A book is the door way to a new life full of new experiences and points of view. Gift a child with a book and you give them a the key to explore endless possibilities.
Some books can stay with you forever. Some like tattoos, a mark on your skin that can be visible to others, or sometimes not, but you know it’s there and exactly what it means. Other books tear you apart so completely while you read them that when you finally finish the book and start to put yourself back together some parts of the book get mixed in and the book because just another part of you.
Books are not only the arbitrary sum of our dreams, and our memory. They also give us the model of self-transcendence.
—Susan Sontag, Letter to Borges (via elioat)
Food for the mind
One life is not enough for my to-read list. Make me a vampire, I don’t care about your blood, I want eternity for reading only.
—Black. (via neverlandofbooks)