“DISCOMBOOKULATED: The state of being confused by a book’s plot.”


symphonicallyspeaking:

Impromptu No.2 Op. 36 in F-sharp major- Chopin. Performed by H. Reichott. 

theinwardsources:

Literary presents | Mugs

Well, I started this before Christmas and then stopped because I figured people didn’t need any more gift ideas… But I still had some links saved, and Christmas is not the only reason to buy presents, is it? And there’s also self-gifts. Celebrate yourself with a mug!

  1. Chesire Cat disappearing mug (click the gif to appreciate effect), from the Unemployed Philosophers Guide, $12.95
  2. Virginia Woolf from BlackbirdStudioUK (Etsy), £8.55
  3. Nineteen Eighty-Four from Penguin (the UK shop is not working atm), $9.95
  4. The Hobbit from CaesarGJ (Etsy), £8.55
  5. Jane Austen characters from The Literary Gift Company, £9.95 (The Shakespeare one is also amazing, so is Dickens’)
  6. I Would Prefer Not To (Bartleby the Scrivener) from Melville House, $20
  7. Shakespearean Insults from the Unemployed Philosophers Guide, $12.95
  8. Literary Lions: Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, from Right Note, £7.80
  9. Literary Transport (Little Women) from The Contemporary Home, £5.00

In case someone was wondering (I know you all were) my favourite ones are the ones in the middle column. Specially the characters one. But I have the Penguin one from P&P (which I love) and one from the Jane Austen gift shop (not on sale anymore) and maybe that’s enough JA mugs for one person <3

(via booklover)

(Source: amandaonwriting)


Untitled by (JP Benante)

Untitled by (JP Benante)

(via umq)

It&#8217;s 100% necessary. Love is what gives us hope.

It’s 100% necessary. Love is what gives us hope.

(Source: amandaonwriting)

“Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.”

Samuel Butler (via writersrelief)

(via bibliophileanon)


Symphony № 2 “Lobgesang”, Op. 52: II. Sinfonia: Allegretto un poco agitato, Felix Mendelssohn; Pablo Heras-Casado, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

(Source: sforzinda, via symphonicallyspeaking)

symphonicallyspeaking:

therachstarr:

"The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.”
—Igor Stravinsky

agreed 

symphonicallyspeaking:

therachstarr:

"The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.

—Igor Stravinsky

agreed 

“You see, unlike in the movies, there is no THE END sign flashing at the end of books. When I’ve read a book, I don’t feel like I’ve finished anything. So I start a new one.”

Elif Shafak, The Bastard of Istanbul (via coffee-tea-and-sympathy)

(via teachingliteracy)