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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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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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