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my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

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“I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself.”

– Karen Marie Moning

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”

– J.K. Rowling

“No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.”

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“They’re book addicts.”

– Lemony Snicket

ohdaeni asked: Hi there! Are you reading the Goldfinch? What are your thoughts? I loved it, at first, the three initial chapters are just wonderful. But, after chapter 3 the story changes a bit and is hard for me to decide whether to keep reading it or not. I kinda fell out of love with it. Did it happen to you?

I didn’t read it. Someone?

“All morning I struggled with the sensation of stray wisps of one world seeping through the cracks of another. Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes — characters even — caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you.”

– Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

“Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you’re working. Tell them it’s research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you alone.”

– Jennifer Weiner

“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”

– Robertson Davies

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”

– Nora Ephron

“When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, ‘Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading’.”

– Virginia Woolf