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“Fiction, nonfiction. Biography, memoir. Science, psychology. History. Everything had its place. That was the beauty of libraries. No surprise except when someone screwed up, or was lazy, or was a thief.”
Sue Halpern, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

“I already told you a ghost story," she said at last. "The one where the wife was invisible to the husband and the truth of the marriage was invisible to her.”
Sue Halpern, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

“If you know haw a book is going to end, would you read it in the first place?" Kit asked herself later, as she stood in the bathroom, an electric toothbrush winding its way around her mouth. "Do you stop reading a book because you don't want to watch the characters you like turn out to be unlikable, or the ones with which you identify denied the happy ending you believe they deserve?”
Sue Halpern, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

“I don't think she's being mysterious on purpose. It's like she can't help it. She's not shy--she'll talk to anyone--and she's not exactly distant, but even so, she's unreachable, as if there's an invisible fence around her, or a force field the repels whatever gets too close.”
Sue Halpern, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

“But then I tell myself that it wasn't as if justice was going to be served no matter what I did. Justice didn't stand a chance. And I hate that. I hate that I stopped believing in things I didn't even know were matters of belief, like justice and fairness. Or honesty. Or the promises people make to each other. Of all the things Cal took from me, that's when I think I miss the most: the apparently naïve belief that you kept your promises. You know what the prosecutor told me? ;Everyone cheats,' as if that was supposed to make it all right.”
Sue Halpern, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

180853 Paging All Bookworms! — 197 members — last activity Aug 03, 2020 09:33PM
This group is for enthusiastic people seeking a different type of reading challenge. Rather than tallying how many books you read, keep track of what ...more
25x33 Read 100+ Books in 2012 — 11 members — last activity Jan 04, 2013 03:50PM
This is a group for those who like a reading challenge where we can add books to our shelves and help others to add books to their shelves. Each month ...more
25x33 Read 100+ Books in 2013 — 19 members — last activity Dec 31, 2013 07:23PM
This is a group for readers who want to read 100 books in 2013.
25x33 READ 100+ BOOKS A YEAR — 10 members — last activity Aug 01, 2020 07:37AM
A relaxed place to track your reading. A place to tell us about what you've read and liked or disliked. A place to have fun.
25x33 READ 100+ BOOKS IN 2017 — 18 members — last activity Feb 02, 2018 09:52AM
Just a fun place to discuss and share books.
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