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Walter Moers
“Stealing from one author is plagiarism; from many authors, research.”
Walter Moers, The City of Dreaming Books

Franz Kafka
“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we're reading doesn't wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.”
Franz Kafka

Jane Austen
“...that the Musgroves had had the ill fortune of a very troublesome, hopeless son; and the good fortune to lose him before he reached his twentieth year; that he had been sent to sea, because he was stupid and unmanageable on shore; that he had been very little cared for at any time by his family, though quite as much as he deserved; seldom heard of, and scarcely at all regretted... He had, in fact, though his sisters were now doing all they could for him, by calling him 'poor Richard,' been nothing better than a thick-headed, unfeeling, unprofitable Dick Musgrove, who had never done anything to entitle himself to more than the abbreviation of his name, living or dead.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion

Umberto Eco
“We live for books.”
Umberto Eco

Nghi Vo
“When I explained it to her, she went silent and turned her face to the wall, still as the sky before a lightning strike.”
Nghi Vo, The Empress of Salt and Fortune

133888 Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon — 4138 members — last activity 8 hours, 58 min ago
Our 2023 Spring Readathon will begin at 8am EST April 29, and end 8am EST April 30.
208213 2022 ONTD Reading Challenge — 832 members — last activity Jul 06, 2022 08:28AM
Welcome to the 2022 ONTD Reading Challenge! This year, inspired by the recent ONTD renaissance, we are going all-in with books inspired by classic O ...more
207770 Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge — 689 members — last activity Jan 04, 2022 04:58PM
A group for all of those participating in the Beat the Backlist challenge hosted by NovelKnight! This challenge focuses on reading books published pr ...more
195550 Cosmo Readers — 101 members — last activity Aug 29, 2018 08:02AM
Hi everybody! We are readers from all over the world (=Cosmo(politan) Readers) and we love to blog or #bookstagram! We decided to create a book club w ...more
77447 Virtual Writers — 2306 members — last activity Jan 22, 2023 08:40AM
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