noseinabook:

Looking for Alaska (by boylescaleb)
"Take comfort from this.
You have a book in your hand
Not a loaded gun or a parking fine
or an invitation card to the wedding
Of the one you should have married
but were too selfish. Always imagining
there would be someone better out there
but there wasn’t, and you missed the boat.
And now you’re pushing forty, what are the chances
of your finding that perfect elusive partner? Highly unlikely.
Like an empty glass on a bar-room counter, loneliness beckons.

Not an empty glass, or a bottle smashed on a bar-room counter,
a photograph of the one you will always regret not marrying
not a letter from the hospital, the results devastating.
After the disaster, the dust and the screaming
a child’s arm thrust out from the rubble.
You have none of these in your hand.
A dirty syringe or a deadly scorpion,
A Molotov cocktail or an overdose
Not a loaded gun or a parking fine
You have a book in your hand.
Take comfort from this."
— 'Take Comfort' by Roger McGough (via bookhauling)

5 notes / September 4, 2014

aseaofquotes:

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace 

life returns, life prevails
chronicbookaholic:

A rainbow of books <3

ohawkguy:

the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.

167,779 notes / September 4, 2014

thebookriot:

s3psis:

Another picture of my tattoo bc why not

This is a picture of my new Harry Potter tattoo, reblogged from my personal blog. I am in love with it. :)