The Week’s Most Popular Posts: March 16-22, 2013

The first is from my favorite poem, In the Desert by Stephen Crane. The other is from The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. I just loved it so much. BECAUSE TRUE.

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from The Literary Tattoos of Team Book Riot by Rebecca Joines-Schinsky

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Of Book Riot Readers’ Favorite 50 novels, 13% of the non-public domain novels are still print-only (5 of 38), including To Kill a Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Time Traveler’s Wife, andRebecca.

from 18 Great Books You Still Can’t Get Digitally by Jeff O’Neal

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The difference between perfectionism and striving for excellence has been an important lesson in the last few years of my life. I could spin my wheels writing pages about it, but why would I, when Williams has given me this?

“Who wants to be a goddess when we can be human? Perfection is a flaw disguised as control.”

from When a Book Changes Your Life by Rebecca Joines-Schinsky

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The problem, though, is that there are no “good” and “bad” books, and so all this energy that goes into judging books is misspent, and I think does more damage to reading culture than it does good.

from Some Books Are Better Than Others by Jeff O’Neal

 

 

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