A Quote to Add to Your Collections

Cindy and Lynn: We love to collect library quotes and were delighted when we found this one by this year’s YALSA  Margaret A. Edwards’ winner, Sir Terry Pratchett:

The library didn’t only contain magical books, the ones which are chained to the shelves and are very dangerous. It also contained perfectly ordinary books, printed on commonplace paper in mundane ink. It would be a mistake to think that they weren’t also dangerous just because reading them didn’t make fireworks go off in the sky. Reading them sometimes did the more dangerous trick of making fireworks go off in the privacy of the reader’s brain.

–Terry Pratchett. Soul Music.

We’ve added it to our “Quotes about Books” page linked on the left. As the new school year gets going we hope your brain is filled with book-generated fireworks!

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About the Author:

Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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