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The Week’s Most Popular Posts: October 10-16, 2011

Here are our most popular posts from the week that was….

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From Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Wooing Women:

“If her family is self-destructive and she has no way of escaping, eventually your cash is going to come in handy. Throw a little of your dough around, make the problem go away, and then…do nothing. Don’t tell her or acknowledge in any way that you had any part in it. Wait patiently for the truth to come out and you’ll be in like Rin Tin Tin.”

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From Judging a Reader by Their Cover:

“We know the power of book covers in public. They are as self-consciously selected as the clothes we wear. We want to be judged by them.”

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From Ken Follett, I Am Going to Embarrass You So Hard Right Now:

“Still, I love that this big-britches, hundred-million-copy-selling, Oprah-club-approved author has a book out there with the tagline: Can two kids really save the universe? Oh, and those kids have Renaissance painting halos and are in the flying saucer from Plan 9 From Outer Space. Natch and natch.”

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From You Don’t Have a Favorite Author:

“This seemingly innocuous, even kind-hearted question causes a peculiar paralysis, one born of self-consciousness and existential dread. Because here’s a little secret—no one has a favorite author.”

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Happy Sunday to all and to all a Happy Sunday.