And anyway, reading for enjoyment is what we should all be doing. I don’t mean...– Nick Hornby, Housekeeping vs. The Dirt (pg. 17)
I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of...– Marilyn Monroe
I try to go there in my writing. I make myself uncomfortable. When I feel...– Roxane Gay, in a must-read interview over on Paper Darts (via nouvellabooks)
A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his...– E. B. White, in a 1969 Paris Review interview (via sssdb)
Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him and...– Terry Pratchett; Jingo
NOUVELLA: Sing it, Ann →
nouvellabooks: Let me underscore the obvious here: Reading fiction is important. It is a vital means of imagining a life other than our own, which in turn makes us more empathetic beings. Following complex story lines stretches our brains beyond the 140 characters of sound-bite thinking, and staying within the…
Let me give you some counsel, bastard,” Lannister said. “Never...– George R.R. Martin; A Game of Thrones
There comes a time in a man’s life when to get where he has to go—if...– Bernard Malamud
Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes...– Peter S. Beagle; The Last Unicorn
All of Stephen King's Books Ranked.
bookpilgrim: Click here to read the article. I really have to read It sometime.
Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever;...– John Green, An Abundance of Katherines (via prettybooks)
Nine Female Writers Who Had To Hide Their Gender →
amandaonwriting: 1. Keeping it in the family, the three talented Brontë sisters published their writing under the surname Bell. Emily published Wuthering Heights as Ellis Bell, Charlotte brought out Jane Eyre as Currer Bell and Anne used Acton Bell to release The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, as well as their joint poetry collections and other works. 2. A. S. Byatt was born Dame Antonia Susan Duffy,...
Amazon is Not a Bookstore
Do you go into Amazon Bookstores? No. Can you meet an author and have him or her sign your book at Amazon? No. Are there community activities at Amazon? No. Does Amazon give back to your community by hosting Public School Book Fairs and other events? No. At Amazon, can you sit down in a comfortable chair and read a potential buy in their store? No. Can you buy coffee and talk to friends in their...
Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.– Charlotte Brontë
Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the...– Richard Hughes
Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator....– Vladimir Nabokov
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I'm taking a small hiatus from blogging. I'll...
I write for the same reason I breathe … because if I didn’t, I would...– Isaac Asimov [I’ve posted this quote before, but it’s too good to not post again.]