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thelifeguardlibrarian:

Ursula K. Le Guin on Being a Man

I am a man. Now you may think I’ve made some kind of silly mistake about gender, or maybe that I’m trying to fool you, because my first name ends in a, and I own three bras, and I’ve been pregnant five times, and other things like that that you might have noticed, little details. But details don’t matter… I predate the invention of women by decades. Well, if you insist on pedantic accuracy, women have been invented several times in widely varying localities, but the inventors just didn’t know how to sell the product. Their distribution techniques were rudimentary and their market research was nil, and so of course the concept just didn’t get off the ground. Even with a genius behind it an invention has to find its market, and it seemed like for a long time the idea of women just didn’t make it to the bottom line. Models like the Austen and the Brontë were too complicated, and people just laughed at the Suffragette, and the Woolf was way too far ahead of its time.

HBD, Ursula K. Le Guin.

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Ursula K. Le Guin on Being a Man

I am a man. Now you may think I’ve made some kind of silly mistake about gender, or maybe that I’m trying to fool you, because my first name ends in a, and I own three bras, and I’ve been pregnant five times, and other things like that that you might have noticed, little details. But details don’t matter… I predate the invention of women by decades. Well, if you insist on pedantic accuracy, women have been invented several times in widely varying localities, but the inventors just didn’t know how to sell the product. Their distribution techniques were rudimentary and their market research was nil, and so of course the concept just didn’t get off the ground. Even with a genius behind it an invention has to find its market, and it seemed like for a long time the idea of women just didn’t make it to the bottom line. Models like the Austen and the Brontë were too complicated, and people just laughed at the Suffragette, and the Woolf was way too far ahead of its time.

HBD, Ursula K. Le Guin.

— 22 hours ago with 53 notes
While I was standing in line to get a movie ticket I saw this cool gentleman reading behind me.

While I was standing in line to get a movie ticket I saw this cool gentleman reading behind me.

— 1 day ago
#reading  #books  #The Booklands 
olddopepeddler:

This is the opposite of a problem.

TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

olddopepeddler:

This is the opposite of a problem.

TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

— 1 day ago with 1002 notes
quotedquarterly:

The Boulder Bookstore at night. (That’s my kid stomping in to buy some Asterix comics)

quotedquarterly:

The Boulder Bookstore at night. (That’s my kid stomping in to buy some Asterix comics)

— 1 day ago with 30 notes
kaypaulikova:

Second-hand bookshop in Banska Štiavnica, Slovakia.

kaypaulikova:

Second-hand bookshop in Banska Štiavnica, Slovakia.

— 1 day ago with 4 notes
-superman:

Went to a cute little bookstore today in SoHo and there was a book signing but I didn’t know who the tall beautiful author was so it didn’t phase me and I looked around for a new old book instead for about an hour or so. Fun night and I found something I really am excited for so woohoo.

-superman:

Went to a cute little bookstore today in SoHo and there was a book signing but I didn’t know who the tall beautiful author was so it didn’t phase me and I looked around for a new old book instead for about an hour or so. Fun night and I found something I really am excited for so woohoo.

— 1 day ago with 7 notes

wordbookstores:

We Recommend: Bolaño by Mónica Maristain (ebook available) (melvillehouse)

"It’s been just over ten years since the death of Robert Bolaño, a fact that probably makes you think, ‘Hm, a little soon (for a biography), eh?’ A reasonable response! But Maristain’s account of the great writer’s life is hardly conventional, choosing to engage with those who knew him best instead of editorializing. The result, like Bolaño’s work, is simultaneously crystal-clear and obscuring. A great early biography, one that makes you want to return to the books that brought you here."

Chad

I didn’t know this existed. Guess I have another book to buy this month.

— 1 day ago with 18 notes
#Robero Bolaño  #reading  #biography  #books  #The Booklands  #Word Bookstores 
me:*owns 264 unread books*
me:*buys 17 new books*
me:*rereads harry potter*
— 1 day ago with 202985 notes
The top book is $28.00 and has 285 printed pages, no color photos, or photos of any kind. The bottom book is $27.95 and oversized, obviously, has 288 pages, and full-page photos including some in full color.
Holy shit I want to read that James Risen book, but holy shit is that insanely overpriced.

The top book is $28.00 and has 285 printed pages, no color photos, or photos of any kind. The bottom book is $27.95 and oversized, obviously, has 288 pages, and full-page photos including some in full color.

Holy shit I want to read that James Risen book, but holy shit is that insanely overpriced.

— 2 days ago
#Houghton MIfflin Harcourt  #Sterling Publishing  #James Risen  #Pay Any Price  #hardcover  #reading  #books 
"So much was going on that Tom said: ‘My gosh, so much is going on!’"
Ray Bradbury, in The Halloween Tree, proving even the greats could slop some shit on a page.
— 4 days ago with 6 notes
#Ray Bradbury  #The Halloween Tree  #writing  #am writing  #writing life  #writers  #writers of tumblr  #reading  #books  #The Booklands 

unboundbooks:
Even at the airport I end up at the bookstore

unboundbooks:

Even at the airport I end up at the bookstore

(via theclassicreader)

— 4 days ago with 3223 notes