There are many reasons I enjoy my job at Island Books. The financial advantages (staff discount and free advance copies), social perks (my colleagues are even more amusing behind the scenes), and bragging rights (I do indeed work for that magical bookstore) are just a few of the more obvious incentives.
But sometimes, it’s the small things I particularly relish. There’s one ritual that has become both increasingly challenging and a source of immense pleasure. Those of you who read our eNewsletter may have noticed we always have a quote about books or reading as the header. (If you aren’t receiving our monthly eNewsletter by email, you can sign up here.) We’ve been sending them since the end of 2011, so this has been going on for quite some time. While occasionally I wonder if we’ve used up all the good quotes to be had, each month a new gem presents itself. Fortunately authors, celebrities, publishers, and other great minds talk about reading and books everywhere, all the time.
Before I spend some time browsing for a good zinger to use in the February eNewsletter, I thought it might be fun to assemble a quote pile of what we’ve used in the past. It’ll keep me from repeating myself, and hopefully inspire us all to pick up a good book and start the new year off right. And if you have a favorite quote to add, don’t hesitate to share it. We might just put it in the eNewsletter....continued
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