My random assortment of awesome pictures and words.

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No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.

Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

I woke up thinking a very pleasant thought. There is lots left in the world to read.

I think dystopian futures are also a reflection of current fears. We live in a time of some uncertainty and volatility. This generation has witnessed a major economic downturn (some would say collapse), America’s near-constant participation in foreign wars, and environmental instability. Dystopian novels help people process their fears about what the future might look like; further, they usually show that there is always hope, even in the bleakest future.

—Lauren Oliver

Until a few days ago, humans had been little more than legend to him, and now here he was in their world. It was like stepping into the pages of a book — a book alive with colour and fragrance, filth and chaos — and the blue-haired girl moved through it all like a fairy through a story, the light treating her differently than it did others, the air seemed to gather around her like held breath. As if this whole place was a story about her.

—Laini Taylor