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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
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Jennie added a status update: I just got Z: a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, and The 5th Wave from the library today. A little bitter that this wedding is interfering with my reading.
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Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Flappers and Philosophers is F. Scott Fitzgerald's first of two short story collections published in his lifetime, both at the height of his career. I love reading this collection as a fan of the author himself, knowing he was then my age and had not...more
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Dave Gibbons
“The lady who works in the grocery store at the corner of my block is called Denise, and she's one of America's great unpublished novelists. Over the years she's written forty-two romantic novels, none of which have ever reached the bookstores. I, however, have been fortunate enough to hear the plots of the last twenty-seven of these recounted in installments by the authoress herself every time I drop by the store for a jar of coffee or can of beans, and my respect for Denise's literary prowess knows no bounds. So, naturally enough, when I found myself faced with the daunting task of actually starting the book you now hold in your hands, it was Denise I turned to for advice.”
Dave Gibbons, Watchmen

Alan Moore
“I'm 65 years old. Everyday the future looks a little bit darker. But the past, even the grimy parts of it, well, it just keeps on getting brighter all the time.”
Alan Moore, Watchmen

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Good manners are an admission that everybody is so tender that they have to be handled with gloves. Now, human respect—you don't call a man a coward or a liar lightly, but if you spend your life sparing people's feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can't distinguish what should be respected in them.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night

A.J. Jacobs
“. . . my obsession with gratefulness. I can't stop. Just now, I press the elevator button and am thankful that it arrives quickly. I get onto the elevator and am thankful that the elevator cable didn't snap and plummet me to the basement. I go to the fifth floor and am thankful that I didn't have to stop on the second or third or fourth floor. I get out and am thankful that Julie left the door unlocked so I don't have to rummage for my King Kong key ring. I walk in, and am thnkful that Jasper is home and healthy and stuffing his face with pineapple wedges. And on and on. I'm actually muttering to myself, 'Thank you. . .thank you. . . thank you.' It's an odd way to live. But also kind of great and powerful. I've never before been so aware of the thousands of little good things, the thousands of things that go right every day.”
A.J. Jacobs, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

William Faulkner
“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
William Faulkner

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