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 have been great societies that didn't use the wheel, but there've been no societies that did not tell stories. - Ursula K. Le Guin

The great thing about fantasy is that you can drag dreams and longings and hopes and fears and strivings out of your subconscious and call them 'magic' or 'dragons' or 'faeries' and get to know them better. But then I write the stuff. Obviously I'm prejudiced. - Robin McKinley

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

I am not here for women only, but also for women. - Angela Merkel

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear. - Judy Blume

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

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip. - Diane Duane

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. - Zora Neale Hurston

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. - Anna Quindlen

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books and that’s kind of the same thing. – Anonymous

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

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

Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing. - Gertrude Stein

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. - Oprah Winfrey

Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing. - Gertrude Stein

Why are we reading, if not in hope of beauty laid bare, life heightened and its deepest mystery probed? – Annie Dillard

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

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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.