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Just a Thought

Adult stories never made sense, and they were slow to start. They made me feel like there were secrets, Masonic, mythic secrets to adulthood. Why didn’t adults want to read about Narnia, about secrets islands and smugglers and dangerous fairies? … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

I liked myths. They weren’t adult stories and they weren’t children’s stories. They were better than that. They just were. —Neil Gaiman/The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

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Stacks of Books

Today was technology. I’m amazed and fascinated by the perseverance of stories, and the way that technology continues to bring stories to us as people.  I love books, I really love the way books smell and feel.  But I mostly … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

…as we all know there are no brand-new plots under the sun: what really matters is the way you tell the stories and the passion you have for them. —The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne … Continue reading

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Words to Begin 2013

Old books. New ideas. Lots of words. First day of the year. You can begin anything anytime, it is all terribly arbitrary, but I plan on beginning today.

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Just a Thought

As a story, Air Chrysalis was fascinating to many people. It had fascinated Tengo and Komatsu and Professor Ebisuno and an amazing number of readers. What more did it have to do? —Haruki Murakami/1Q84

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Fair Enough

Me: I’ve been watching lots and lots of Supernatural lately. He: What the hell for? Me: Come on, the stories are diverting, the men are hot, sometimes they take off their shirts, and the violence is fairly satisfying. He: Okay … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Lately he couldn’t stand made-up stories, they got on his nerves. —Bernard Malamud/A Summer’s Reading

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There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. —Ursula K. LeGuin

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That’s why stories are so wonderful: they end. You can get your mind around them. You can enjoy the arc. Real life doesn’t have closure. —Penn Jillette/Sock

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