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You’re either reading a book or you’re not.
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Leaving any bookstore is hard, especially on a day in August, when the street outside burns and glares, and the books inside are cool and crisp to the touch; especially on a day in January, when the wind is blowing, the ice is treacherous, and the books inside seem to gather together in colorful warmth. It’s hard to leave a bookstore any day of the year, though, because a bookstore is one of the few places where all the cantankerous, conflicting, alluring voices of the world co-exist in peace and order and the avid reader is as free as a person can possibly be, because she is free to choose among them.
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If you have enough book space, I don’t want to talk to you.
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That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive - all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.
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Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.
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I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.
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You know how it is when you’re reading a book and falling asleep, you’re reading, reading… and all of a sudden you notice your eyes are closed? I’m like that all the time.
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People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
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When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.
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There are so many things to know and learn. She reads about Beethoven, Chinese rice farming, biographies of English prime ministers, and finds comfort in the fact that she will never run out of books.
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I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.
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Good thought can be imbibed by reading and studying good books and by contemplating on them.
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Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
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Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read.
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There are fashions in reading, even in thinking. You don’t have to follow them unless you want to. On the other hand, watch out. Don’t stick too closely to your favorite subject. That would keep you from adventuring into other fields. It’s silly to build a wall around your interests.
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