game of tomes

books & assorted geekery


Reblogged from cartulary
cartulary:

Use Libraries and Learn Stuff by WordShore on Flickr

cartulary:

Use Libraries and Learn Stuff by WordShore on Flickr

Reblogged from ornamentedbeing
This crosses several borders of geekdom for me. Genius.

This crosses several borders of geekdom for me. Genius.

(Source: ornamentedbeing, via agentmlovestacos)

More beautiful home libraries for you. This one features a stunning view and lots of sunlight. I’d probably add more comfortable furniture and update the fireplace, but it has a nice retro-chic look about it.

More beautiful home libraries for you. This one features a stunning view and lots of sunlight. I’d probably add more comfortable furniture and update the fireplace, but it has a nice retro-chic look about it.

My favorite childhood book. I slept with it when I was three years old. My mom still has it, taped up cover and all. According to Wikipedia, Millions of Cats is the oldest American picture book still in print.

My favorite childhood book. I slept with it when I was three years old. My mom still has it, taped up cover and all. According to Wikipedia, Millions of Cats is the oldest American picture book still in print.

Reblogged from bibliophibious
But no one may know the shape of the tale in which they move. And, perhaps, we do not truly know what sort of beast it is, either. Stories have a way of changing faces. They are unruly things, undisciplined, given to delinquency and the throwing of erasers. That is why we must close them up into thick, solid books, so they cannot get out and cause trouble. Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (via bibliophibious)
I write books as an old man, but in this country you have to be categorized, and I guess a little boy swimming in the nude in a bowl of milk (as in ‘In the Night Kitchen’) can’t be called an adult book.

Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of such children’s books as Where the Wild Things Are.

He died to today at the age of 83. Having owned several of his books a young, avid reader, I have always appreciated the candor in his stories.

Reblogged from thelifeguardlibrarian
  • Little dude: I wanna book like The Hunger Games
  • Me: Cool. So what did you like about those books? The future? The fighting? The people?
  • Little dude: Oh I guess I like the survival part.
  • Me: Oh, dude. I've got you. *drops Lord of the Flies and walks off the stage*
Reblogged from angel-chains

angel-chains:

How do you read?