The Mad Reader

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my passion for books is beyond anything else because they give me this reprieve, this solace. they bring me this sense of “not being here” and into those infinite corners of my mind. sometimes books are the only things that truly make me feel that my feelings are valid, and i am not alone with the same thoughts. that someone out there understands. the world is for my taking when i read. if without books, i think i will lose myself along the way even before i am there, wherever that may be.

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Sometimes it felt as if all happiness came at a price. You could never, ever, have perfection. Life gave you beauty so you could bear the pain.

Ann Aguirre, Horde (via quoted-books)

A bookshelf is like a framed collage. Every book is a photograph; every spine tells a story. Friends you left behind, enemies you’d long forgotten, places you’d once visited. This is why I keep my books.

Emily Daniels (Naturalistic Benevolence)

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