“From around the age of six, I had the habit of sketching from life. I became an artist, and from fifty on began producing works that won some reputation, but nothing I did before the age of seventy was worthy of attention. At seventy-three, I began to grasp the structures of birds and beasts, insects and fish, and of the way plants grow. If I go on trying, I will surely understand them still better by the time I am eighty-six, so that by ninety I will have penetrated to their essential nature. At one hundred, I may well have a positively divine understanding of them, while at one hundred and thirty, forty, or more I will have reached the stage where every dot and every stroke I paint will be alive. May Heaven, that grants long life, give me the chance to prove that this is no lie.”
“The architects who benefit us most maybe those generous enough to lay aside their claims to genius in order to devote themselves to assembling graceful but predominantly unoriginal boxes. Architecture should have the confidence and the kindness to be a little boring.”
Alain de Botton,
The Architecture of Happiness
Q&A with Margaret Atwood
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Join bestselling and award winning author Margaret Atwood for a discussion group in celebration of the paperback release of her novel The Year of theJoin bestselling and award winning author Margaret Atwood for a discussion group in celebration of the paperback release of her novel The Year of the Flood. This group will be active September 20 - 24, 2010....more
Goodreads Librarians Group
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A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, toA place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to comment or request changes to book records.
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Goodreads Librarians are members who have applied for and received librarian status on Goodreads. They are able to edit and improve the Goodreads catalog, and have made it one of the better catalogs online.
Activities include combining editions, fixing book and author typos, adding book covers and discussing policies.
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Barbara Pym Fan Club
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A fan club honoring the hilarious but understated British author, Barbara Pym, who has been called a 20th century Jane Austen.
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Want to explore different genres? Each month we pick a different Literary book, to read and discuss. Books are picked by members via a poll.