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Books. Why?

July 23, 2011

photo credit: me

Books. Why?
So I can talk to other humans without having to meet them.
Fear of boredom.
So that I will never be alone.

-Louise Erdrich, Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country

16 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2011 9:51 am

    Perfect for shy people!

  2. July 23, 2011 10:54 am

    Nice! I really want to read that Erdrich book.

  3. July 23, 2011 1:52 pm

    Nice quote and beautiful picture, Eva! I am really intrigued about the Marina Tsvetaeva book! What is it about?

    • August 1, 2011 8:29 pm

      It’s a collection of her poetry; she’s one of my favourite Russian poets. :)

  4. July 23, 2011 8:21 pm

    You are the only other person I know who has Sixpence House! Have you read it yet? I liked it a lot. Nice choice of quote.

  5. July 23, 2011 8:25 pm

    It is true that we will never be alone as long as we have our books!

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  7. July 23, 2011 11:27 pm

    I love it! :)

  8. July 23, 2011 11:53 pm

    I love the quote, and now i have another book to look for, the one you quoted from! lol I’ve read Six Pence House, it was lovely and not quite what I expected, either. What did you think? love the photo, too.

    • August 1, 2011 8:30 pm

      I actually loved Sixpence House, though as you say it was different from what I imagined it woudl be!

  9. July 24, 2011 7:36 am

    I love the colour scheme of your pictures and the old book spines!

  10. justbookreading permalink
    July 24, 2011 9:04 am

    That’s perfect. :)

  11. July 25, 2011 7:40 am

    What an excellent photograph! Good work! :)

  12. July 25, 2011 7:57 am

    “Because seeing the voices on paper is better than hearing them in your head!”

  13. bookgazing permalink
    July 25, 2011 9:52 am

    Great photo, perfect tones.

  14. August 1, 2011 8:30 pm

    Thanks for the photo compliments everyone!

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