The Wise Owl Book Blog

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The Wise Owl Book Blog turned 2 today!

We just turned two, so it seems a little bittersweet to announce that the Wise Owl Book Blog will stop updating at the end of the summer.  But we’ve reblogged a lot of bookish, readery, fun stuff to the webs in our two years here, so we’re pretty pleased with that! 
You can still follow me, Kira, at shmooshberry if you’d like. 
We’ll miss you, friends!

Moving Blogs

Hello friends and followers — now that our bookstore is in the process of closing, I will be discontinuing use of this blog and my secondary one, iamawordybird, which has been for more personal posts.  I’ve started a new blog, shmooshberry, which will be a personal blog with fandom things, news, fantasy, science fiction, books, cats, cheese, beer, and more.  :)  If you’d like to follow me there I’d be happy to have you!

50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit

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abookblog:

Paris bookstore, 1904, Tavik František Šimon

abookblog:

Paris bookstore, 1904, Tavik František Šimon

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Café Merci
Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris 

“I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. And second, you need to read. You can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader. It’s the great writers who teach us how to write. The third thing is to write. Just write a little bit every day. Even if it’s for only half an hour — write, write, write.”

—   Madeleine L’Engle (via wordpainting)

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powells:

Weekend forecast: Sunny, with a chance of scattered reading.

powells:

Weekend forecast: Sunny, with a chance of scattered reading.

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littledallilasbookshelf:

bookstores

Don’t you just love ‘em?

fewmorepages:

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.”  — Arnold Lobel
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fewmorepages:

“Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.”
Arnold Lobel

(photo credit: leapleg)

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