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"Dear Jenny: The way to do a piece of writing is three or four times over, never once. For me, the hardest part comes first, getting something--anything--out in front of me. Sometimes in a nervous frenzy I just fling words as if I were flinging mud a ...more
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Dorothy M. Richardson
“It did not matter that people went about talking about nice books, interesting books, sad books, 'stories' - they would never be that to her. They were people. More real than actual people. They came nearer. In life everything was so scrappy and mixed up. In a book the author was there in every word.”
Dorothy M. Richardson

Nick Hornby
“The annoying thing about reading is that you can never get the job done. The other day I was in a bookstore flicking through a book called something like 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (and, without naming names, you should be aware that the task set by the title is by definition impossible, because at least four hundred of the books suggested would kill you anyway), but reading begets reading--that's sort of the point of it, surely?--and anybody who never deviates from a set list of books is intellectually dead anyway.”
Nick Hornby, Shakespeare Wrote for Money

Carl Sandburg
“Once she had thrown a square of birch bark into the fire when her father came in the door. He might then have asked her why her quill pen had shaped a row of straight and crooked question marks and after each one an exclamation point--in rows of ten, perhaps forty running along--?! ?! ?! ?!--arranged in pairs or couples. If he had asked her what is this folderol and what can this nonsense mean she would have said the same she said when shaping them with her pen, one pair, one couple after another. "Each question mark stands for my ignorance and asks if I may learn and know the answer. And each exclamation point stands for my surprise at how little I know, my amazement at my vast ignorance, my utter astonishment at how much there is for me to learn.”
Carl Sandburg, Remembrance Rock

Carl Sandburg
“His books were part of him. Each year of his life, it seemed, his books became more and more a part of him. This room, thirty by twenty feet, and the walls of shelves filled with books, had for him the murmuring of many voices. In the books of Herodotus, Tacitus, Rabelais, Thomas Browne, John Milton, and scores of others, he had found men of face and voice more real to him than many a man he had met for a smoke and a talk.”
Carl Sandburg, Remembrance Rock

Louis L'Amour
“Today you can buy the Dialogues of Plato for less than you would spend on a fifth of whiskey, or Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire for the price of a cheap shirt. You can buy a fair beginning of an education in any bookstore with a good stock of paperback books for less than you would spend on a week's supply of gasoline.”
Louis L'Amour, Education of a Wandering Man

Occasional Book Porn (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM
Description: I know, I know, most people use this thing for stories and poems, or to share their adventures in food and fun, but I don't really do much creative writing anymore, and I'm a boring hermit who doesn't have adventures (not to mention, gluten-free diets aren't interesting enough to share photos of--oh, what a pretty salad!), so that leaves me with this. Book porn. As if Goodreads doesn't have enough of that already. But there is only so much room in our photos, and giant photo-heavy status updates are bothersome, so this seemed the best option. Well, a real blog would actually be the best option, but all my friends are here. So here we go. Occasional book porn. Enjoy!
Books I Own And Haven't Read Yet (Select)
4 chapters   —   updated Jun 04, 2014 08:17PM
Description: The following lists are for shaming purposes only. You bought THAT?! you can say; or, You haven't read THAT yet?! Feel free to badger me as much as you like.
Juvenilia (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 07, 2013 08:03PM
Description: I think I've been pretty clear about my hatred of Chuck Palahniuk and all his work, but he probably influenced me more than I like to admit. Case in point: I read (and kinda liked) most of his early work, Fight Club through Haunted, my first semester in college (fall 2005), and at some point around the holidays I churned out the following Palahniuk-esque gem, reprinted here by request. Blame Morais, that asshole. Feel free to mock. Hey, I was young.
10814 75 Books...More or Less! — 253 members — last activity 1 hour, 22 min ago
Welcome to a friendly corner of Goodreads! We began the challenge of reading 75 books a year several years ago . . . since then, many of us have gotte ...more
152644 2015: The Year of Reading Women — 755 members — last activity Oct 16, 2017 12:45PM
Join us for a year of member-run group reads to make 2015 the year of reading women! Rules Members are free to create author threads by surname if the ...more
2083 NYRB Classics — 864 members — last activity 7 hours, 34 min ago
For friends of NYRB Classics
97302 The BURIED Book Club — 532 members — last activity Apr 23, 2019 12:32PM
TODAY BOOKS ARE NOT BURNED. THEY ARE BURIED. WE SHALL UNEARTH THEM.
80277 The Kindred Spirits — 294 members — last activity May 25, 2017 06:17AM
Place to meet and talk about anything.
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