Quote for the Day: August 1st, 2022

An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones

But home isn’t where you land; home is where you launch. You can’t pick your home any more than you can choose your family. In poker, you get five cards. Three of them you can swap out, but two are yours to keep: family and native land.

Tayari Jones, An American Marriage: A Novel

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Quote for the Day: July 31st, 2022

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Quote for the Day: July 30th, 2022

Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice

Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.

Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)

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Quote for the Day: July 29th, 2022

American actress Cicely Tyson

I have learned not to allow rejection to move me.

Cicely Tyson

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Quote for the Day: July 28th, 2022

How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.

Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

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All Aboard the ARC: Little Astronaut: Poems by J. Hope Stein

***Note: I received a free digital review copy of this book from NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing in exchange for an honest review. I have not received compensation for the inclusion of any links for purchase found in this review or on any other page of The Voracious Bibliophile which mentions Little Astronaut: Poems, its author, or its publisher.***

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Review

A lot of small joys are captured herein: running barefoot on the beach; discovering language for the first time; and all the other triumphs of new life, of becoming a person. The bond between a mother and her child is perhaps the most holy covenant we as humans partake in, and J. Hope Stein restores the hallowed realms of motherhood to their much-deserved apotheosis. In this collection, Stein has given words to what can only be described as a miracle, and we as readers are more the blessed for her contributions. I don’t think I could recommend this collection highly enough, and I’m looking forward to putting it in the hands of my customers.

The bond between a mother and her child is perhaps the most holy covenant we as humans partake in, and J. Hope Stein restores the hallowed realms of motherhood to their much-deserved apotheosis.

Little Astronaut: Poems by J. Hope Stein

Little Astronaut: Poems is due to be released on September 20th, 2022 by Andrews McMeel Publishing and is available to preorder wherever books are sold.

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Quote for the Day: July 27th, 2022

Street Haunting and Other Essays by Virginia Woolf and Stuart N. Clarke (Editor)

Books are everywhere; and always the same sense of adventure fills us. Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.

Virginia Woolf and Stuart N. Clarke (Editor), Street Haunting and Other Essays

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Quote for the Day: July 26th, 2022

I Love You but I’ve Chosen Darkness: A Novel by Claire Vaye Watkins

Like I said, I’ve tried to tell it a bunch of times. Each try takes me further from whatever it is I’m after. I finish on an alien shore with a raft of needs, reminded once again that books heal people all the time, just not usually the people who write them.

Claire Vaye Watkins, I Love You but I’ve Chosen Darkness: A Novel

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Quote for the Day: July 25th, 2022

The God of Small Things: A Novel by Arundhati Roy

…the secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In the way that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won’t. In the Great Stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love, who doesn’t. And yet you want to know again. That is their mystery and their magic.

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things: A Novel

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Quote for the Day: July 24th, 2022

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel by Ocean Vuong

They say nothing lasts forever but they’re just scared it will last longer than they can love it.

Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel

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