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Exactly so! And reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out." Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


I so agree.


I really think I'm going to have to hunt out something by Zadie Smith to see if she's as good in novel form. Have you read anything by her? Have you a recommendation?

And it was so very nice of you to point that posting out!

Stay well!

Mary Ronan Drew

Your quote made me chuckle, jenclair.

Jill, Wilhelm pointed out to me early in our marriage that I had better pray for rain because I was putting away "for a rainy day" the books that interest me most.

That is why I haven't read Zadie Smith. I did Nancy Pearl's 50-page check out of On Beauty and liked it so much I immediately put it on the "rainy day" list.

Maybe I should move to the town in India where two weather patterns come together and form a kind of "perfect monsoon." It's mentioned in that book, Chasing the Monsoon -- which has also been put away for a rainy day.

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