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Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
Evil Librarian
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I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You by Yumi Sakugawa
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Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
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Wordscapist, The Myth by Arpan Panicker
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A Burnable Book by Bruce   Holsinger
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The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
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The Seville Communion by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Books fall open, you fall in.David T.W. McCord
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My Real Children by Jo Walton
My Real Children
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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Girl with All the Gifts
by M.R. Carey (Goodreads Author)
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Every morning, Melanie gets ready for class. The ten year old eagerly gets up, sits in a wheelchair, and waits for the soldiers to come into her room; they hold her at gunpoint, and strap her down, but she doesn't mind. Although, the only person with ...more
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Tahereh Mafi
“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

John Green
“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”
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José Rizal
“What said those two souls communicating through the language of the eyes, more perfect than that of the lips, the language given to the soul in order that sound may not mar the ecstasy of feeling? In such moments, when the thoughts of two happy beings penetrate into each other’s souls through the eyes, the spoken word is halting, rude, and weak—it is as the harsh, slow roar of the thunder compared with the rapidity of the dazzling lightning flash, expressing feelings already recognized, ideas already understood, and if words are made use of it is only because the heart’s desire, dominating all the being and flooding it with happiness, wills that the whole human organism with all its physical and psychical powers give expression to the song of joy that rolls through the soul. To the questioning glance of love, as it flashes out and then conceals itself, speech has no reply; the smile, the kiss, the sigh answer.”
José Rizal, Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

Stephen Fry
“Language is my whore, my mistress, my wife, my pen-friend, my check-out girl. Language is a complimentary moist lemon-scented cleansing square or handy freshen-up wipette. Language is the breath of God, the dew on a fresh apple, it's the soft rain of dust that falls into a shaft of morning sun when you pull from an old bookshelf a forgotten volume of erotic diaries; language is the faint scent of urine on a pair of boxer shorts, it's a half-remembered childhood birthday party, a creak on the stair, a spluttering match held to a frosted pane, the warm wet, trusting touch of a leaking nappy, the hulk of a charred Panzer, the underside of a granite boulder, the first downy growth on the upper lip of a Mediterranean girl, cobwebs long since overrun by an old Wellington boot.”
Stephen Fry

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“Books fall open, you fall in.”
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