1. "That old adage of writing comes to mind: write the book you need to read. But I wanted to write a book that someone else might need to read. There’s nothing more sacred to me — more important to me — than a book. Maybe I feel we don’t connect personally with films the way we do with books, the way I hold a book to my heart when it moves me or grasp it like I might never let it go. I admit, I like to hug books. I’m not sure a movie ever meant that much to me; I know it’s different for other people. I don’t believe a movie has ever changed me or saved me, but there’s easily 20 books on my bookshelf that pulled me out of something or pushed me in another direction or showed me something I needed to see.” — Marjorie Celona

    Click through to read more of Marjorie’s original essay at Powells.com.

     
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    I can so relate… I think the self-driven pace has a lot to do with it too: A book will speed up or slow down with you,...
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