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Memorable quotes from somewhere in the middle of a book: The Anthony Trollope edition

From The Warden (1855), the first of the Barchester Chronicles by Anthony Trollope: “Scandal at Barchester affirmed that had it not been for the beauty of his daughter, Mr. Harding would have remained a minor canon; but here probably Scandal … Continue reading

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Memorable Quotes from somewhere in the middle of a book: The David Liss Edition

From The Twelfth Enchantment by David Liss: “Lucy no longer believed herself destined for anything in particular. Her life had come to feel alien, as though her soul itself were not hers, but a copy so clever in its construction … Continue reading

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Memorable Quotes from somewhere in the middle of a book: HEY! That’s my name! Edition

You may have noticed, I have an unusual name. I’ve heard over the years of a few other people named Shala roving around America.  One lives in New Jersey, and has (or had) a furniture store named Shala II in … Continue reading

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Memorable quotes from somewhere in the middle of a book: The Brian Moore Edition

From The Doctor’s Wife, by Brian Moore: “The future is forbidden to no one. Unless we forbid it to ourselves.” If I could emblazon this on the walls of our freshly repainted office I would.

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Memorable quotes from somewhere in the middle of a book: Silent Night by Deanna Raybourn

From Silent Night: A Lady Julia Christmas Novella by Deanna Raybourn. This particular passage takes place as the Lady Julia, her husband Nicholas Brisbane, her sister Portia, and her sister’s adopted child, Jane, are gathering to drive out to the … Continue reading

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Memorable quotes from somewhere in the middle of a book

From A Catch of Consequence by Diana Norman: “Like most Boston Puritans, Makepeace had a pragmatic relationship with the Lord, regarding him as a celestial managing director and herself as a valued worker in His company.”

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Memorable quotes from somewhere in the middle of a book: The Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters Edition

From Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, by Jane Austen and Ben Winters. “Sir John himself, being vastly experienced in the ways of the hateful denizens of the inky deep, assured her that while she and her family lived on … Continue reading

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Memorable quotes from somewhere in the middle of a book

“Human nature is so well disposed to those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.” –Jane Austen, Volume II, Chapter 4 of Emma Happy Memorial Day, … Continue reading

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Writing advice from somewhere in the middle of a great book: Barry Hughart Edition

The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox By Barry Hughart Subterranean Press, 2011 From the beginning of Part 2: The Story of the Stone Jen Wu is a day Master Li sets aside for my literary endeavors, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shades of Milk and Honey

Shades of Milk and Honey Mary Robinette Kowal Tor Books, 2010 I’ll just say it flat out: I enjoyed this book. It offered me exactly what I needed–a short escape from the stresses of the holiday season. It’s a cozy … Continue reading

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