Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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It is a good thing to read books, and need not be a bad thing to write them, but in any case, it is a pious thing to collect them.
      - Frederick Locker-Lampson
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Monday, December 30, 2013

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"Grasshopper, the three secrets of life are as follows: first, keep your eyes and ears open; second: don't tell everything you know."

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

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“The golden rays of the moon paid him absolute tribute. He was a buffet of muscles and corded strength.”
― Gena Showalter, Playing with Fire
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

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“Embroidery?" I sucked at embroidery. Aunt Hyacinth had tried to teach me, but we'd both given it up as a lost cause. Lucy, strangely, had picked it up really quickly and embroidered a tapestry of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow for my last birthday.”

― Alyxandra Harvey, My Love Lies Bleeding
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Friday, December 27, 2013

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Another lifetime I'd have fallen in love with you
Swept away by my feelings, ashamed and confused
But just now it's enough to be walking with you
Let the mystery play as it will!

-Lui Collins

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

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A book is a friend whose face is constantly changing. If you read it when you are recovering from an illness, and return to it years after, it is changed surely, with the change in yourself.
      - Andrew Lang, The Library (ch. I)

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and courageous feelings, seek for no other rule to judge the work by; it is good, and made by a good workman.
      - Jean de la Bruyere
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Night, the beloved.  Night, when words fade and things come alive.  When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again.  When we reassemble our fragmentary self and grow with the calm of a tree.

 ~Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry

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Monday, December 23, 2013

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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

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"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
— Oscar Wilde

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Why did the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

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 What do you get if you cross a vampire bat and a mummy?


A flying band-aid, or a gift-wrapped bat.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

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I'll say knock knock and you say, who's there? I'll say control freak and you will say control freak who? O.K?
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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~*~ Only a vampire can love you forever.~*~


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.”
― Alfred Tennyson



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Monday, December 16, 2013

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What type of coffee do vampires prefer?


Decoffinated!


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Books...are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as  evidence of our earlier stages of development.


 ~ Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 - 1957)

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

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Lord Byron wrote:

“Words are things; and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.”

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Friday, December 13, 2013

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“Book lovers will understand me, and they will know too that part of the pleasure of a library lies in its very existence” ~ Jan Morris

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

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MY LIBRARY
by Varda One

It's only a room with shelves and books,
but it's far more magical than it looks

It's a jet on which I soar
to lands that exist no more.

Or a key with which I find
answers to questions crowding my mind.

Building my habit of learning and growing,
asking and researching till I reach knowing.

Here, I've been a mermaid and an elf
I've even learned to be more myself.

I think that I shall never see
a place that's been more useful to me.

With encouraging kind friends with wit
Who tell me to dream big and never quit.

It's only a room with shelves and books,
but it's far more magical than it looks.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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"Inside of me there is a thin person trying to get out, but I can usually sedate her with five or six doughnuts."

     Laura De Giorgio

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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.“Edward smiled, I smiled, even Bernardo smiled. Olaf just looked sinister.”

― Laurell K. Hamilton, Skin Trade

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Monday, December 9, 2013

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“How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.
Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven
Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold:
There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st
But in his motion like an angel sings,
Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins;
Such harmony is in immortal souls;
But whilst this muddy vesture of decay
Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it."
- Lorenzo, Acte V, Scene 1”
― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

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“He wasn't that good looking, he had the social skills of a wet cat and the patience of a caffeinated hummingbird”
― Karen Chance

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

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In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. --Albert Camus.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

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Here, in the country, my books are my sole occupation; books my sure solace, and refuge from frivolous cares. Books the calmers, as well as the instruction of the mind.
      - Elizabeth Inchbald (nee Simpson)
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

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To clearly see the nature of the game is to be liberated from it.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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I once thought I would conquer the world....but, then I was distracted by something sparkly.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

 Oscar Wilde  (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)
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Monday, December 2, 2013

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“Raven?'
Yes?'
What do you believe in?'
I believe in - finding out!”
― Ellen Schreiber, Vampire Kisses 

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

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“My professional aspirations were simple - I wanted to be an intergalactic princess.”
― Evanovich


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