in.want.of.a.book in.want.of.a.book

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Michael  American. A book in hand, and stacks on the floor. "Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." 📩: mjmaker@gmail.com


Move #15 is on!
One bucket of coffee, please.

It's a bit of a mess right now, but I haven't fully "move-raged" on anyone ..... yet!
So that's a plus.

I want to thank all of you for your good wishes, thoughts, prayers, and good juju on the interview I had earlier this month.
Happily, I will be starting a new job with Amazon, in Northern California, on the 31st of this month. Yay!

Hopefully, my babies - the books, of course - will be packed with care, I'll find a house quickly, and be reunited with the little guys very soon!
Wish you all could join me on the journey.
First round of drinks is on me!


"I saw in their eyes something I was to see over and over in every part of the nation- a burning desire to go, to move, to get under way, anyplace, away from any Here. They spoke quietly of how they wanted to go someday, to move about, free and unanchored, not toward something but away from something. I saw this look and heard this yearning everywhere in every state I visited. Nearly every American hungers to move."
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

"When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would satisfy this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever, and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked."
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America


Have you moved often, wish you had; or love putting roots down, and staying in one place?
I have to admit, I'm very conflicted over what I prefer, after making so many moves.





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For her everything was red, orange, gold-red from the sun on the closed eyes, and it all was that color, all of it, the filling, the possessing, the having, all of that color, all in a blindness of that color.
Ernest Hemingway


Something about this colour combination.


Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks.
John Donne





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Agatha Christie.
The End.
Looking like Skittles


Oops!
Nailed it:
"It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down."
Agatha Christie, The Clocks

"Anyone who has never really loved has never really lived."
Agatha Christie, Sad Cypress





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Poets on poets


"It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal."
E.M. Forster, A Room with a View





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"You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice


Casting a long literary shadow

#janeausten
#prideandprejudice




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"The ninety and nine are with dreams, content, but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true
Edgar Allan Poe

"Books, indeed, were his sole luxuries."
Edgar Allan

"We loved with a love that was more than love."
Edgar Allan Poe


#edgarallanpoe #poetry #books #homelibrary #poe #poems #literature #blackandgold #bookcollection #bookcover #bookspine #inwantofabook



"Jo's eyes sparkled, for it's always pleasant to be believed in."
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

I’m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there: not seeing it dimly through tears, and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart: but really with it, and in it.
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


Which one of these books do you really want to read?



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"Where books had been a comfort before, they became a necessity, old books best of all: thick heavy tomes with stories that spread and twisted through other worlds, where he could walk like a ghost in the footsteps of other lives.
Alexia Casale

Pretty
Old
Books

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


What's your most treasured old book?


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"Anything can happen now that we've slid over this bridge, anything at all."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

"I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Loving the crisp design of these Fitzgerald Collins Classics.


Do you have a favourite Fitzgerald novel?


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The key to all knowledge comes in words of just one syllable. There's only the last page left to write on. I'll fill it with words of just one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

I was so excited to receive this book mail just before leaving for an interview last week!
One of my favourite book packages, full of vintage, and new, classic editions.

Shakespeare, Shaw, Austen, Dodie Smith.
Airmont Classics, Penguin Classics, Arcturus, Dover, and Folio Society!

Just look at that "I Capture the Castle!"
Now one of my most cherished books.
Folio Society, 2006.

Thank you all for the thoughts, warm wishes, and prayers for the interview!
Have a great week!!



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"Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Shelfie love for a Thursday!

Job interview today!
Wish me luck, thoughts, and prayers, please.



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"So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries."
Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country

Happy Fourth of July!!

Say it with Pride and Prejudice



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