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In A Pinch 2014

Welcome to In A Pinch 2014!  Here you can find everything we blogged about in 2014.  Whether you’re looking for reading challenges, Treat Yo Self Thursdays, Top Ten Tuesdays, or quotes you’ll find it all here.

Blogging In A Pinch 2014

Top Ten Tuesday In A Pinch 2014

Quotes In A Pinch 2014

  • February 27 – March 6:  “There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough.”  – Irwin Shaw
  • March 6 – March 13:  “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”  – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • March 13 – March 20:  “The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense.”  – J.A. Langford
  • March 20 – March March 27:  “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
  • March 27 – April 3:  “My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability–take for instance, my fondness for reading books at thedinner table.”  – Brandon Sanderson
  • April 3 – April 10:  “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”  – Mark Twain
  • April 10 – April 17:  “A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader
  • April 17 – April 24:  “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
    ― Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx
  • April 24 – May 1:  “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”  ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
  • May 1 – May 8:  “She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.” Annie Dillard
  • May 8 – May 15:  “Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”  – P.J. O’Rourke
  • May 15 – May 22:  “The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.”  ― W.H. Auden
  • June 5 – June 12:  “This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.” ― William Goldman
  • June 19 – June 26:  “Reading is reading – no matter what the material.” ― Giovanna Fletcher, Billy and Me
  • June 26 – July 3:  “Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.” ― Marcel Proust
  • July 3 – July 10:  “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” -Toni Morrison
  • July 10 – July 17:  “One reads books in order to gain the privilege of living more than one life. People who don’t read are trapped in a mine shaft, even if they think the sun is shining.” ― Garrison Keillor
  • July 17 – July 24:  “I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough…the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”
    ― John Adams
  • July 24 – July 31:  “The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  • July 31 – August 7:  “We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind.” ― Anna Quindlen
  • August 21 – August 28:  “Reading is an intelligent way of not having to think.”  –Walter Moers
  • August 28 – September 4:  “Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.”  ― Thomas à Kempis
  • September 4 – September 11:  “While we read a novel, we are insane—bonkers. We believe in the existence of people who aren’t there, we hear their voices… Sanity returns (in most cases) when the book is closed.”  ― Ursula K. Le Guin
  • September 11 – September 18:  “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”  ― Frederick Douglass
  • September 18 – September 25:  “If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, one’s chances of survival increase with each book one reads.”  Sherman Alexie
  • September 25 – October 2:  “Just handle the books gently and you’ll get along fine.”  Patrick Rothfuss
  • October 2 – October 9:  “I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ lives were so much more interesting than the lonely heartbeat of my own.”  Ruta Sepetys
  • October 9 – October 16:  “There’s a hunger for stories in all of us, adults too. We need stories so much that we’re even willing to read bad books to get them, if the good bookswon’t supply them.”  Philip Pullman
  • October 16 – October 23:  “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”  ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • October 23 – October 30:  “My life – my personality, my habits, even my speech – is a combination of the books I choose to read, the people I choose to listen to, and the thoughts I choose to tolerate in my mind.”  Andy Andrews
  • October 30 – November 6:  “We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”  Stephen King
  • November 6 – November 13:  “Just because it’s fiction doesn’t mean it’s any less true.”  Jodi Picoult
  • November 13 – November 20:  “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”  ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • November 20 – December 4:  “Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”  Ruth Rendell
  • December 4 – December 11:  “I love reading another reader’s list of favorites. Even when I find I do not share their tastes or predilections, I am provoked to compare, contrast, and contradict. It is a most healthy exercise, and one altogether fruitful.”  ― T.S. Eliot
  • December 11 – December 18:  “It all happened so fast. Important things always seem to, don’t they?”  ― Danielle Paige, No Place Like Oz
  • December 18 – December 25:  “People who say they don’t have time to read simply don’t want to.”  Julie Rugg
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