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A Special Silence

December 10, 2011

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“I can always tell when you’re reading somewhere in the house,’ my mother used to say. ‘There’s a special silence, a reading silence.”

― Francis Spufford, The Child That Books Built

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  1. December 10, 2011 4:51 pm

    awww, lovely.

  2. December 10, 2011 5:18 pm

    And it’s a silence that stands out all the more when the turning of a page slices through it :) I love the crisp sound of a page turning in the silence.

  3. December 10, 2011 6:48 pm

    I love this quote!

  4. December 10, 2011 9:04 pm

    Beautiful quote.Happy holidays!!

  5. December 11, 2011 8:40 pm


  6. December 16, 2011 10:10 pm

    Beautiful quote.

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