It’s OK not to be a genius, whatever that is, if there even is such a thing…the creative life may or may not be the apex of human civilization, but either way it’s not what I thought it was. It doesn’t make you special and sparkly. You don’t have to walk alone. You can work in an office — I’ve worked in offices for the past 15 years and written five novels while doing it. The creative life is forgiving: You can betray it all you want, again and again, and no matter how many times you do, it will always take you back.

Lev Grossman, "How Not to Write a Novel"

Really the only book I legit read on vacation was The Magician’s Land. It was the best of the three (all of which I love), but take that with a grain of salt because I always think whatever Magicians novel I last read is the best one. Which probably means they’re all equally as brilliant in three very distinct ways. 

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