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  • Sam shared from Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
    The 2 prime movers in the Universe are Time and Luck.
    Note: Hard to argue with that.
  • Sam shared from Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
    In more optimistic times, when it was not widely understood that human beings were killing the planet with the by-products of their own ingenuity
    Note: Revisiting Kurt Vonnegut, jeez this line is before page 10.
  • Sam shared from Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian by E L James
    I have three cars. They go fast across the floor. So fast. One is red. One is green. One is yellow. I like the green one. It’s the best. Mommy likes them, too.
    Note: Yep, reading #Grey. Opening few lines.
  • Sam shared from We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
    My uncle Bob sees the whole world in a fun-house mirror, TRUST NO ONE lipsticked luridly across its bowed face.
    Note: Great line >
  • Sam shared from All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
    I walk down the corridor of my brain and don’t even look at the doors either side.
    Note: Great line.
  • Sam shared from Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
    The trouble with stories is, they are addictive.
    Note: Finished Apple Tree Yard. Great read.
  • Sam shared from The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    Whenever she smiled at me Heaven blew in.
    Note: Lovely line from The Goldfinch. Yes, I am still reading it. #fridayreads
  • Sam shared from Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4) by Dan Brown
    “Robert, we’re in book publishing. We don’t have access to private jets.”
    Note: Made me smile, from Inferno
  • Sam shared from Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson
    In fact Jobs had his sights set on textbooks as the next business he wanted to transform. He believed it was an $8 billion a year industry ripe for digital destruction. He was also struck by the fact that many schools, for security reasons, don’t have lockers, so kids have to lug a heavy backpack around. “The iPad would solve that,” he said. His idea was to hire great textbook writers to create digital versions, and make them a feature of the iPad. In addition, he held meetings with the major publishers, such as Pearson Education, about partnering with Apple. “The process by which states...
    Note: Testing what happens when you share chapter from Kindle ebook. Jobs/textbook chapter
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