This is the very wonderful blog post chalk-full of books. I like lists, thus I've categorized all the books into lists of book shops, home libraries, public libraries, quotes about books, and my favorite books. There are many, many, many more photos and quotes about books. But since I simply cannot show them all, I decided to select a few of my favorites.
If you are not sure yet, I kind of have a thing for books.
QUOTES ABOUT BOOKS
"I had always the same certainty of finding a book that was new to me as a man who walks into a field has of finding a new blade of grass."
―C. S. Lewis
"There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better."
"I want to be the girl that always has a book under her arm."
―C.S. Lyon, She Saw the World
"You can’t hold a computer in your hand like you can a book. A computer does not smell. There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt. A book has got to smell. You have to hold it in your hands and pray to it. You put it in your pocket and you walk with it. And it stays with you forever. But the computer doesn't do that for you. I’m sorry."
"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks."
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
“The man who does not read good books, has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island…and best of all you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”
“Master those books you have. Read them thoroughly. Bathe in them until they saturate you. Read and re-read them…digest them…a student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by one book thoroughly mastered than by 20 books he has merely skimmed.”
“If we encounter a man of rare intellect we should ask him what books he reads.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
The definition of a good book: “The true question to ask respecting a book is, ‘has it help’d any human soul.”
―The 1869 Librarian of Congress
“Many times the reading of a book has made the future of a man.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
―Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
just a few of MY FAVORITE BOOKS
and because I still really like lists, I've organized my favorite books into genre categories, and then alphabetically
Half Moon: Investigations (Eoin Colfer)
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (Oscar Wilde)
Murder Must Advertise - Lord Peter Wimsey (Dorothy L. Sayers)
The Man Who Was Thursday (G.K Chesterton)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (G.K. Chesterton)
The Pale Horse (Agatha Christie)
Assignment Churchill (Walter Henry Thompson)
Band of Brothers (Stephen E. Ambrose)
John Adams (David McCullough)
The Art of Intelligence (Henry A. Crumpton)
The Federalist Papers (Madison, Hamilton, and Jay)
Around the World in 80 Days (Jules Verne)
Johnny Tremain (Esther Forbes)
The Daughter of Time (Josephine Tey)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)
Phantases (George MacDonald)
The Hobbit (J.R.R Tolkien)
The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem (Kevin DeYoung)
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan, edited by C.J. Lovik)
The Lost Tools of Learning (Dorothy L. Sayers)
The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
Let me know what other book-related things you'd like to see! More posts on books coming soon.
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