Life by the Book: Read. Learn. Live. Repeat.

I love a good book. Heartwarming feelings, new worlds, and exciting journeys – all from the comfort of a couch and…in my case…pajamas.

More importantly? I love feeing inspired by a book to make a change in my own life.

Charlotte’s Web made me a vegetarian (temporarily…)
The Hunger Games got me to take up archery.
The Book Thief inspired me to steal a copy of The Book Thief. (I’m so meta…)

I’m sharing my bookish inspiration below including photos that remind me of favorite books and bookishly nerdy youtube videos.

I’d love to hear about your bookish endeavors, too! Hit me up where you like to be – Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Youtube or Instagram. Or if you know the next best thing, clue me in.

Happy reading. Better living.

Ceci (last update: 2/9/2014


YouTube Programming

Movie vs Book Comparisons (with spoilers)

The Great Gatsby
Jane Eyre
The Hunger Games
Pride and Prejudice


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photos inspired by books

“Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect.”
~ Stay Strong. Demi Lovato.

Medusa
~ Metamorphoses. Ovid.

“If the world comes to an end, I’m going to want cookies.”
~ Life As We Knew It. Susan Beth Pfeffer.

“I dissolved in the sea.”
~ Long Day’s Journey into Night. Eugene O’Neills.

“What really knocks me out is a book that…you wish the author…was a terrific friend of yours…. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
~ Catcher in the Rye. JD Salinger.

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.”
~ Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen.

“I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.”
~ Winnine-the-Pooh. A.A. Milne.

“Once there was a tree, and she loved a boy.”
~ The Giving Tree. Shel Silverstein.

“Everyone wants a Christmas tree. If you had a Christmas tree, Santa would bring you stuff.”
~ Visions of Sugar Plums. Janet Evanovich.

I love it when a book comes to life. Especially when it’s a cookbook.
~ Me! :)

“Everything in this room is edible.”
~ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl.

“You know, at times like this one feels, well, perhaps extinct animals should be left extinct.”
~ Jurassic Park. Michael Crichton.

“Some walks you have to take alone.”
~ Mockingjay. Suzanne Collins.

“You ever wonder what a Martian might think if he happened to land near an emergency room?”
~ The Accidental Tourist. Anne Tyler.

“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with every breath of wet, briny air.”
~ Tithe. Holly Black.

“I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.”
~ The Lorax. Dr. Seuss.

“You don’t go walking into the proverbial lion’s den lightly. You start with a good breakfast.”
~ Storm Front, The Dresden Files #1. Jim Butcher.

“Ah, coffee. The sweet balm by which we shall accomplish today’s tasks.”
~ Ironside. Holly Black.

“The bow and arrow is my weapon.”
~ The Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins.