Quote of the day for Saturday

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The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. 

Daniel Defoe

April 25, 1719: Robinson Crusoe was published 296 years ago today. The first edition credited the novel’s narrator, Crusoe, as the author, leading early readers to believe the story of survival actually happened.

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Quote of the day for Sunday

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Dreams are the touchstones of our characters. 

Henry David Thoreau

April 19, 1854: On this day, Henry David Thoreau rejected a neighbor’s offer of a two-headed calf, dismissing the creature as “mere phenomena.”

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Quote of the day for April 14th

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The world is a possibility if only you’ll discover it. 

Ralph Ellison

April 14, 1952: Invisible Man was published 63 years ago today—almost seven years after Ralph Ellison first began writing it in a barn while on sick leave from the Merchant Marine.

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Quote for Today, Sunday, April 12th

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The only way to do all the things you’d like to do is to read 

Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy (born April 12, 1947) dreamed of joining the military in his youth, but his poor eyesight prevented him. Undeterred, he channeled his passion into his books. After finding success with best-sellers like The Hunt for Red October, he bought himself a tank.

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Quote of the day for Saturday

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Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

Julia Child

April 11, 1954: She eventually mastered the art of French cooking, but at 41, Julia Child was still figuring it all out. An attempt to make a beurre blanc for sea bass failed, much to her “quite hurt surprise.”

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Quote of the day for Thursday

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A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. 

Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire (born April 9, 1821) was a student of the urban metropolis. He is credited with coining the term “modernity” in his essay The Painter of Modern Life over 150 years ago.

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Quote of the Day for Monday

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Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. 

Oscar Wilde

April 6, 1895: Two months after The Importance of Being Earnest made its stage debut, Oscar Wilde was arrested after losing a libel case. While in prison, he requested several books including Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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Dawnflight by Kim Iverson Headlee

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Great book! A must read!

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Dawnflight
SERIES – The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, book 1
AUTHOR – Kim Iverson Headlee
GENRE – Myths, Legends, Historical, Spiritual, Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – 2013
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 415 pages/130K words
PUBLISHER – Lucky Bat Books
COVER ARTIST – Natasha Brown

BOOK SYNOPSIS

Gyan is a Caledonian chieftainess by birth, a warrior and leader of warriors by training, and she is betrothed to Urien, a son of her clan’s deadliest enemy, by right of Arthur the Pendragon’s conquest of her people. For the sake of peace, Gyan is willing to sacrifice everything…perhaps even her very life, if her foreboding about Urien proves true.

Roman by his father, Brytoni by his mother, and denied hereditary rulership of his mother’s clan because of his mixed blood, Arthur has followed his father’s path to become Dux Britanniarum, the Pendragon: supreme commander of the northern Brytoni army. The Caledonians…

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