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Reading and Creating

As you read a book word by word and page by page, you participate in its creation, just as a cellist playing a Bach suite participates, note by note, in the creation, the coming-to-be, the existence, of the music. And,

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The Book That Sparked My Love of Science Fiction

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne? The Time Machine by H.G. Wells? Brave New World by Aldous Huxley? All great books, but none of these classics was the first to take me away to another world. By 1967,

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Save Your World: Keep Reading

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. ~ Ray Bradbury

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When the Magic Comes…

We…don’t know what it is that sometimes comes to make our books alive. All we can do is to write dutifully and day after day, every day, giving our work the very best of what we are capable. I don’t

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Reading Inspires Writing

We write by the light of every story we have ever read. ~ Richard Peck Image “Astronaut Floating With Balloons” courtesy of Victor Habbick /

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All who wander are not lost. ~ JRR Tolkien

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