If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
When we buy books we’re fooling ourselves into thinking we buy the time to read them.
“Stories, stories, and more stories. The whole rich world of human imagination in every language, for all time—it’s all here.”
-Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
-George R. R. Martin
The love of books, the golden key, that opens the enchanted door.
I had a hunch that if Mom found out I was entertaining a space phenomenon in my room, she wouldn’t approve.
–The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters by Lesley M. M. Blume
Cornelia S. loves words. The longer and more complicated the better. She uses her vast vocabulary to keep nosy people from bothering her about her famous parents. Cornelia’s protective mother has kept her away from the prying eyes of the media, but while Lucy is off traveling the world and giving concerts, Cornelia is alone and growing more and more lonesome in their fancy New York City apartment. Until a strange new neighbor moves in next door.
The dog looked suspiciously at Cornelia as she knelt down next to him. After appraising her for a few moments, he seemed to find her acceptable and gave her an arrogant little lick.