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  • #1
    Julie Powell
    “But the not-very-highbrow truth of the matter was that the reading was how I got my ya-yas out.

    For the sake of my bookish reputation I upgraded to Tolstoy and Steinbeck before I understood them, but my dark secret was that really, I preferred the junk. The Dragonriders of Pern, Flowers in the Attic, The Clan of the Cave Bear. This stuff was like my stash of Playboys under the mattress.”
    Julie Powell, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living

  • #2
    Diane Setterfield
    “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.”
    Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

  • #3
    Lauren Willig
    “Whether I like it or not, most of my images of what various historical periods feel, smell, or sound like were acquired well before I set foot in any history class. They came from Margaret Mitchell, from Anya Seton, from M.M. Kaye, and a host of other authors, in their crackly plastic library bindings. Whether historians acknowledge it or not, scholarly history’s illegitimate cousin, the historical novel, plays a profound role in shaping widely held conceptions of historical realities.”
    Lauren Willig

  • #4
    Charlaine Harris
    “Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.”
    Charlaine Harris

  • #5
    Elizabeth Peters
    “No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.”
    Elizabeth Peters

  • #6
    Elizabeth Peters
    “The combination of physical strength and moral sincerity combined with tenderness of heart is exactly what is wanted in a husband.--Ameila Peabody”
    Elizabeth Peters

  • #7
    Charlaine Harris
    “My gran had always told me that a woman--any woman worth her salt--could do whatever she had to.”
    Charlaine Harris, Dead to the World

  • #8
    Kathy Reichs
    “Though Anne was born in Alabama and schooled in Mississippi, she had traveled North, and, like many Southerners, gained a theoretical understanding of the concept of cold. But the mind is an overprotective parent. What it doesn't care for, it hides. Like many inhabiting the subtropics, Anne had repressed the reality of subzero mercury. ”
    Kathy Reichs, Monday Mourning

  • #9
    Nicholas Sparks
    “I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.”
    Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

  • #10
    Nicholas Sparks
    “Without suffering, there'd be no compassion.”
    Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

  • #11
    Cecelia Ahern
    “...God leads you to it and takes you through it.”
    Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You

  • #12
    Cecelia Ahern
    “what a luxury it was for people to hold their loved ones whenever they wanted”
    Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You

  • #13
    “I want students to engage the way a clutch on a car gets engaged: an engine can be running, making appropriate noises, burning fuel and creating exhaust fumes, but unless the clutch is engaged, nothing moves. It's all sound and smoke, and nobody gets anywhere.”
    Robert L. Fried, The Passionate Teacher: A Practical Guide

  • #14
    Joshua Foer
    “Monotony collapses time; novelty unfolds it. You can exercise daily and eat healthily and live a long life, while experiencing a short one. If you spend your life sitting in a cubicle and passing papers, one day is bound to blend unmemorably into the next - and disappear. That's why it's so important to change routines regularly, and take vacations to exotic locales, and have as many new experiences as possible that can serve to anchor our memories. Creating new memories stretches out psychological time, and lengthens our perception of our lives.”
    Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

  • #15
    “One book, printed in the Heart's own wax / Is worth a thousand in the stack's”
    Jan Luyken



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