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30 April 2014
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The status quo—massive underrepresentation of people of color—is like a huge, heavy boulder that needs to be moved. Awareness alone will not move it an inch. What’s required is a lot of people to give it a push.

We Need Diverse Books Because… Join the movement here!
29 April 2014
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What terrible tragedies realism inflicts on people.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov 
28 April 2014
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Real life was something happening in her peripheral vision.

— Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl 
23 April 2014
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… what if loving something means you should mostly feel frustrated and thwarted, and then a little ruined, too, by the pursuit. But that you still come back for more…

— Chang-Rae Lee, On Such A Full Sea 
23 April 2014
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DA LIT MEME(3/1 series or books)

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger

23 April 2014
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Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head.

— Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots
21 April 2014
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I read because one life isn’t enough, and in the page of a book I can be anybody.

R. Peck
#quote   #R. Peck   
21 April 2014
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Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story.

— Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking 
#quote   #Susan Cain   
20 April 2014
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Favourite quotes from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

18 April 2014
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[3/10] The Waves by Virginia Woolf

"I see nothing. We may sink and settle on the waves. The sea will drum in my ears. The white petals will be darkened with sea water. They will float for a moment and then sink. Rolling over the waves will shoulder me under. Everything falls in a tremendous shower, dissolving me."

17 April 2014
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Chaos Walking Trilogy + quotes  [x] [x]

12 April 2014
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Literature is news that stays news.

— Ezra Pound, The ABC of Reading 
#quote   #Ezra Pound   
10 April 2014
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We’re fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.

— Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
10 April 2014
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We all create stories to protect ourselves.

— Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
10 April 2014
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Sleep tries to seduce me by promising a more reasonable tomorrow.

— Elizabeth Smart, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept