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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Library Loving: Words Without Borders

So this post is a day late and a dollar short. In all respects. For this week I tried to read Words Without Borders, The World Through The Eyes Of Writers. I got through the introduction by Andre Dubus III and the first few writers and that was it. Well, I sort of skimmed some of the rest to see if any of the other writers would grab my interest. Interest NOT grabbed.

Read this when: You are feeling intellectual and you do not really need plot.

Consolation prize for checking out this post: Awesome quotes about reading!

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” — Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler)
“Be awesome! Be a book nut!” — Dr. Seuss
“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” — Confucius
“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.” — Nora Ephron
“Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.” — Neil Gaiman

“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.” — Susan Sontag

1 comment:

  1. Love love love the quotes!!!!:) I feel like sending you a bundle of love and good thoughts!! So here it is, ok? Use it when you need it!