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About meI am a bibliophibian. ;)
About my libraryXIV.
Here is the book
the dog-eared page
the ribbon and the note
Here is the plot
the saucy little quote
Here is the heft
the smell of ink
the crinkle and the sweep
Here is the world
the company I keep
what my ratings mean:
Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
-Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
-Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Walden: Reading, 1854
When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.
-Marie de Sevigne
I have read your book and much like it.
-Moses Hadas (1900 - 1966)
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
-Charles Caleb Colton (1780 - 1832), Lacon, 1820
1---waste of time
Reading this book is like waiting for the first shoe to drop.
I read part of it all the way through.
-Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)
The covers of this book are too far apart.
-Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
-Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
GroupsHistory at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture
Favorite authorsChinua Achebe, C. J. Cherryh, Fyodor Dostoevsky, William Faulkner, Nikolai Gogol, Franz Kafka, Patrick O'Brian (Shared favorites)
Locationthe other San Diego Zoo
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceFeb 19, 2008