3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (Day 2)

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My bibliophile friend, Kayla, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Daily Geekette, has challenged me to the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge. Thank you, Kayla!

The rules of the challenge are as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (one quote per day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day!

Nominating:

Librarian ShipwreckLibrarianstale (Librarian’s Tale), and the amazing author and crazy YA reader (seriously, read anything she recommends!) Valerie Cole.

My quote for today is:

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore it knows it’s not fooling a soul.”

from American Gods by Neil Gaiman

There are so many good quotes from this book. I love American Gods, even if it took me forever to catch on that Low-Key Lyesmith was Loki Liesmith (spoiler! but the book is 14 years old). I think the quote above is beautiful, especially coming from an author like Gaiman. He loves books and promotes libraries. In this age of losing bookstores and print media, that quote resonates. Towns with bookstores, and I’d dare to say independent bookstores, have more feeling to them. (Quick plug for Red Brick Books in Springfield, MA). I wouldn’t want to live in a town without a bookstore or a really good library.

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