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For the love of books

Random thoughts on the world of reading and bibliophilia. 

Literary Pick Up Lines

Literary Pickup Lines

30 signs you like books more than you like people

100 Notable books of 2013

One more top books list for 2013. 

End-of-Year Book Lists

A collection of best book lists for 2013. Gift ideas, anyone?

The best books ever written...in 1898. How many have you read?

Yes!

10 Famous Authors Who Remind Us That Great Writers Can Also Be Decent Human Beings

Reblogged from Dawid Piaskowski:

interesting article

Great Book Websites

Great list of Great Book Websites from New York Public Library's blog. 

Bestselling author Tom Clancy dies in a Maryland hospital at age 66

Reblogged from Books2day:

Clancy was noted for military-themed novels that were so accurate in their technical descriptions they often got close scrutiny from the military and intelligence agencies. After "Red Storm Rising" was released in the 1980s, Clancy was called in by the US Navy and questioned how he knew about some advanced weapon systems. His response was that he just did a lot of research and put two plus two together. 

 

RIP Tom, you will be missed. 

 

Tom Clancy, pictured at a New York book signing in 2003, died Tuesday night in a Baltimore hospital, his hospital reported.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/author-tom-clancy-dead-66-article-1.1473782

Paperless Libraries

What’s a library without books?

The Ancient Roots of Punctuation

For all those grammar lovers out there...This one's for you! :)

 

A brief history of the hashtag, and other unusual punctuation marks.

At Last, the "Netflix For Books" Is Here

Oyster app launches for iPhone, by invitation only. Check out their website to request an invite: https://www.oysterbooks.com/

 

The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World

Have a gander for some truly beautiful and unique architecture.

 

My home city's public library (Vancouver) made the list at #2. Though after seeing all of these amazing photos, I'm not sure it's my favourite anymore... 

 

Vancouver Public Library