June 9, 2013
"In reality, they were distracted letters, intended to keep the coals alive without putting her hand in the fire, while Florentino Ariza burned himself alive in every line."

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

March 5, 2013
"I know that big people don’t like questions from children. They can ask all the questions they like, How’s school? Are you a good boy? Did you say your prayers? but if you ask them did they say their prayers you might be hit on the head."

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

January 27, 2013
"Local tales and superstitions thrive best in these sheltered, long settled retreats; but are trampled under foot, by the shifting throng that forms the population of most of our country places."

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

January 11, 2013
"Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar."

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

December 9, 2012
"It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour."

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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