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“The hour before sleep is the best time for the rereading of old favorites. You know precisely where you are and what to expect, yet you may have the pleasure of coming upon a particularly good passage the full flavor of which had previously escaped you. There can be a tinge of excitement in that, but not so strong as to set your mind racing.” J. Donald Adams

“Usually I read several books at a time—old books, new books, fiction, nonfiction, verse, anything—and when the bedside heap of a dozen volumes or so has dwindled to two or three, which generally happens by the end of one week, I accumulate another pile.” Vladimir Nabokov

“I had just taken to reading. I had just discovered the art of leaving my body to sit impassive in a crumpled up attitude in a chair or sofa, while I wandered over the hills and far away in novel company and new scenes… My world began to expand very rapidly…the reading habit had got me securely.” H.G. Wells

“We’d go for walks and picnics, taking books in baskets, and sit under trees and read. I now live once more in the same part of the country which isn’t much changed since I was a child; I can still find the spot where David Copperfield first met Mr. Murdstone and the tree where the Knight of the Leopard had his picnic with Saladin.” Joan Aiken