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Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2814 comments Mod
This month we are reading books that other readers have considered as life changing books. Did the book change your life? Leave a quote to let us know why this book should or should not be considered a life changer.

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Susan | 3441 comments Mod
from A Tale for the Time Being, p. 46:

I read about how the scientists in the Arctic, or the Antarctic, or somewhere really cold, can drill way down and take ice core samples of the ancient atmosphere that are hundreds of thousands or even millions of years old. And even though this is totally cool, it makes me sad to think of those plugs of ice, melting and releasing their ancient bubbles like tiny sighs into our polluted twenty-first-century air. Stupid, I know, but that's the way the temple felt to me, like a core sample from another time, and I really liked it, and I told my dad so, and this was way before I even knew Jiko, or had spent the summer at her temple on the mountainside, or anything like that. I didn't even know she existed.

There are a number of very thought-provoking quotes in here about what it means to be a "time being" (a being in time), but I forgot to keep track of them while I was reading.

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