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“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges
"I had always imagined paradise as a kind of library"
Jorge Luis Borges
A brick in the wall at Denver Public Library
Barack and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary today -- & we'll be spending it in a way I never could have imagined when we
All Things Fall
elmo birthday.....im DYING that I have to have an elmo birthday for boo.....and not in a good dying kind of way
Accent wall! I have always imagined doing an accent wall with this pattern in Adalyn's room since she was born, but of course pink instead of grey =]
My dream home...
I laughed way too hard at this. Sneezes have always made me laugh hard, even the printer toner kind
I have always wanted a library in my home. I think this dream spawned from the scene in Beauty and the Beast when the Beast gives Belle a
2nd in series, follows The Summer I turned pretty, not available at library, 3rd in series is We'll Always Have Summer out April 26, 2011
the bucket list
“Happy 17th birthday to my bestest fwiend @kendalljenner!! I miss you soo much and I hope you have an amazing day celebrating!!! I can’t wait to see you in two weeks love love love youuu”
"I hope our love is the kind that is quiet on the outside but loud on the inside...You are going to have to let me go on my own sometimes, but I will always come back" LOVE LOVE LOVE this quote :) My letter to my future someone as well.
Too funny! Susan Clemens in Aliso Viejo, CA says, "I don't have a yard (I live in a second floor condo) so I create miniature gardens as centerpieces or to sit on my desk so I always have a garden view. I've been doing this for about a decade. Gardening and miniatures were both fascinations of mine - and just about every kind of crafting hobby - and they all come together in my tiny gardens."
Feel The Love❤always loved pooh bear! I still have the Eeyore that Alison got me for my birthday. It's wonderful to feel love - to know you are truly loved. I'm lucky that I've been loved by so many people - friends, family, furry family
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Make your sister's 70th birthday extra wonderful this year and send her this beautiful greetings card. With floral design and loving sentimental words. Dimensions: H216 x W152mm Cover text: To a special sister on your 70th birthday i remember all the special ways you've warmed my heart and made my days... Inside message: And it's always meant so much to have a sister as wonderful as you are...That's why it's such a pleasure on this very special birthday to wish you every happiness. £3.50
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This contemporary dad birthday card with metallic gold and black stripe design comes with mini post card add on. Dimensions: H178 x W127mm Cover text: To a wonderful dad, I realise, as I get older and because I'm a parent too that I've been so very lucky to have a dad like you Inside text: Thanks for always showing so much support and care. It makes all the difference in the world just knowing you are there. Happy birthday, Dad Rip and seal envelope £2.75
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Send lovely birthday wishes to your Nana on her special day. With sweet sentiment and lovely picture to make her day one to remember. Approx. size: L150 x W150mm Cover text: Nana, you're so lovely ...and I hope that today brings lots of birthday happiness and very special things Inside message: You're kind and very caring and we have so much fun that's why I hope this birthday is a very special one lots of love Special Size Type: One size £2.75
“Happy birthday to my big sissy @kimkardashian I love you so much <3 you understand me like no other and never fail to be there whenever I need you. I tell you everything and you always come back with the best advice. Have the best day, wish I could be there hehe miss u”
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Treat your mum on her birthday this year with this stunning greetings card. With detachable keepsake card with beautiful loving sentiment. Dimensions: H216 x W152mm Cover text: Mum with love on your 80th birthday thanks for always being there, on you i can depend, you're more than just a mum to me, you're a very special friend Inside message: Have a wonderful day, mum Brown envelope Special Size Type: One size £3.50
DATE A GIRL WHO READS
by Rosemarie Urquico
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.
Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.
She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.
Buy her another cup of coffee.
Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.
It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.
She has to give it a shot somehow.
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.
Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.
Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.
If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.
You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.
You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.
Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
Or better yet, date a girl who writes.
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12. Read every CS Lewis book. (Minus Mideval lit. stuff)
The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition (1936)
Rehabilitations and other essays (1939; two essays not included in Essay Collection )
The Personal Heresy: A Controversy (with E. M. W. Tillyard, 1939)
The Problem of Pain (1940)
The Case for Christianity (1942)
Christian Behaviour (1942)
A Preface to Paradise Lost (1942)
The Abolition of Man (1943)
Beyond Personality (1944)
Miracles: A Preliminary Study (1947, revised 1960)
Arthurian Torso (1948; on Charles Williams's poetry)
Mere Christianity (1952; based on radio talks of 1941–1944)
English Literature in the Sixteenth Century Excluding Drama (1954; 1975 reprint ISBN 0198812981)
Major British Writers, Vol I (1954; contribution on Edmund Spenser)
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life (1955; autobiography)
Reflections on the Psalms (1958)
The Four Loves (1960)
Studies in Words (1960)
The World's Last Night and Other Essays (1960)
An Experiment in Criticism (1961)
A Grief Observed (1961; first published under the pseudonym «N. W. Clerk»)
They Asked for a Paper: Papers and Addresses (1962; all essays found in Essay Collection )
Selections from Layamon's Brut (ed. G L Brook, 1963 Oxford University Press; introduction)
Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer (1963)
Beyond The Bright Blur (1963) (a limited run 30-page excerpt taken from Letters to Malcolm and "published as a New Year's greeting to friends of the author" according to the opening page.)
The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (1964)
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature (1966; not included in Essay Collection )
Spenser's Images of Life (ed. Alastair Fowler, 1967)
Letters to an American Lady (1967)
Christian Reflections (1967; essays and papers; all essays found in Essay Collection )
Selected Literary Essays (1969; not included in Essay Collection )
God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics (1970)
Undeceptions (1971; essays; one essay not included in Essay Collection )
The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses (1980)
Of Other Worlds (1982; essays; one essay not included in Essay Collection )
The Business Of Heaven: Daily Readings From C. S. Lewis (Walter Hooper, ed.; 1984)
Present Concerns (1986; essays; all essays found in Essay Collection )
All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis 1922 – 27 (1993)
Compelling Reason: Essays on Ethics and Theology (1998)
Essay Collection: Literature, Philosophy and Short Stories (2000)
Essay Collection: Faith, Christianity and the Church (2000)
Collected Letters, Vol. I: Family Letters 1905–1931 (2000)
Collected Letters, Vol. II: Books, Broadcasts and War 1931–1949 (2004)
Collected Letters, Vol. III: Narnia, Cambridge and Joy 1950–1963 (2007)
 FictionThe Pilgrim's Regress (1933)
Out of the Silent Planet (1938)
Perelandra (aka Voyage to Venus) (1943)
That Hideous Strength (1945)
The Screwtape Letters (1942)
The Great Divorce (1945)
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)
Prince Caspian (1951)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)
The Silver Chair (1953)
The Horse and His Boy (1954)
The Magician's Nephew (1955)
The Last Battle (1956)
Till We Have Faces (1956)
Screwtape Proposes a Toast (1961) (an addition to The Screwtape Letters)
The Dark Tower (1977)
Boxen: The Imaginary World of the Young C. S. Lewis (ed. Walter Hooper, 1985)
 PoetrySpirits in Bondage (1919; published under pseudonym Clive Hamilton)
Dymer (1926; published under pseudonym Clive Hamilton)
Narrative Poems (ed. Walter Hooper, 1969; includes Dymer, Launcelot, The Nameless Isle, and The Queen of Drum.
The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis (ed. Walter Hooper, 1994; includes Spirits in Bondage