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Holding a Book in Your Hand

Someone told me the other day that they believed in dating several people at once for a while and taking lots of time to get to know each one, before deciding which one was compatible and suitable for an exclusive … Continue reading

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Leather Bound

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Thank You Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the very best books ever written…and touched me profoundly in both my childhood and my adult life. It’s been a touchstone for me and for so many millions of others. Those of us … Continue reading

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Boys Think Girls Are Like Books

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The same small things bring pleasure and always will

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Those of us who read carry around with us a secret knowledge

“What I sought in books was imagination, it was depth, depth of thought and feeling; some sort of extreme of subject matter; some nearness to death; some call to courage.  I myself was getting wild; I wanted wildness, originality, genius, … Continue reading

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She Who Writes the Story is in Charge of What Happens Next

    “I was in every way a weird and out-of-place child in that school, and though I tried desperately to fit in for a year or two, chopping off my braids and searching the mall for clothes that looked … Continue reading

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Empathy is at the heart of the novel

“A novel is not an allegory…..it is the sensual experience of another world.  If you don’t enter that world,  hold your breath  with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won’t be able to empathize,  and empathy is … Continue reading

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