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  2. "All literature, highbrow or low, from the Aeneid onward, is fan fiction. […] Through parody and pastiche, allusion and homage, retelling and reimagining the stories that were told before us and that we have come of age loving—amateurs—we proceed, seeking out the blank places in the map that our favorite writers, in their greatness and negligence, have left for us, hoping to pass on to our own readers—should we be lucky enough to find any—some of the pleasure that we ourselves have taken in the stuff that we love: to get in on the game. All novels are sequels; influence is bliss."
    — 

    Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along The Borderlands, Michael Chabon. (via the-library-and-step-on-it)

    Preach

    (via harperperennial)

    (via harperperennial)

     
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  4. "Reading is a bit like hallucinating."
    — Nathan Filer The Shock of the Fall (via novel-quotes)
     

  5. "One of the funniest books I have ever read, but also one of the most profoundly unsettling."

     

  6. "

    You should read the book that you hear two booksellers arguing about at the registers while you’re browsing in a bookstore.

    You should read the book that you see someone on the train reading and trying to hide that they’re laughing.

    You should read the book that you see someone on the train reading and trying to hide that they’re crying.

    You should read the book that you find left behind in the airplane seat pocket, on a park bench, on the bus, at a restaurant, or in a hotel room.

    You should read the book that you see someone reading for hours in a coffee shop — there when you got there and still there when you left — that made you envious because you were working instead of absorbed in a book.

    "
     
  7. poetic-and-mean:

    these books are costing me $4.

    thanks, powells.

    Used books, FTW.

     
  8. mmjordahl:

    Powell’s is a kind and smiling god.

    We try.

     

  9. "There’s nothing quite as awesome as getting hooked on a great book series. You suddenly realize there’s a huge pile of content just waiting for you to love it. But starting in on a series, even one that’s popular, can be intimidating. It’s not always best to start at the beginning. Sometimes a series takes a few books to really get good. Other times, the best book for introducing new readers ends up somewhere in the middle. So where do you begin?

     
  10. gatsbyanddaisies:

    For the love of books.