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“What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs....

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs....

The older you get, the more you realize you have no desire for drama, conflict, or any kind of intensity. You just want a cozy home, a nice book, and a person who knows how you drink your coffee.

The older you get, the more you realize you have no desire for drama, conflict, or any kind of intensity. You just want a cozy home, a nice book, and a person who knows how you drink your coffee.

Books are the perfect getaway, especially when I’m in desperate need for a warmer climate, when I’m having a bad case of wanderlust, or when I just need a little excitement in my everyday life.  The Shadow of the Wind  by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón was the perfect antidote for all three.

A Boy, a Writer, and a Book That Changes Everything

Books are the perfect getaway, especially when I’m in desperate need for a warmer climate, when I’m having a bad case of wanderlust, or when I just need a little excitement in my everyday life. The Shadow of the Wind by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón was the perfect antidote for all three.

There was sanctuary in a library... from the storms of our families, and from our own anxious minds. -Anne Lamott

There was sanctuary in a library... from the storms of our families, and from our own anxious minds. -Anne Lamott

So relevant to March 2017! "Some girls watched Beauty and  The Beast and wanted the prince...I wanted the library". Love books! Love young adult fiction!

So relevant to March 2017! "Some girls watched Beauty and The Beast and wanted the prince...I wanted the library". Love books! Love young adult fiction!

10 Images You’ll Understand If You Only Want Books for Christmas

10 Funny Images You'll Understand If You Only Want Books for Christmas

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