The simpler it is, the more beautiful it will become. ~Wilhelm Backhaus by RiaPereira - here and there on Flickr.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader vintage cover (1960’s). Lovely!

Happiness after great literature lectures

Flores, 1917, Eliseu Visconti

Pocket book, covered in embroidered satin, 19th century. France. Via Cooper Hewitt

(via chardonette)

❝Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.❞

Did I mention that I went to the Festival of Books with some friends this past weekend?

The Hobbit + The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy.
Special Editions.

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