Jason Purcell

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Alice Munro
“People’s lives, in Jubilee as elsewhere, were dull, simple, amazing, and unfathomable – deep caves paved with kitchen linoleum.”
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Virginia Woolf
“I detest the masculine point of view. I am bored by his heroism, virtue, and honour. I think the best these men can do is not talk about themselves anymore.”
Virginia Woolf, The Pargiters

Hiromi Goto
“A child isn’t born bitter. I point no fingers as to who tainted the clean, pure pool of my childhood. Let’s just say that when I realized that I didn’t want to grow up, the damage was already done. Knowing that being grown up was no swell place to be means that you are grown up enough to notice. And you can’t go back from there. You have to forge another route, draw your own map.”
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Don DeLillo
“The true life is not reducible to words spoken or written, not by anyone, ever. The true life takes place when we're alone, thinking, feeling, lost in memory, dreamily self-aware, the submicroscopic moments. He said this more than once, Elster did, in more than one way. His life happened, he said, when he sat staring at a blank wall, thinking about dinner.

An eight-hundred page biography is nothing more than dead conjecture, he said. I almost believed him when he said such things. He said we do this all the time, all of us, we become ourselves beneath the running thoughts and dim images, wondering idly when we'll die. This is how we live and think whether we know it or not. These are the unsorted thoughts we have looking out the train window, small dull smears of meditative panic.”
Don DeLillo, Point Omega

Sylvia Plath
“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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message 27: by Kyle

Kyle Hey Jason,
Thanks very much for accepting my friend invite!
Cheers!


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Miquel Reina Thanks for adding me as a friend Jason!


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Alex (magicinbooks) Thanks for accepting my friend request! :D


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Sarah Thanks for accepting the friend request! :)


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Alshia Moyez Thank you, Jason!
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Carey Anderson Thanks for the add


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Shii Hey! Thanks for accepting my friend request!
I've just discovered your channel on youtube and after seeing your "25 facts about me" video it seems that we have a couple of thing in common (that includes withdrawing because of anxiety and stressful situations wow!)
So...I will be stalking your readings and reviews :)


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Stacie Thanks for the add-- your youtube channel is refreshing.


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Jason Rawan wrote: "I'm a freaking HUGE fan. :)"

You are TOO sweet!


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Rawan Ibrahim I'm a freaking HUGE fan. :)


♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle) Thanks for accepting! That was fast! lol


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Sonja thank you for accepting my friend request. :) look forward to sharing books with you!


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Gerry Thanks for accepting my friend request!


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Shannon Hi Jason! Thank you for the add! I've been trying to branch out in different book genres, and your selections always sound very interesting. Not sure if I'll be able to offer you anything in return (I'm a bit of a YA nerd), but I'm always happy to have a new source for book recommendations. :) Hope your day is going well!


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Jason Luke wrote: "Hey, thanks for accepting the friend request. I've just discovered you on youtube and loved your vlogs, but I absolutely adored your song in the travel video, that one will be going on repeat, than..."

Hi! Thanks for adding me, and for the kind words about my videos and my music. I really appreciate it! Can't wait to see the books you're reading!


Lukas Anthony Hey, thanks for accepting the friend request. I've just discovered you on youtube and loved your vlogs, but I absolutely adored your song in the travel video, that one will be going on repeat, thank you :D


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Jason Michelle Ann wrote: "Have you read Gone Girl? You should do a review! I'd be interested in hearing how you felt about it! :)"

I haven't read it yet, but I love that you have! It's been on my list, maybe for the summer? I'm so glad you liked it! :D


Michelle Ann Have you read Gone Girl? You should do a review! I'd be interested in hearing how you felt about it! :)


Arnetha Hi Jason, Thank you or accepting my friendship. I enjoy you video' on youTube :-)


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Liz Thank you for accepting my friend request! Happy reading! :)


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Liam Jason wrote: "Liam wrote: "Thanks for the add. I'm not typically a book channel person, but your first review looked at literature in a really compelling and novel way which made it stand out from the rest. To a..."

I was especially careful not to give the game away, but if you've read a lot of McEwan's stuff I guess you know that that's easier said than done. Definitely read the book first. If nothing else, it is better to always make your own judgement before reading any review. They only cloud the reading experience, I find anyway.


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Sarah Thanks for adding me!!!


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Jason Liam wrote: "Thanks for the add. I'm not typically a book channel person, but your first review looked at literature in a really compelling and novel way which made it stand out from the rest. To add, I saw in ..."

Hey, thank you for your kind words and for the great link! I really appreciate you leaving that for me! Really looking forward to reading it. Should I wait until I've read the novel? It's good to meet you and I'll look out for more of your work.


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Liam Thanks for the add. I'm not typically a book channel person, but your first review looked at literature in a really compelling and novel way which made it stand out from the rest. To add, I saw in your book haul that you picked up a copy of Sweet Tooth. If you like it, or not, this may be of interest: http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.ph....


Michelle Ann What happened to your Facebook? :P

I was going to tell you that I'd REALLY like to read The Tiger's Wife. But when I made the trip to the library today, they didn't have it there. But I did, however, get The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and The History of Love.


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Jason Monica wrote: "Thanks for accepting the friend request! I saw your video on youtube and had to add you. Can't wait to see what you're reading and what videos you end up posting! :)"

Hey, thanks so much! I really appreciate your kind words. :)


Monicaaa Thanks for accepting the friend request! I saw your video on youtube and had to add you. Can't wait to see what you're reading and what videos you end up posting! :)


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