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Here’s a Great Quote to Start the Week off Right…

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. 


Daphne du Maurier

Although Daphne du Maurier (born March 13, 1907) tore up the first 15,000 words of her novel Rebecca, she managed to finish the tale of jealousy and suspicion in just four months.

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Hope you’re having a terrific Thursday! Here’s your Quote of the Day…

You never realize how much of your background is sewn into the lining of your clothes. 

~Tom Wolfe

Happy 86th birthday, Tom Wolfe! Though he is known for his dapper white suit and his association with New Journalism, the author also has an athletic side—in his college years Wolfe was a pitcher who earned a tryout with the New York Giants.

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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 18th

Thank Goodness it’s Friday! Hope you’re having a wonderful day and looking forward to the weekend ahead!

All My Best, 

Jill

This object that we hold in our hands, a book…that tactile pleasure, it’s just not going to go away. 


~Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater (born November 18, 1981) worked as a wedding musician, a portrait artist, and a waitress—but it’s her bestselling fantasy novels that have catapulted her into the spotlight. Among the most popular are Shiver, Linger, The Raven Boys, The Raven King, and The Scorpio Races. And yet that hasn’t stopped her: She still makes music (with harp and bagpipes) and art (with Prismacolor pencils).

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Quote of the day for October 9th

Unlike baked beans, loaves of breads or Fuji apples, books once consumed, do not disappear. 


John Sutherland

John Sutherland (born October 9, 1938) has built a distinguished career as a British academic scholar specializing in Victorian fiction. He’s taught at schools like University College London and Caltech, written regular columns for The Guardian, and produced popular works on literary history (So You Think You Know Jane Austen?) in addition to titles that celebrate his lifelong passion (How to Read a Novel). His autobiography is called The Boy Who Loved Books—which simply says it all.

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Quote of the Day for August 2nd

In the planning stage of a book, don’t plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it. 


Rose Tremain

Happy birthday, Rose Tremain! The award-winning British novelist (Restoration, Music & Silence, The Road Home) focuses on historical narratives and the lives of outsiders. She studied English as an undergraduate at the University of East Anglia in the U.K., later taught creative writing there, and is now the chancellor—the first writer, woman, and UEA graduate to step into that role.

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Quote of the Day for July 13th

I was thinking that if what distinguishes us as humans is our stupidity, what may redeem us is our grace. 


Earl Lovelace

Happy birthday, Earl Lovelace! The novelist, short story writer, journalist, and playwright has long focused on his native Trinidad and descriptions of West Indian culture. But with his daughter Asha he wrote the screenplay for Joebell and America, a TV movie (based on his short story of the same name) about a gambler and his dream of going to the United States.

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Quote of the Day for June 22nd!

Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten. 


H. Rider Haggard

Long before J.K. Rowling introduced readers to the villainous He-who-must-not-be-named, English writer H. Rider Haggard (born June 22, 1856) gave us She-who-must-be-obeyed, an ancient queen and sorceress, in his 1886 adventure novel, She.

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Happy Thursday! The Weekend is Almost Here! Enjoy Today’s Quote…

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. 


Erich Segal

American author Erich Segal (born June 16, 1937) is best known for his 1970 romance, Love Story—he wrote the popular novel and the screenplay for the hit film adaptation. Not so successful? The 1978 sequel, Oliver’s Story. That movie was advertised with this tagline: “It takes someone very special to help you forget someone very special.”

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Saturday’s Quote of the Day!

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. 


Colette

May 21,1910: On this day, French novelist Colette (born Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) began to publish her novel The Vagabond in serial form. The book focused on women’s independence in a male society and received three votes for the Prix Goncourt, a prestigious French literary award.