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Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.

—Marcel Proust (via victoriousvocabulary)

Enjoyed the movie — now I need to go back and read the books!

Enjoyed the movie — now I need to go back and read the books!

April’s Book Club Selection:  Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian

Synopsis:
When schoolteacher Allison Banks develops a crush on university professor Dana Stevens, she knows that he will give her what she needs most: gentleness, kindness, passion. Her daughter, Carly, enthusiastically witnesses the change in her mother. But a few months into their relationship, Dana tells Allison his secret: he has always been certain that he is a woman born into the wrong skin, and soon he will have a sex-change operation. Allison, overwhelmed by the depth of her love, finds herself unable to leave him—but by deciding to stay she must face questions most people never even consider. Not only will her own life and Carly’s be irrevocably changed, she will have to contend with the outrage of her small Vermont community and come to terms with her lover’s new sense of self—and hope against hope that her love will transcend their ingrained notions of what it means to be a man and a woman.

April’s Book Club Selection: Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian

Synopsis:
When schoolteacher Allison Banks develops a crush on university professor Dana Stevens, she knows that he will give her what she needs most: gentleness, kindness, passion. Her daughter, Carly, enthusiastically witnesses the change in her mother. But a few months into their relationship, Dana tells Allison his secret: he has always been certain that he is a woman born into the wrong skin, and soon he will have a sex-change operation. Allison, overwhelmed by the depth of her love, finds herself unable to leave him—but by deciding to stay she must face questions most people never even consider. Not only will her own life and Carly’s be irrevocably changed, she will have to contend with the outrage of her small Vermont community and come to terms with her lover’s new sense of self—and hope against hope that her love will transcend their ingrained notions of what it means to be a man and a woman.

When books can be bought so cheaply online, or at one of the dwindling number of discount retailers, paying more to shop at a local bookstore feels virtuous, like buying locally sourced organic vegetables, or checking to see if a T-shirt is made in the U.S.A.

Rebecca Mead on cherishing our local bookstores: http://nyr.kr/1gFUkFZ (via newyorker)

dancermaddiemoocow:

I am a bookaholic and im on my way to recovery…..just kidding im on my way to the bookstore

A book can be as dangerous as a sword in the right hands

George R.R. Martin,

A Dance With Dragons

(via a-ramblinrose)