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The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker
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Virginia Woolf
“A fine gentleman like that, they said, had no need of books. Let him leave books, they said, to the palsied or the dying. But worse was to come. For once the disease of reading has laid hold upon the system it weakens it so that it falls an easy prey to that other scourge which dwells in the ink pot and festers in the quill. The wretch takes to writing.”
Virginia Woolf, Orlando

Robertson Davies
“To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.”
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Nick Hornby
“So this is supposed to be about the how, and when, and why, and what of reading -- about the way that, when reading is going well, one book leads to another and to another, a paper trail of theme and meaning; and how, when it's going badly, when books don't stick or take, when your mood and the mood of the book are fighting like cats, you'd rather do anything but attempt the next paragraph, or reread the last one for the tenth time.”
Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree

Thomas Jefferson
“I cannot live without books.”
Thomas Jefferson

Pamela Dean
“Look," said Janet, irritated, "if the thing you liked best to do in the world was read, and somebody offered to pay you room and board and give you a liberal arts degree if you would just read for four years, wouldn't you do it?”
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