Autumn Landscape with a Flock of Turkeys — Jean-Francois Millet

Such a nice painting. Couldn’t resist sharing it with you.


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Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared. It requires silence, some form of isolation, and sustained concentration in the presence of an enigmatic thing.

Philip Roth (via libraryland)

To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.

Edgar Allan Poe (via bookoasis)

Hard Times Generation: Families living in cars

Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.

Jeanette Winterson (via tacit-delinquency)

Penguin moves into self-publishing

You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.

Annie Proulx (via scribblersabode)

Six writers and their book-collecting habits

Tech Firm Implements Employee ‘Zero Email’ Policy