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At the mere sight

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” ― Jane Smiley I was quite a few years into adulthood before I realized that the mere presence of books was a comfort to me, even if I didn’t reach out and take one from the shelf.  This seemed a bit …

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What really knocks me out

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.” — J. D. Salinger Who comes to mind when you read this quote?  …

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A contribution to reality

“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.” — Dylan Thomas I tend to think of time spent reading poetry as a luxury, and certainly it’s possible to live without it.  But poems have had a place in my life …

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