Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Writer's Precipice

"The writer has to force himself to work. . . . Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not."*
-Roald Dahl

Bookplate by Nicola Bayley
available from My Home Library

*From Boy. Thanks to Jessica Warman and Tara Lazar.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Read Fearlessly

"Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book . . ."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower*

Bookplate by Fortune Bovard, 1904

Remarks at the Dartmouth College Commencement Exercises, Hanover, New Hampshire. June 14, 1953

Monday, August 4, 2014

Books Are Like People

"I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them."
-Emma Thompson*

Bookplate of Olga Adamus

Monday, July 28, 2014

Failing by Default

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default."

Art by Lynd Ward

Monday, July 21, 2014

Midnight Inspiration

"You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write."*
- Saul Bellow

Bookplate of Lydia Brewster Hubbard
Engraved by W. F. Hopson
Courtesy Bookplate Junkie

*Courtesy D Biswas on Amlokiblogs 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Reading Expands Our Horizons

Reading is a way to live more lives, to experience more worlds, to meet people we care about and want to know more about, to understand others and develop a compassion for what they confront and endure.
― Roxanne J. Coady*