“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it.” #hgwells Find these beautiful, dystopian, vintage, near-fine H. G. Wells paperbacks in the shop tomorrow. $20 apiece! Wells, what are you waiting for?!? #socobooks #sf #fantastictales

“All a person can do in this life is gather about him his integrity, his imagination, and his individuality – and with these ever with him, out front and in sharp focus, leap into the dance of experience.” #TomRobbins #evencowgirlsgettheblues #socobooks

“Part I: There Was a Simple and Grand Life Picnics. Sandwiches with hard-boiled eggs and cucumbers. Lemon ices. Flip-flops. Sheets and pillowcases drying on the clothesline. Blindingly white. Starched and ironed. Later, there were books and chairs...” #mairakalman #myfavoritethings #socobooks

#Reposting wonderful words from @smileitsjoy and #tonimorrison. Thank you, Joy, for your beautiful post. ♥️📚💕 ・・・ “Nothing and nobody is obliged to save you but you.” - Mother & Goddess Toni Morrison 📚📚📚 A few weeks ago, i walked into a local bookstore and stumbled upon two first editions of Morrison’s books. They were $25 each. I purchased both of them. And boy am i glad i did. 📚📚📚📚 I also ordered the UK copy of Source of Self Regard because the cover and title were more fitting for how i felt. “A Mouth Full Of Blood” 📚📚📚📚📚 I wish i could say i read more of Morrison sooner; however, i don’t think i was ready to face characters who understood my trauma and abuse. To see words that touched the deepest part of my soul that i didn’t even know was there. 📚📚📚📚📚 Morrison, thank you for writing for me. Unapologetically writing for Black women who continually are freeing themselves from pain and trauma and hurt. #socobooks

“A writer’s life and work are not a gift to mankind; they are its necessity.” #TheSourceofSelfRegard ♥️♥️♥️ R.I.P. to the magnificent #ToniMorrison. ♥️♥️♥️ #socobooks

These two again! Sweeter than sweet. ♥️📚 . #Repost @dianascarrunz with @get_repost ・・・ An engagement session full of books, laughter, and sweet little twirls on South Congress 🌟

“Los Angeles had its faults, metaphorical and geophysical, but it was not a malicious place. People were nice here. Hollywood was the grade school teacher who started you off with an ‘A’ until you failed. New York was the one who gave you an ‘F’ until you proved you deserved better.” SloaneCrosley #TheClasp #socobooks

“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?” #johnlennon #socobooks #mythology #folklore #symbols #3volumeset

Anne Boleyn, mother of Elizabeth I, was born ca. July 1901-07 and beheaded in 1536, essentially at the wish of her husband, King Henry VIII. She was his second wife of six total. She might have lasted longer had she been able to “give him” a son...they didn’t know much about genetics back then. . #socobooks #anneboleyn #norahlofts #melancholymonday

"I love the idea that the more kindness, the more faith you have in people, that's a true sign of moral strength. ... You don't always need a ticking clock in the third act and a recognizable villain. Life doesn't always have that." #georgesaunders #socobooks #shelfiesaturday #saturdayshelfie