TGIFF (Thank God It's Friday Fiction): Literary Quotes About the Weekend

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Glory be to the weekend! The 48-hour (well, 55-hour, if you count from 5 p.m. Friday on) respite from the trials and trousers of the work week. Remember the onslaught of work on Monday and the carry-over on Tuesday? No one does! It’s history! Right now the only concerns that matter are which cocktails you will brew this evening and whether or not you’ll be invited to the dinner party in your new favorite Jane Austen video game. You can make a list of all the things you want to do and try this month (planners always win...) or maybe you will spend your Saturday replacing all your possibly contaminated spices.

Whether or not your weekend promises a series of parties or crossword puzzles, let’s heed the advice of Shel Silverstein, Miranda July, and more authors and relish the splendor of these 55 (yes, every hour counts) hours of bliss. Here are some of our favorite fiction authors' words about the magnificence of the weekend.

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