1. cscclibrary:

[Image: B/w photo of little girls reading Captain America together, mid-20th century.]

    cscclibrary:

    [Image: B/w photo of little girls reading Captain America together, mid-20th century.]

  2. politicsprose:

    How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

    Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

    Via Electric Lit.

  3. A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.

    — Shelby Foote

  4. There’s nothing like reading yourself to sleep!

    There’s nothing like reading yourself to sleep!

  5. Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

    Agatha Christie (September 15 1890- January 12 1976) - British Crime novelist, short story writer and playwright who remains one of the best selling mystery authors of all time!

    Learn more about this fascinating woman!

    “It never once occurred to me to be a writer. I was an atrocious speller.ʺ - Agatha Christie on childhood ambition

  6. Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

    — Harper Lee

  7. Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

    Roald Dahl
    (September 13, 1916- November 23, 1990) was one of the greatest story-tellers of all time. He was born in Llanduff, South Wales, of Norwegian parents, in 1916, and educated in English boarding-schools. Then, in search of adventure, the young Dahl took a job with Shell Oil in Africa. When World War II broke out he joined the RAF as a fighter pilot, receiving terrible injuries and almost dying in a plane crash in 1942.

    It was following this “monumental bash on the head” and a meeting with C. S. Forester (author of the famous Captain Horatio Hornblower stories) that Roald Dahl’s writing career began, with articles for magazines such as The New Yorker. He wrote successful novellas and short stories for adults, such as Tales of the Unexpected, before concentrating on his marvelous children’s stories. The first of these, James and the Giant Peach, in 1960, was followed by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and an unbroken string of hugely successful, best-selling titles.

    Roald Dahl worked from a tiny hut in the pale orchard of the Georgian house in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire which he shared with his wife, Liccy. He was always brimming with new ideas and his many books continue to bring enormous enjoyment to millions of children and their parents throughout the world.

    Learn more!

  8. lotsofbrolly:

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