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EDGAR ALLAN POE

“Marking a book is literally an experience of your differences or agreements with the author. It is the highest respect you can pay him.”

EDGAR ALLAN POE

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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

We’ve all heard or said that “reading is hard work”. Well, we don’t know the half of it.

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