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07 Apr 12 at 12 pm

D.H. Lawrence, from the essay “Why the Novel Matters” (via lotusohm)

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"A character in a novel has got to live, or it is nothing. We, likewise, in life have got to live, or we are nothing."

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30 Sep 11 at 2 am

danger-in-design:

BANNED BOOKS WEEK
(SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 2)

Four posters from last year’s Banned Books Week presented by Schlow Centre Region Library

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26 Sep 11 at 6 am

Zora Neale Hurston; Their Eyes Were Watching God (via wordpainting)

tags: quotes  lit  fiction  classics  novels 

"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."

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04 Sep 11 at 12 pm

Terry Goodkind  (via whispingwillow)

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tags: Quotes  lit  fiction  novels  reality 

"I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength. While a bad book leaves readers with a sense of hopelessness and despair, a good novel, through stories of values realized, of wrongs righted, can bring to readers a connection to the wonder of life. A good novel shows how life can and ought to be lived. It not only entertains but energizes and uplifts readers."