This tumblr is a side project of acme-zen. I love books, especially classics and this I'm pursuing more and more titles.

The sun is a thief: she lures the sea
and robs it. The moon is a thief:
he steals his silvery light from the sun.
The sea is a thief: it dissolves the moon.

- Nabokov, Vladimir. “Pale Fire” (via shantal82)

(Source: theliterarycanyon)

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No,” said George. “No, Lennie. I ain’t mad. I never been mad, an’ I ain’t now. That’s a thing I want ya to know.


Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

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The Words by Mikko Eerola

fer1972: These are the 10 books that have stayed with me!
1. Complete Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (My favorite writer ever!)
2. Moby Dick by Herman Melville (My favorite book of all time!)
3. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (I love this one)
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (The compendium of perfect quotes)
5. Crime and Punishment by Fiódor Dostoievski (Twisted Raskólnikov)
6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Romanticism at its best)
7. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (Or how to anticipate the future)
8.The Aeneid by Virgil (This book explains why Dante took Virgil to Hell!)
9. Paradise Lost by John Milton (The Battle of of Good vs. Evil explained better than in the Bible)
10. Rayuela by Julio Cortázar (Or how to brake the rules of writing and reading) 
10 Books That Have Stayed With Me:
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee1984 - George Orwell Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. TolkienBrave New World - Aldous HuxleyA Tale of Two Cities - Charles DickensThe Dharma Bums - Jack KerouacOn the Road - Jack KerouacThe Catcher in the Rye - J.D. SalingerA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James JoyceFight Club - Chuck Palahniuk

To finally get into the game on one of our favorite internet trends:
Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me, from Penguin Classics Editorial Director Elda Rotor (no particular order):
Willa Cather - My Antonia
Leslie Marmon Silko - Ceremony
The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry
Rainer Maria Rilke - Letters to a Young Poet
Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass (1855 First Edition)
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
Herman Hesse - Siddhartha
Keith Haring - Journals
William Shakespeare - Sonnets
S. E. Hinton - The Outsiders

Düsseldorf is a very bookish place, even the trams advertise reading (it says, don’t read trams, read books).
And the university is named after Heinrich Heine, that caused some howling  from the right wing when it happened, but it’s official now.