White Nights and Blue Moons

Two gates the silent house of Sleep adorn;
Of polish'd ivory this, that of transparent horn:
True visions thro' transparent horn arise;
Thro' polish'd ivory pass deluding lies.
The book scorpion (Chelifer cancroides) is a tiny pseudoscorpion that preys on booklice and other small insects commonly found in houses.

The book scorpion (Chelifer cancroides) is a tiny pseudoscorpion that preys on booklice and other small insects commonly found in houses.

Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.

—Karl Lagerfeld (via observando)

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visual-poetry:

»working on my novel« by cory arcangel

working on my novel is a book which is based on a twitter feed that re-tweets the best posts featuring the phrase “working on my novel.”

pre-order it here

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Serious writers write, inspired or not. Over time they discover that routine is a better friend than inspiration.

—Ralph Keyes (via writingquotes)

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bibliolectors:

Flying books looking readers / Vuelan los libros buscando lectores (ilustración de Chi Chung)

bibliolectors:

Flying books looking readers / Vuelan los libros buscando lectores (ilustración de Chi Chung)

It seems like many people think that if you drive yourself crazy, then you can write. I’m absolutely not interested in that. It made sense to me to be as whole and well as I could be, and as happy. I wanted to see what a fortunate life would produce. What writing would come out of a mind that didn’t try to torment itself? What did I have to know? What did I have to do rather than what can I torment and bend myself into doing? What was the fruit on that tree?

Broken industrial signature sewing needle I just found inside a quire of this book.

Broken industrial signature sewing needle I just found inside a quire of this book.