The Library of Merton College, Oxford, which calls itself the “the world’s oldest continuously functioning library for university academics and students”
As I walked in the dark through the tunnels and tunnels of books, I could not help being overcome by a sense of sadness. I couldn’t help thinking that if I, by pure chance, had found a whole universe in a single unknown book, buried in that endless necropolis, tens of thousands more would remain unexplored, forgotten forever. I felt myself surrounded by millions of abandoned pages, by worlds and souls without an owner sinking in an ocean of darkness, while the world that throbbed outside the library seemed to be losing its memory, day after day, unknowingly, feeling all the wiser the more it forgot.– Carlos Ruiz Zafón (The Shadow of the Wind) Via teaching literacy.
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.–
L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
(via bookoasis)Via Constant Wanderlust
Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes!
Mmmm… homemade cupcakes that look like they were bakery bought?! Yes!
I love Funfetti cakes and cupcakes as much as I love the rainbow cakes!
They’re fun to make and they’re pretty easy compared to other cupcakes! Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup assorted brightly colored sprinkles + more for top of frosting