All The Sweet Serenity of Books

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This blog is run by Tanmai and Kylie - best friends/book adicts

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Updated pictures of my bookshelves.

I’ve got nearly 700 books and I think I’ve read all but approx. 100-150 of them. Too much? NOT ENOUGH.

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polarfuechsin: Ten Books that Stayed with Me:
Lew Tolstoi - Anna Karenina
Jeffrey Eugenides - Middlesex
Milan Kunderas - Immortality
Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore
Arthur Conan Doyle - The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Jostein Gaarder - The Solitare Mystery
Mikael Niemi - Popular music from Vittula
Michael Bulgakov - The Master and Margarita
Umberto Eco - The Name of the Rose
Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials (not pictured because a friend is reading it right now)

polarfuechsin: Ten Books that Stayed with Me:

Lew Tolstoi - Anna Karenina

Jeffrey Eugenides - Middlesex

Milan Kunderas - Immortality

Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Jostein Gaarder - The Solitare Mystery

Mikael Niemi - Popular music from Vittula

Michael Bulgakov - The Master and Margarita

Umberto Eco - The Name of the Rose

Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials (not pictured because a friend is reading it right now)

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Still, I wonder if we shall ever be put into songs or tales. We’re in one, of course; but I mean: put into words, you know, told by the fireside, or read out loud of a great big book with red and black letters, years and years afterwards. And people will say: ‘Let’s hear about Frodo and the Ring’ and they’ll say ‘Oh yes, that’s one of my favorite stories.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Happy Birthday, Mr. Tolkien!

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