Good tip, Twain. Via Buzzfeed.
Today we remember beloved New Zealand children’s book author Margaret Mahy, who passed away earlier this morning. Mahy was the author of dozens of memorable books for young readers, including such favorites as A Lion in the Meadow, Clancy’s Cabin, The Pirate Uncle, and Raging Robots and Unruly Uncles. Image via.
“I’m in the coffee shop reading David Cohen’s The Escape of Sigmund Freud, and I have the sudden thought that I’ve missed out on billions of Januaries on my own planet.”
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
—Henry David Thoreau, born today in 1817
When we talk about libraries, we so easily think in religious terms.
Jacques Bonnet, Phantoms on the Bookshelves.