martinlkennedy:

Science fiction addiction!

martinlkennedy:

Science fiction addiction!

(Source: -circa, via timetravelingscamp)

erikkwakkel:

Octopus fingers

As we still do today, medieval readers liked to mark, with a pen, passages they deemed important, useful or entertaining. While we tend to draw a thin vertical line next to the text, in medieval books this practice is often far less subtle. The pages above are from a 14th-century book with Cicero’s Paradoxa stoicorum. A reader from the 15th century was apparently very fond of this text. As he read it he marked important passages in a variety of ways. The two above are most remarkable: in one case he drew an octopus whose wide-spread tentacles “grab” an important passage; in the other he drew a variation on the widely-used pointing finger: a hand whose long fingers are twisting and turning in an attempt to mark a long passage. The parallel between the two is striking: the tentacles are like fingers, the fingers like tentacles.

Pic: Berkeley, Bancroft Library, BANC MS UCB 085 (Italy, 1350-1400). More information about the manuscript here.

(via timetravelingscamp)

aseaofquotes:

— T.S. Eliot

aseaofquotes:

— T.S. Eliot

nineteenoone:

Closeup/Detail shots of my Lord of the Rings + Hobbit box set books.

(via timetravelingscamp)

bookishreverie:

smoke-stungeyes:

A picture I took at a lovely bookshop today!

Beauty. 

bookishreverie:

smoke-stungeyes:

A picture I took at a lovely bookshop today!

Beauty. 

(via timetravelingscamp)

martinlkennedy:

The Space Warriors by Stewart Cowley. A delightfully silly 1980 book with illustrations that rip off everything from Star Wars to the Thunderbirds. I love it! Most of the artwork in the book is by Eddie Jones.

Some books are so familiar that reading them is like returning home again.
Jo March, Little Women  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: speaklivewrite, via atheartagentleman)

aseaofquotes:

Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

aseaofquotes:

Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

theinsidesource:

The Ladder Shelf
Here’s a little home tip from one of the sellers on eBay. Grab an antique wooden double ladder and mount it as a bookshelf. At 48’ wide, you’ll be able to fit in a good selection of books. 
Feelin’ the vibe? Visit the product listing and take it home for $119.95. 
(Photo: eBay Seller ArusticGarden. Text: Jauretsi)

theinsidesource:

The Ladder Shelf

Here’s a little home tip from one of the sellers on eBay. Grab an antique wooden double ladder and mount it as a bookshelf. At 48’ wide, you’ll be able to fit in a good selection of books. 

Feelin’ the vibe? Visit the product listing and take it home for $119.95. 

(Photo: eBay Seller ArusticGarden. Text: Jauretsi)