Category Archives: Quotations

Announcing the National Book Awards for 2012

The National Book Award is an annual award in which only books published in the United State in the year of the award are eligible. Nominations are accepted only from publishers although panel chairs are allowed to request a book from … Continue reading

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Bookshelves are like footprints

“A bookshelf is as particular to its owner as are his or her clothes; a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped by the foot.”    -Alan Bennett, British playwright photo: papyrus plant with books … Continue reading

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Oops!

I totally forgot that I’m on the schedule to post today!  Whoopsie! I don’t have any reviews prepared, because I’m halfway through three different books. (Yes, I have ADOS, also known as attention deficit ooh! shiny!) But an author I … Continue reading

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Book Club Quotations

There’s a certain kind of conversation you have from time to time at parties in New York about a new book. The word “banal” sometimes rears its by-now banal head; you say “underedited,” I say “derivative.” The conversation goes around … Continue reading

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Rainbow Bookshelf

photo credit I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~Anna Quindlen, “Enough Bookshelves,” New York Times, 7 August 1991

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Structure of Sound

photo credit “Hearing the music get made, that was the thing: people and instruments and beaten-looking instruments aligning abruptly into a single structure of sound, flexible and alive.” -A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

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Weekly Geeks: Quotables

photo credit The Weekly Geeks prompt: “We all have our favorite bookish quotations. Some well known, and some not so well known. This week for our geeky assignment I thought it would be fun for us to share some of … Continue reading

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The World is a Book

photo credit “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” -St. Augustine

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Making Way for the Good

photo credit “Every life needs a little space. It leaves room for good things to enter it.” The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

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Letting Go

  photo credit “She had lived thirty-four years keeping everything inside, and now she was letting everything go, like butterflies released from a box. They didn’t burst forth, glad to be free, they simply flew away, softly, gradually, so she … Continue reading

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