Showing posts tagged reader
Her curiosity was too much for her. She felt almost as if she could hear the books whispering on the other side of the half-open door. They were promising her a thousand unknown stories, a thousand doors into worlds she had never seen before.
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
Being a reader is sort of like being president, except reading involves fewer state dinners, usually. You have this agenda you want to get through, but you get distracted by life events, e.g., books arriving in the mail/World War III, and you are temporarily deflected from your chosen path.
Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree: A Hilarious and True Account of One Man’s Struggle With the Monthly Tide of the Books He’s Bought and the Books He’s Been Meaning to Read
So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?
Hunter S. Thompson
The truth is that every true admirer of the novels cherishes the happy thought that they alone - reading between the lines - has become the secret friend of the author.
Katherine Mansfield
(Reblogged from thesilkribbon)
Be you writer or reader, it is very pleasant to run away in a book.
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
(Reblogged from effyeahyoungadultlit)