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“A life that partakes even a little of friendship, love, irony, humor, parenthood, literature, and music, and the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of others cannot be called 'meaningless'...” #ChristopherHitchens #Hitch22 #AMemoir #socobooks

“And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see — or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.” #AliceWalker #socobooks #shelfiesaturday #saturdayshelfie

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” #HarperLee #tokillamockingbird . (But we actually do love breathing also.) . #socobooks #shelfiesaturday #saturdayshelfie #hajin #laurierking #jerzykosinski #garcialorca #irismurdoch #thomasmann #daphnedumaurier #larrymcmurtry #tonimorrison #vsnaipaul #shelfie

“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it.” #hgwells Find these beautiful, dystopian, vintage, near-fine H. G. Wells paperbacks in the shop tomorrow. $20 apiece! Wells, what are you waiting for?!? #socobooks #sf #fantastictales

“All a person can do in this life is gather about him his integrity, his imagination, and his individuality – and with these ever with him, out front and in sharp focus, leap into the dance of experience.” #TomRobbins #evencowgirlsgettheblues #socobooks

“Part I: There Was a Simple and Grand Life Picnics. Sandwiches with hard-boiled eggs and cucumbers. Lemon ices. Flip-flops. Sheets and pillowcases drying on the clothesline. Blindingly white. Starched and ironed. Later, there were books and chairs...” #mairakalman #myfavoritethings #socobooks