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Today’s Quote:

“Sister Ignatius taught me in School that “in the beginning there was light,” but to me, it was always an incomplete sentence, which God should have known to ammend: in the beginning God created light…to read by.”

― Lorna Landvik

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Words of wisdom from Dr. Seuss:  “You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.”     “Be awesome!   Be a book nut!”

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Today’s Quote:

“While we pay lip service to the virtues of reading, the truth is that there is still in our culture something that suspects those who read too much, whatever reading too much means, of being lazy, aimless dreamers, people who need to grow up and come outside to where real life is, who think themselves superior in their separateness.”

― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

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“My reading list grows exponentially. Every time I read a book, it’ll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It’s like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.”

― A.J. Jacobs

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Today’s Quote:

“A classroom atmosphere that promotes reading does not come from the furniture and its placement as much as it comes from the teacher’s expectation that students will read.”

― Donalyn Miller

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“I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.”

― Emma Thompson

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“Books may not change our suffering, books may not protect us from evil, books may not tell us what is good or what is beautiful, and they will certainly not shield us from the common fate of the grave. But books grant us myriad possibilities: the possibility of change, the possibility of illumination.”

― Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

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