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Happy reading and writing… ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author https://www.4writersandreaders.com

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“Read a lot. Reading really helps. Read anything you can get your hands on.”                                    J. K. Rowling

“I always advise children who ask me for tips on being a writer to read as much as they possibly can. Jane Austen gave a young friend the same advice, so I’m in good company there.”                                         J. K. Rowling



“Believe in yourself. Keep writing.”  Neil Gaiman

“Fiction can show you a different world. It can take you somewhere you’ve never been. Once you’ve visited other worlds, like those who ate fairy fruit, you can never be entirely content with the world that you grew up in. Discontent is a good thing: discontented people can modify and improve their worlds, leave them better, leave them different.”                                              Neil Gaiman



“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”            Ray Bradbury

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  1. WOW Strong words
    I’ve always believed this but when you see quotes like this, it makes you think
    Lovely post

    Stay well and laugh when you can

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  2. Thnx a lovely post

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  3. BillboardVagabond said:

    Great quotes on a pertinent topic of reading. Thanks and much appreciated for sharing

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  4. Charles always comes up with the greatest quotes. Thanks for sharing them, Bette.

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  5. Lovely quotes, Bette. Isn’t it true–no need to burn books, just persuade people to stop reading. Impossible? Maybe not.

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  6. Profound and inspiring quotes, Bette. Thanks for your awesome share.

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  7. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and thoughts of others!!… in today’s world I have my trusty Kindle PaperWhite (also have a Kindle Fire HD 10″, it is in color and has speakers) for my reading, and I do read every evening when opportunity permits…

    Hope all is well in your part of the universe and all your tomorrows are filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!!.. 🙂

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    • Hi, Larry! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. Grateful for the beauty that surrounds us and for all the fine people who enter into our worlds be it virtual or real. Blessings and love to you and yours… xo


  8. Wonderful quotes! Great share, Bette.

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  9. Bette, thank you so much!

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  10. These are all great quotes, Bette. Thanks for sharing, Happy reading, and Enjoy your weekend. 🥰

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  11. That last one really got to me, Bette. Ray Bradbury had such a powerful message. Sci Fi is not my preferred genre by any means, but I’ve read pretty much all his books and cane away from each one inspired. Thanks for the reminder.

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  12. Great share, Bette. Charles finds some great quotes. 🙂

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  13. I love these quotes! Thank you for sharing, Bette. ❤️

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  14. I love all of these quotes, Bette! I agree with JK Rowling! Read any and everything you can get your hands on!! Thank you for sharing.

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  15. A wonderful share Bette! May I add my own?

    “The best moments of our life are created by reading; the best flights of imagination are crafted by the words of a writer who can create a scenario, which transports us into the realms of our choice and stay there frozen in time.” – Balroop Singh

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  16. Great quotes! Thanks for sharing, Bette.

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  17. Thanks for sharing those inspiring quotes, Bette 🙂

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  18. Thank you for sharing this, Bette!

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  19. I think entering different worlds is a hugely important. Dickens transports me to the City in the mid 1800s and I’ve just read Cormac McCarthy and felt i learned so much about Mexico and Texas….thanks for sharing Bette

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    • I’ve been reading a lot of poetry lately and have shared Mary O’Neill’s “Hailstones and Halibut Bones” with my six-year-old great granddaughter (via FaceTime) who lives in New Mexico. We’ve make wonderful connections as I call each week we read together now since I’ve sent her a copy of the book–which is not her favorite. Currently reading Jennifer Eagan’s “Manhattan Beach,” and highly recommend two recent reads–“The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert and “Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk” by Kathleen Rooney. Reading rocks! Thanks so much for stopping by to share, Rich. 🙂

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