Friday, 11 May 2018

Book Quotes of the Week

"When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it." Julian Barnes

"Who needs to go somewhere when you can read about it." Pseudonymous Bosch in "The name of this book is secret"

"The library is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world." Rita Dove

"I would never want to live anywhere but Baltimore. You can look far and wide, but you'll never discover a stranger city with such extreme style. It's as if every eccentric in the South decided to move north, ran out of gas in Baltimore, and decided to stay." John Waters, Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste

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  1. I have read The Name of This Book Is Secret. Good kidlit. And I met Pseudonymous Bosch once at Books Expo America, known as BEA here, when it was held in Los Angeles. Funny guy, very funny guy.

    1. I had never heard of him. First I thought it might be a misprint but I checked and found out, he is not his famous namesake Hieronymous but a real life living author. How wonderful that you have met him.

      And whilst I love to travel, the older I get, the more I agree with his quote.

      Happy reading week,