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I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium.Lynn Abbey

Editors of open anthologies actively seek submissions from all comers, established and unknown. They are willing to read whatever the tide washes up at their feet.Lynn Abbey

If I had one piece of advice for people - if they are cooking from the Alinea cookbook, the Betty Crocker cookbook or the back of the box - read through the entire recipe first before reaching for any ingredients, and then read again and execute the directions.Grant Achatz

I understand that when people read my books that there's something there - but I don't identify with it.Kathy Acker

I never read in bed, only in my study.Peter Ackroyd

I've always been curious about how much of our cultural baggage we bring to what and how we read. I suspect we bring a lot, although we like to think we don't.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Like most of my friends in school, I was a member of multiple circulating libraries; and all of us, to begin with, borrowed and read the same things.Aravind Adiga

We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.Peter Agre

People who don't normally read make an exception for my books, possibly because they're short.Mitch Albom

If you talk to most people under 30, they don't read a newspaper.Douglas Alexander

I actually read 'Wonder Woman,' and here's the thing about her: she's more of a physical presence than anything else. You don't get to really know her on the inside.Jaimie Alexander

I'm probably one of the worst actors as far as preparation goes, because I actually don't prepare. I find it easier to read the script and whatever hits me in my stomach, like deep down, I just go with it. And the director kind of molds me whether to go right or left with it.Jaimie Alexander

When you read a script, you get a feeling from it.Sasha Alexander

When you read a piece of writing that you admire, send a note of thanks to the author.Sherman Alexie

I would rather exercise than read a newspaper.Kim Alexis

I daily disconnect and read a good book or listen to a good sermon or call a friend or my mom and talk on the phone with my feet up. I also take baths with bath salts that I make myself.Kim Alexis

Character is always my driving force. And to tell a good story and to provide an entertaining read.Monica Ali

Once I start reading something, I can't stop. I obsessively read, which is a problem with long books!Keegan Allen

When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels.Dorothy Allison

When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels. My sister became unmarried and pregnant during high school, and she kept saying, 'This wasn't supposed to happen! Why is this happening to me?' Someone should have given her another book to read.Dorothy Allison