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Favorite Quotes From Books
Readers Write

Favorite Quotes From Books

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

Writers work so hard to find just the right words. Often, those words spill off the page into readers’ hands and, sometimes, into our hearts. They capture our feelings, stir our desires, push us in new directions, give us reason to pause and consider, and inspire us to keep going.

When we find words that stick, we pull them out of a great story and take them with us on our own journey. We pin quotes to inspiration boards. Or tuck scribbled pieces of paper into a planner or journal. We reread those words when we need to hear the beauty of language or see a reminder of perspective. Some words become a part of who we are or who we want to become.

Do you have a favorite line or passage from a book that has struck a chord with your heart? What language, dialogue, or perspective has inspired you? We asked our readers to share favorite book quotes for this month’s Readers Write.

Community Connection

Present Meets Past at Historic Timrod Library

by Terri Barnes

The Timrod Library has been a gathering place for residents of Summerville, South Carolina, for more than a century. Today’s Summervillians are drawn to the library by book discussions, story time, and appearances by local and regional authors, as well as by the old fashioned library experience of card catalogs and rubber stamps. Books are checked out the old fashioned way here, but wi-fi is available too, one of the many ways old meets new at this historic library. […]

Collaboration: Key for Musician Authors
Shared Experience

Collaboration: Key for Musician Authors

by Meagan Frank

Grammy-winning children’s Americana folk artists The Okee Dokee Brothers, award-winning solo indie pop/rock artist Korby Lenker, and legendary country music singer and songwriter Whisperin’ Bill Anderson are all music makers who have made careers of songwriting. Compelled by storytelling, these artists have most comfortably navigated the world of notes and audiences, and each has recently found ways to tell stories on the pages of books as well. Their journeys can teach every storyteller a thing or two about the power of collaboration. […]