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    Posted on Oct 28, 2015

    This Book Of Illustrated Quotes From Authors Will Inspire You

    "Sometimes you just have to commit yourself to absurdity."

    Last year, illustrator Kate Gavino started a Tumblr where she shared drawings and quotes from famous authors she saw speak in New York City.

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    And now all of her drawings have been compiled and published into a new book: Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors.

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    The book includes pearls of wisdom from writers like Zadie Smith.

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    Elizabeth Gilbert also makes an appearance, talking about the concept of time.

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    Not to mention, even Junot Díaz is in the book talking about community and courage.

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    "I've been to over 400 readings in the past two years, but I have yet to get sick of them because each bookstore is so welcoming for a book nerd like me," Gavino told BuzzFeed.

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    "I want my portraits to share my experience of seeing these authors and what I took away from the reading.

    Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors is on sale now.

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