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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
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Sep 24, 11

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Read from April 24 to September 22, 2011

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John Connolly
“Before she came ill, David's mother would often tell him that stories were alive. They weren't alive in the way that people were alive, or even dogs or cats. (...) Stories were different, though: they came alive in the telling. Without a human voice to read them aloud, or a pair of wide eyes following them by torch light beneath a blanket, they had no real existence in our world. (...) They lay dormant, hoping for the chance to emerge. Once someone started to read them, they could begin to change. They could take root in the imagination and transform the reader. Stories wanted to be read, David's mother would whisper. They needed it. It was the reason they forced themselves from their world into ours. They wanted us to give them life.”
John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things
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Reading Progress

04/25/2011 page 51
15.0% "Really good so far!"

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