12 Aug 2012

Blogspiration (4): Astonishing Books, Amazing Authors


Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA & Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers & writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.
Books are rather simple objects – paper, ink, words – but they are so much more than that. Books open our minds, get us thinking, provoke emotion, connect us with other readers, engage our attention, enable us to escape from reality, get under our skin and weave themselves into our very soul. Books make me want to do and be better and for that I am forever indebted to authors.

As you know, it’s Author Appreciation August so don’t forget to say thanks and repay some love! Authors are amazing human beings (like superhero’s but better) who deserved to be appreciated and adored, so make sure you take the time to say ‘thanks’.

19 comments:

  1. Awesome quote. The medium may be fairly simple, but what they contain is pretty damn spectacular.

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    1. Thanks, Lauren :) Exactly, books may just be pages among pages bound together but it's more than that. It's the words inside that make it something really special.

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  2. Yup, that's about it. It's the same idea with people, too, wouldn't you agree?

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    1. Definitely. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I love this. What a great reminder of how simple things can have a big impact. Also, I love the beautifully simplistic graphic that goes with it. :)

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    1. Very true. Glad you like the graphic, sometimes you have to do a lot of digging before you find something just right but when you do it's a great feeling :) Thanks for yet another lovely comment!

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  4. It's crazy that there is so much adventure and excitement and love and loss all contained inside something you can carry in your handbag. What an awesome meme.

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    1. It truly is a wonder. How something so small and cmpact can change your whole world and have an impact on your life. I adore this meme, too! Sarah and Kristin are geniuses! :)

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  5. Love love love that picture! Books are definitely more than just paper, ink and words. I just love that moment when I read a book and get transported into a whole new different world.

    Awesome blogspiration post, Becca! ♥

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    1. Agreed! I completely (along with everyone other book blogger/reading addict) what you mean. Some people don't and never will understand books (so sad!) but for us as readers they are magical, allow us to escape and live in a whole new world for a short time.

      Thanks, Celine, it's always nice when you stop by! ♥

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  6. Love this! I want it on a giant poster!

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    1. This on a giant poster? YES PLEASE. ;)

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  7. I second Tammy. We definitely need that picture as a giant poster!

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  8. Oooh, yes, yes, and it's so amazing when you really start thinking about it, how the same book, the same words on the same pages can speak to us in a thousand different ways. Because we all see the world slightly differently, at different times and in different places.
    And then when you think about it some more, and just words full stop are amazing. After all, they're really just arbitrary little black squiggles but they have so much magic inside. Gah! I love this!

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    1. EXACTLY. Isn't there a saying or quote like...No one one reads the same book twice?

      YES, YES, YES! Letters and words on a page are made of tiny inky scribbles, but add chapter after chapter and you've got yourself a book, an amazing story, something that could possible change your outlook on life and your world. And now I am rambling... ;D

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  9. HOMG! That's such a great image!!! *saves on computer for ever and ever*

    There is so much power in a book. It really can change your life.

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    1. Books change lives - YES. Thanks, Kristin, glad to know that the co-host of this awesome meme approves! :D WOOT.

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  10. *SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH*

    OK, not only do I freaking LOVE THIS AMAZING QUOTE, BUT LOOK AT WHAT HE'S READING, BECCA!

    AND EVEN BETTER THAN THAT, LOOK AT WHAT HE'S SITTING ON. GOOD OMENS!
    GOOD OMENS!

    *IS GIDDY*

    (it's by my man Neil Gaiman and the one and only TERRY FUCKING PRATCHETT. I'M EXCITED. CAN YOU TELL?!)

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