"I knew I had fallen in love with Lolita forever; but I also knew she would not be forever Lolita."—from Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


"I knew I had fallen in love with Lolita forever; but I also knew she would not be forever Lolita."

—from Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

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"Witches, like saints, are solitary stars that shine with a light of their own; they depend on nothing and no one, which is why they have no fear and plunge blindly into the abyss with the assurance that instead of crashing to earth, they will fly back out. They can change into birds and see the world from above, or worms to see it from within, they can inhabit other dimensions and travel to other galaxies, they are navigators on an infinite ocean of consciousness and cognition." — Isabel Allende, Paula (via rabbitinthemoon)

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For Members Only: Library debuts in London

The latest foray in London’s busy members only club scene is Library, a book-centered destination with all the usual amenities plus a whole lot more.

It also offers a  boutique hotel on the premises and ”The Kitchen” which will feature rotating menus influenced by the latest cookbooks and will even have the author/chef  occasionally come in and cook. Then there is “Room Seven” with its floor to ceiling bookshelves which will showcase a collection of reading material chosen by select current authors. 

Forbes recently spoke with Ronald Ndoro, the man behind the concept who says one of the main draws of Library will be “the impressive roster of events lined up for members including book readings, live music and literary seminars. Art consultants Tani Burns and Andrew Hancock will curate a revolving series of exhibitions and 19 Greek Street, the design agency who oversaw the interiors of the club, will host dinners for the design community.”

And on what makes the Library different he says, “Obviously the fact that we double as a boutique hotel helps us to stand out. And of course our extensive collection of books. Members can come to read, to work, for a massage, for the gym, for a meal or to sleep!”

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The essence of decadence

Progetto fotografico di Tania Brassesco e Lazlo Passi Norberto

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"He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace." — Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych (via larmoyante)

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It has been two years since we first revealed the series design for our Vintage Children’s Classics. The list continues to grow and we are excited to take this opportunity to share some of our more recent additions.

You can see our first two ‘colour wheels’ here and here.

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Literary Word Count Infographic:

Word count!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released seven years ago - July 21, 2007.

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"I looked and looked at her, and I knew, as clearly as I know that I will die, that I loved her more than anything I had ever seen or imagined on earth." — Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (via larmoyante)

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I'm a 19-year-old book blogger from Toronto, Ontario. This blog is a response to the people who ask me what books I read and what they're about. Through this blog I intend to review and blog about my interest in books. I'm currently reading The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente and Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver.