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Help for the Harried Homeschooler by Christine M. Field
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Solace by Belinda McKeon
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I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum
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T.S. Eliot
“For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.”
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Elizabeth Strout
“And then as the little plane climbed higher and Olive saw spread out below them fields of bright and tender green in this morning sun, farther out the coastline, the ocean shiny and almost flat, tiny white wakes behind a few lobster boats--then Olive felt something she had not expected to feel again: a sudden surging greediness for life. She leaned forward, peering out the window: sweet pale clouds, the sky as blue as your hat, the new green of the fields, the broad expanse of water--seen from up here it all appeared wondrous, amazing. She remembered what hope was, and this was it. That inner churning that moves you forward, plows you through life the way the boats below plowed the shiny water, the way the plane was plowing forward to a place new, and where she was needed.”
Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge
tags: hope

Marilynne Robinson
“There is so little to remember of anyone - an anecdote, a conversation at a table. But every memory is turned over and over again, every word, however chance, written in the heart in the hope that memory will fulfill itself, and become flesh, and that the wanderers will find a way home, and the perished, whose lack we always feel, will step through the door finally and stroke our hair with dreaming habitual fondness not having meant to keep us waiting long.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Mario Vargas Llosa
“We would be worse than we are without the good books we have read, more conformist, not as restless, more submissive, and the critical spirit, the engine of progress, would not even exist. Like writing, reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life. When we look in fiction for what is missing in life, we are saying, with no need to say it or even to know it, that life as it is does not satisfy our thirst for the absolute – the foundation of the human condition – and should be better. We invent fictions in order to live somehow the many lives we would like to lead when we barely have one at our disposal.”
Mario Vargas Llosa

Flannery O'Connor
“Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”
Flannery O'Connor

19703 Infinite Summer — 307 members — last activity Jun 12, 2013 09:58PM
For all those planning to read Infinite Jest this summer starting June 21. Support, encouragement and gentle pushes welcome.
758 The Rory Gilmore Book Club — 5809 members — last activity Jul 27, 2014 01:15PM
Reading is sexy! This group is for fans of literature and the Gilmore Girls. Join us for some witty banter, numerous pop culture references, and enlig...more
55303 The Millions — 254 members — last activity Jun 17, 2014 10:26AM
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19860 Classics and the Western Canon — 1762 members — last activity 28 minutes ago
This is a group to read and discuss those books generally referred to as “the classics” or “the Western canon.” Books which have shaped Western though...more
4862 Books on the Nightstand — 4064 members — last activity 5 hours, 44 min ago
A group to discuss books and topics mentioned on Books on the Nightstand, a blog and podcast about books and reading.
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2011 Reading Challenge
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2012 Reading Challenge
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2013 Reading Challenge
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