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"Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul." Joyce Carol Oates #joycecaroloates #reading #books

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from BuzzFeed

16 Famous Writers And Their Cats

<strong>What do Charles Bukowski, Joyce Carol Oates, and Edgar Allan Poe have in common?</strong> They love cats. Writers and cats go together like salt and pepper, and here are 16 of our favorite pairs.

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29 New Books You'll Want to Read This Fall

29 New Books You'll Want to Read This Fall: Now that the hot Summer months are coming to an end, it's time to start planning your Fall reading list!

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The challenge is to resist circumstances. Any idio can be happy in a happy place. But moral courage is required to be happy in a hellhole - Joyce Carol Oates

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from Big Think

Joyce Carol Oates on the Intimate Joy of Reading

"The written word, obviously, is very inward, and when we're reading, we're thinking. It's a sort of spiritual, meditative activity. When we're looking at visual objects, I think our eyes are obviously directed outward, so there's not as much reflective time. And it's the reflectiveness and the spiritual inwardness about reading that appeals to me." Joyce Carol Oates on the Intimate Joy of Reading

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