1. Your literary playlist: A guide to the music of Haruki Murakami
The popular author’s latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, carries on a long tradition of pointed musical references

    Your literary playlist: A guide to the music of Haruki Murakami

    The popular author’s latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, carries on a long tradition of pointed musical references

  2. Already?” grunted my father when I nudged him awake. He got up, pulled our bags from the luggage rack and laid them in the corridor before turning to me. “Eddie, how long have we been father and son?”“As long as I can remember.

    from Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)

    nationalbook:

    50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.

    (Via The Bookseller)


    • oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Bloomsday!
    • oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Bloomsday!
    • oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Bloomsday!
    • oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Bloomsday!

    oldfilmsflicker:

    Happy Bloomsday!


  3. Home may be where the heart is but it’s no place to spend Wednesday afternoon.


    • Home Again

    • By Michael Kiwanuka

    literaryjukebox:

    You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all.

    Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928–May 28, 2014) in Conversations with Maya Angelou.

    Song: “Home Again” by Michael Kiwanuka

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  4. newyorker:

In memory of Maya Angelou, who died today at the age of 86, a look at a slide show of her life in photographs: http://nyr.kr/1pylkYU
Angelou, date unknown. Photograph by Chester Higgins Jr./Getty.

    newyorker:

    In memory of Maya Angelou, who died today at the age of 86, a look at a slide show of her life in photographs: http://nyr.kr/1pylkYU

    Angelou, date unknown. Photograph by Chester Higgins Jr./Getty.


  5. Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx on Novel Songs

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    Listen to these tracks on 8tracks

    Unlucky Waltz - Danny Poullard
    Chere Alice - Allie J. Young
    Picame Arana - Victor Flores
    Muskrat Ramble - Lawrence Welk & Myron Floren
    Mi Querida Reynosa - Los Dos Gilberts
    Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ - Bob Dylan
    Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads
    When I Paint My Masterpiece - The Band
    4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - Bruce Springsteen
    Femme Fatale - Elvis Costello
    Back Street Girl - The Rolling Stones
    Polly Put the Kettle On - Kitty, Daisy, & Lewis


  6. slaughterhouse90210:

“No mother is ever, completely, a child’s idea of what a mother should be, and I suppose it works the other way around as well. But despite everything, we didn’t do too badly by one another, we did as well as most.― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

    slaughterhouse90210:

    “No mother is ever, completely, a child’s idea of what a mother should be, and I suppose it works the other way around as well. But despite everything, we didn’t do too badly by one another, we did as well as most.
    ― Margaret Atwood,
    The Handmaid’s Tale


  7. Proulx keeps her readers in mind because she knows she has to fight to maintain their attention. ‘We are in a period where images have certainly overtaken the printed word,’ she muses. ‘In the US, I think pop culture books and genres like murder mysteries, true crime and tell-all celebrity biographies have edged out serious literature.’ Determinedly set in her decision to be a recluse, what Proulx has to display of herself is already on the bookshelves. ‘A reader is more concerned with the storyline than any entrance into a writer’s mind,’ she says. ‘I hope.’

    Annie Proulx will not be joining me Saturday, but local musician Audrey Ryan will.

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