I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that's me. - Maya Angelou

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

When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example. - Roxane Gay

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. - Tallulah Bankhead

What would happen if we spoke the truth? - Alison Bechdel

Why write stories? To join the conversation. - Dorothy Allison

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

There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can't. - Gail Carson Levine

Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving. - Madeleine L'Engle

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. - Ursula K. Le Guin

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable. - Mary Oliver

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. - Toni Morrison

Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book. - Madonna

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing. - Arundhati Roy

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. - Malala Yousafzai

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. - Ursula K. Le Guin

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. - Virginia Woolf

No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material. - Sarah J. Maas

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.