Bookloving author and publisher

Bookloving author and publisher

About what I love the most - books.

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The library is like a candy store where everything is free.

~ Jamie Ford

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“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”

~ St. Francis of Assisi

Source: http://metalhare.wordpress.com
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Fictional characters
Fictional characters

Please tag me if you make your own. I'd love to see them.

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“There are moments in your life when you know everything is about to change. Time isn’t whizzing by, your mind isn’t in a blur, you’re in it, living it, and you know, consciously, that your world will never be the same again. You will never be the same again.”

Proof of Lies, written by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

 

Source: http://ryanlanz.com/2017/07/26/book-quote-corner-85
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Source: http://reviewtales.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/j-r-r-tolkien-fragment-of-the-day
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Cute folding house book
Cute folding house book
Source: http://openhouseminiatures.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/how-to-make-a-folding-dolls-house
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8 Ideas you've had if you're an avid reader

I've had most of these, but not all. For instance, I'd never get rid of my books, even if I've mislaid a few. Also, I don't want to buy ALL the books, just the ones I like (or love).

Source: http://bookstr.com/8-ideas-youve-definitely-had-if-youre-avid-reader
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A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.

~ E. B. White

Source: http://bibliophileanon.tumblr.com/post/161258971757/a-library-is-a-good-place-to-go-when-you-feel
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Attention 'Doctor Who' fans: TARDIS to land in the form of a free library

Dan Zemke, 28, of Detroit has been a fan of Doctor Who for years. He's wanted to build a replica of the show's TARDIS, or Time And Relative Dimension in Space time machine, for a while now.

 

On Saturday, he'll unveil his version: The 10-foot tall, 1-ton structure will serve as a shared library at the corner of Vermont and Warren in Detroit's historic Woodbridge neighborhood.

 

TARDIS

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/nation-now/2017/05/31/dr-who-fans-detroit-get-its-own-tardis-form-free-library/360437001
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10 Tips for a Creative Life

The creative life is fraught with worries, doubts and other challenges that can easily cause a person to avoid creating.

 

It’s challenging to work on a novel for years in a world already filled with books or to share another image when it seems everybody is a photographer.

 

When we do work that doesn’t turn out, we might feel frustrated or sad. When we don’t know how to complete a project, we might feel anxious or defeated.

 

Here are 10 tips for bravely manifesting your potential, creating deeply and regularly, and living your life as an everyday creative person.

Source: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-tips-for-a-creative-life.html
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Books improve your mental health

We may read for fun, but literature is more than just entertainment. Many studies show the incredibly positive effect reading has on our health.

Source: http://www.bookstr.com/article/books-improve-your-mental-health/3542?utm_campaign=746930_newsletter_172804&utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Reading%20Room%20&dm_i=2P56,G0C2,Z2B5Q,1NP13,1
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But more than anything she likes stories, because you can make them from nothing at all.

~ Sara O’Leary, This is Sadie

Source: http://bibliophileanon.tumblr.com/post/160155304442/but-more-than-anything-she-likes-stories-because
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Escape is never further than the nearest book.

~ David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Source: http://bibliophileanon.tumblr.com/post/160158348073/escape-is-never-further-than-the-nearest-book
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OT: The test results are in!!!
OT: The test results are in!!!

After a really really long time, the results of my dna tests came in. So far we haven't found out that much yet. We have found several new third cousins that we will contact now :). We also found out that, apart from a Scandinavian ancestry, which wasn't all that surprising, we also have some Irish. Now we need to find out where the connection is. Perhaps we can even find relatives still alive. 

Next step is to contact potential relatives and to get our raw data analyzed. That way we can find out even more. 

In any case, I'm really happy right now :)

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15 Bookstores That Every Reading Addict Should Know About

Bookstores have always had the status of a sort of intellectual Mecca.

What people often forget about them though, is that they can also be incredibly cool places to visit.

 

The world is littered with bookstores that deserve a place on any travel checklist, whether you’re an avid reader or not.

 

Shakespeare and Company

Source: http://www.thewritersacademy.co.uk/blog/best-bookstores
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Flying something
Flying something

I found this hovering just outside my window. Never seen anything like it before. It was huge. A lot bigger than the other hot air balloon that I noticed a little later. There wasn't anything about it in the papers later either, but apparently there's a hot air balloon club around here.