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The Open Book Café - Introduction

The Open Book Café - By Susan Leitch.

Welcome to The Open Book Café: a weekly gathering of book lovers, from around the world. Share your thoughts on moving passages, and characters in play. What better way than to spend a small sweet slice of a somber Sunday?

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Each passage and every quote, are carefully curated and stand on their own - no matter who wrote them, or to whom they were wrote.

It is my sincere hope that you enjoy your visit to The Open Book Café. Feel free to interact and share this and all future posts.

A Love of Magazines & Books You can still love technology while holding onto the timeless portal that allows you to swim well out into the coded waves and plunge deep under the surface of the written word. I have found the best atmosphere to read, dream and create, to be a comfy space, an unlimited imagination, and a physical book.

'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

'I spent my life folded between the pages of books. In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.' ― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

What Kinds of Books and Magazines?

You can find and share high quality writing in passages and quotes, in fact, fiction, or both! In travel, cars, the outdoors, hobbies, poem and prose—almost anything, even exceptional books that you want to recommend to parents for their children.

Books of graceful wings that glide in flight.

Books that reach bold, courageous heights.

'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.' ― Dr Seuss

Community Guidelines

While this blog is written for the reading and interaction between adults (18 and up), it will not include any passages, quotes or images that are considered NSFW (not safe for work). And if you know that you have a quote from a NSFW book, then I would appreciate it if you would be so kind as to mention this.

This is an online community where everyone should feel safe in what they read and while interacting with other members. The language should be clean (no swearing...), with no hate promotion toward anyone (racism, genderism, etc.).

All you need is a love for reading, and a great library. And if you don't have one of your own, a membership is the key to your local library.

'Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark… In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.' ― Germaine Greer

But whether you be a gentle, or an intrepid reader—please beware:

'People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.' ― Saul Bellow

'Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.' ― Sidney Sheldon

Keep your eyes open and you might be lucky enough to see a locally posted free little library! :)

Thanks for stopping by The Open Book Café.

Next Blog: Sunny Reading Spaces.

See you next Sunday!

'Read. Dream. Create!' — Hannah Ellie

About the author

Susan Leitch is a multimedia artist and curator of art. One of her writer pseudonyms is Hannah Ellie.

Her creations can be found at

The Open Book Café merch: stay tuned,... New creations will be posted on my RedBubble account:

Her ongoing projects and various creations can be found at

© Copyright 2019, Susan Leitch. All rights reserved.

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