Yearly Archives: 2015

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Quotables

I couldn’t live a week without a private library – indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess. – H. P. Lovecraft, American writer of horror fiction Read more

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I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read – they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting. – Russell Banks, American writer of fiction and poetry Read more

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By burning Luther’s books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men’s minds of him. – Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian Read more

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Review: The Murder House by James Patterson

Has anyone ever counted the books James Patterson has published? Holy cow! That is one prodigious imagination. And he is not only a prolific writer, he does good things for the cause – he gives away books, he promotes reading, he supports independent booksellers. All good things. I’ve enjoyed a number of his previous books, but The Murder House I did not love. My mother… Read more

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Quotables

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. – Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Read more