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Copenhagen bookstore jaunt-Boghandel Books and Museum Shop

Not just an ordinary giftshop housed in a museum, this is actually a branch of the Arnold Busck bookstore (which I have posted earlier here). With all white interior and statue decoration, this bookstore is very modern and chic, not to mention the collections! Well-stocked collection of Danish and foreign books, periodical arts, artists and histories, including the museum’s catalogs. This is also a nice place to get artsy souvenirs; from postcards, painting supplies, art books for children. The Statens Museum for Kunst itself is also very beautiful, I will post the detail trip on a separate post. Therefore, don’t forget to spare at least half day when visiting this place!

Arnold Busck bookstore in Statens Museum

Arnold Busck

Statens Museum for Kunst
Sølvgade 48-50
DK-1307 København K

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So you wanna be a writer? Then live first, write later.

“Life itself is the determining factor.

Writing is the fruit of life.

Life isn’t the fruit of writing.

A great writer doesn’t try to find something to write about, he only writes when he has to.

Many people lacked something as fundamental as experience of life. It’s post-modern misconception that you can write first and live later. But many young people want to become writers mainly because they want to live like writers. You must live first, and then decide if you have something to say afterwards.”

Although this is a fictional book, but I learned so much about writing from the author. Here are some other helpful notes:

1. Don’t hurry doing your writings

2. Be a good craftsmen and wordsmiths.

3. Have the serenity of mind to sit down and work on a single novel or two, in three or even four years, with great pleasures and enjoyment.

4. Loves to embroidery with language, doing intimate character descriptions and dwelling on all the characters’ sensual perceptions.

Book: The Ringmaster’s Daughter

Author: Jostein Gaarder

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Every restaurant is a theatre..

“Every restaurant is a theatre, and the truly great ones allow us to indulge in the fantasy that we are rich and powerful. Even the modest restaurants offer the opportunity to become someone else, at least for a little while. Restaurants free us from mundane reality; that is part of their charm. When you walk through the door, you are entering neutral territory where you are free to be whoever you choose for the duration of the meal.”

Garlic and Sapphires- Ruth Reichl

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Plush leather chair

A plush leather chair is always nice to sink in when enjoying long novels, especially one that is deeply seated and full of personality like this ‘Archibald’ armchair by Jean-Marie Massaud. But be warned: the thick leather that embrace you might lure you into sleep after only a few pages.

Archibald Chair

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The beauty of blackness of the night

“The blackness he woke to on those nights was sightless and impenetrable. A blackness to hurt your ears with listening. Often he had to get up. No sound but the wind in the bare and blackened trees. He rose and stood tottering in that cold autistic dark with his arms outheld for balance while the vestibular calculations in his skull cranked cut their reckonings. Something nameless in the nights, lode or matrix. Like the great pendulum in its rotunda scribing through the long day movements of the universe of which you may say it knows nothing and yet know it must.”

The Road- Cormac Mc Carthy

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Welcome readers..

“We protect animals, insects, plants from extinction so why can’t we do it for words and expressions?” Bernard Pivot

If Pivot’s way is through his French TV series about literature, then Natakata’s blog is built for the same vision.

I guess it’s true that Great Minds Think Alike =)

Enjoy the blog, world. Be inspired.

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