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Here’s your quote of the day for November 28th

Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand. 


~Alberto Moravia

Alberto Moravia (born November 28, 1907) was the pseudonym of Alberto Pincherle, a novelist and short story writer who made a profound impact on 20th-century Italian literature. Themes of isolation, alienation, and emotional emptiness pervade his work, which includes Time of Indifference, Two Adolescents, The Woman of Rome, and The Conformist.

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Quote of the Day for November 10th!

It is my belief that books are living things…. And as living things, they need to be protected. 

Holly Black

Holly Black (born November 10, 1971) is a bestselling author of fantasy fiction for children and teens, including the Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, and the Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi). In 2008, the Spiderwick Chronicles was adapted into a film.

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Happy Humpday! Here’s Today’s Quote…

  

The creative adult is the child who has survived. 

-Ursula K. Le Guin

Happy birthday, Ursula K. Le Guin! The acclaimed American author went to high school with one of her biggest writing influences, Philip K. Dick—though the two didn’t know each other then. Years later, they would both be inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

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Happy Saturday! Here’s your quote of the day…

  

Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn’t it? 

Robert Jordan

James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (born October 17, 1948) had a thing for pen names. He’s best known as Robert Jordan, creator of The Wheel of Time epic fantasy series, but he wrote westerns as Jackson O’Reilly, historical fiction as Reagan O’Neal, dance criticism as Chang Lung, and at least one thriller under a never-revealed name.

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Have a terrific Tuesday! Here’s your quote of the day…

  

Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed! 

C.J. Cherryh

Happy birthday, C.J. Cherryh! The acclaimed speculative fiction writer was actually born Carolyn Janice Cherry, but her editor felt like the last name sounded too much like a romance writer. The fix? Adding a silent “h”!

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Hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday! Here’s today’s quote…

  

Love isn’t an act, it’s a whole life. 

Brian Moore

Irish-Canadian novelist Brian Moore (born August 25, 1921) left school after failing his senior exams. Despite the educational setback, he went on to become an internationally acclaimed writer, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the few genuine masters of the contemporary novel.”

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Here’s  your quote of the day…

  

When will you learn that there isn’t a word for everything? 

Nicole Krauss



Happy birthday, Nicole Krauss! After studying writing at Stanford and Oxford, Nicole Krauss published her first book, Man Walks Into a Room, in 2002. The novel was critically acclaimed and movie rights have since been optioned by Richard Gere.

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TGIF! Here’s your quote of the day…

  

Maybe some people just aren’t meant to be in our lives forever. Maybe some people are just passing through. It’s like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that’s why they’re here. You’ll have that gift forever. 

Danielle Steel

Happy birthday, Danielle Steele! The world-famous novelist didn’t always want to be a writer—as a child, growing up Catholic with frequent trips to France, she dreamed of becoming a nun.

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It’s the start to a new week! Here’s your quote of the day…

  

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. 

Charles Dickens

August 3, 1861: The last installment of Great Expectations was published 154 years ago today. When Charles Dickens first came up with the premise for the novel, he referred to it as “a very fine, new and grotesque idea.”