Friday, January 9, 2015

Quotes on reading, part 3

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade. 
 - Anthony Trollope

Wear the old coat and buy the new book. 
 - Austin Phelps

He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes. 
 - Barrow

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. 
 - Confucius

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. 
 - Frederick Douglass

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet. 
 - Lady Montagu

A big book is like a serious relationship; it requires a commitment. Not only that, but there's no guarantee that you will enjoy it, or that it will have a happy ending. 
 - Mick Foley

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. 
 - Mortimer Adler

No two persons ever read the same book.

–Edmund Wilson

A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.

–Neil Gaiman

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

–Vera Nazarian

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.

–Ezra Pound

More quotes on reading

Quotes on Reading

“Reading brings us unknown friends” ― HonorĂ© de Balzac

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Books I would like to recommend

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine

Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York edited by Sari Botton

The Sunday List of Dreams by Kris Radish

Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn by Kris Radish

Dance Lest We All Fall Down by Margaret Willson

What It's Like to Live Now by Meredith Maran

Wrapped in Rainbows: the life of Zora Neale Hurston by Valerie Boyd

Peach Blossom Pavilion by Mingmei Yip

The Unedited Diaries of Carolina Maria de Jesus edited by Robert Levine and Jose Carlos Sebe Bom Meihy