Bookloving author and publisher

Bookloving author and publisher

About what I love the most - books.

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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. 

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Which countries publishes the most books?

Have you ever wondered which country publishes the most books per year? You may think you know the answer, but you might be surprised! Take a look and see where your country lies on the book-publishing map. 

Source: http://www.bookstr.com/article/which-country-publishes-the-most-books/3411?utm_campaign=724278_newsletter_170304&utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Reading%20Room%20&dm_i=2P56,FIUU,Z2B5Q,1LM49,1
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You know, it's a funny thing about writers. Most people don't stop to think of books being written by people much like themselves. They think that writers are all dead long ago. They don't expect to meet them in the street or out shopping. They know their stories but not their names and certainly not their faces. And most writers like it that way.
 
Source: http://bibliophileanon.tumblr.com/post/158909009658/you-know-its-a-funny-thing-about-writers-most
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Why Our Future Depends on Books

We must keep books relevant and accessible, or our future may suffer.

A major reason, of course, lies in future generations. Not only for literacy but because books are able to show children different worlds and educate them on things they would never have dreamed of.

Source: http://www.bookstr.com/article/neil-gaiman-discusses-why-our-future-depends-on-books/3345?trr_article_source=post-ribbon-module&utm_campaign=705566_newsletter_172203&utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Reading%20Room%20&dm_i=2P56,F4F2,Z2B5Q,
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“There’s nothing wrong with being different.”

~ Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard

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“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”

~ Someone Like You, by Sarah Dessen

Source: http://www.bookstr.com/article/18-times-ya-lit-captured-our-feelings-exactly/3347?utm_campaign=705566_newsletter_172203&utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Reading%20Room%20&dm_i=2P56,F4F2,Z2B5Q,1JXAI,1
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“I have spent most of my life preferring books to people,’ Irene said sharply. ‘Just because I like a few specific people doesn’t change anything.”

~The Burning Page, written by Genevieve Cogman

Source: http://ryanlanz.com/2017/03/19/book-quote-corner-49
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My Book Is My Friend

Very true! Check it out here.

 

Sorry, I couldn't find a way to link directly to the image. It's cute, but I wish I could have enlarged it. 

Source: http://jeyranmain.com/2017/03/my-book-is-my-friend
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“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”

~ Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Source: http://susandorling.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/quote-of-the-day-134
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“It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.”

~ Agatha Christie, The Clocks

Source: http://bibliophileanon.tumblr.com/post/157787078708/shakenbytempests-it-is-clear-that-the-books