i shall conquer this
Pam, australia, 20s
but i am slow thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Adults and children read books in different ways. Grownups read for entertainment whereas youngsters read to learn about life.
Adeline Yeh Mah
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my sister never finishes reading books.

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last night, she finished The Fault in Our Stars.

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Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it.
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
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For many of us, the delights of reading are polychrome, and once we have entered this vibrant world we quite simply never want to leave.
Susannah Carson
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…I was thrown into the company of a most fascinating creature, a real goddess, in my eyes, as long as she took no notice of me. I ‘never told my love’ vocally; still, if looks have language, the merest idiot might have guessed I was over head and ears: she understood me, at last, and looked a return - the sweetest of all imaginable looks - and what did I do? I confess it with shame - shrunk icily into myself, like a snail, at every glance retired colder and farther; till; finally the poor innocent was led to doubt her own senses, and, overwhelmed with confusion at her supposed mistake, persuaded her mamma to decamp.
Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
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I would stare at the grains of light suspended in that silent space, struggling to see into my own heart. What did I want? And what did others want from me? But I could never find the answers. Sometimes I would reach out and try to grasp the grains of light, but my fingers touched nothing.
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
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So many writers have been forgotten over the ages, but for 2 centuries Austen has enthralled her readers. Men and women, teens and adults, academic professionals and those who read for fun: all turn to Austen time and again to find some nourishment for their literary souls that they can find nowhere else.- Susannah Carson 

So many writers have been forgotten over the ages, but for 2 centuries Austen has enthralled her readers. Men and women, teens and adults, academic professionals and those who read for fun: all turn to Austen time and again to find some nourishment for their literary souls that they can find nowhere else.
- Susannah Carson 

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teachingliteracy:

landofccolfer:

 The Picture of Dorian Gray

“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.” 

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