefs than nonfiction, which is designed to persuade through argument and evidence. Studies show that when we read nonfiction, we read with our shields up. We are critical and skeptical. But when we are absorbed in a story, we drop our intellectual guard. We are moved emotionally, and this seems to make us rubbery and easy to shape.

“Why fiction is good for you” in The Boston Globe (via aaknopf)

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