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Lucy Pollard-Gott, PhD, is an author, psychologist, and critic whose research has centered on the psychology of the arts. She has published articles about the structure of fairy tales, what happens with repeated listening to music, the social psychology of our interactions with fictional characters, and her discovery of fractals in the poetry of Wallace Stevens. She likes to tinker with her website, fictional100.com, or talk with wonderful folks on Twitter (@Fictional100) or Goodreads about their favorite fictional characters. She has just moved her blog, The Fictional 100, to fictional100.wordpress.com. She likes to blog about new sightings of her characters, especially in books, films, and television.



Summer is a prime time for reading, isn’t it? Usually. But some summers are so packed with activity that reading is done only in bits and snatches. Nevertheless, thanks to the High Summer Read-a-thon, hosted graciously by Michelle at her blog Seasons of Reading, I foundsome quality reading time this weekend and at lastmade some progress withHarbor by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It is our July sel...

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Amos Barton by George Eliot
"Towards the end of 1856, Mary Ann Evans, a well-regarded intellectual and essayist, submitted three stories to ‘Blackwood’s Magazine’. They were accepted, they were published over three issues during the following year, and towards the end of that..." Read more of this review »
" Yes, quite interesting. It's details like this that make reading the original novels worthwhile and enjoyable. I'm just starting Ross's book. (Yay!) "
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

Honoré de Balzac
“The more one judges, the less one loves.”
Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage

Saul Bellow
“Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.”
Saul Bellow, Herzog

Will Schwalbe
“One of the many things I love about bound books is their sheer physicality. Electronic books live out of sight and out of mind. But printed books have body, presence. ... I often seek electronic books, but they never come after me. They may make me feel, but I can't feel them. They are all soul with no flesh, no texture, and no weight.”
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“We're all in the end-of-your-life book-club, whether we acknowledge it or not; each book we read may well be the last, each conversation the final one.”
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95012 Scotland Reading Challenge 2013 — 15 members — last activity Jan 15, 2014 01:31PM
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40577 Q&A with Erin Blakemore — 45 members — last activity Jun 03, 2011 07:11AM
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