When Santa Fell to Earth – Cornelia Funke

“Have you noticed something?” Niklas asked.
“It’s bigger on the inside than … than on the … outside,” the boy stuttered.
Niklas smiled, “Exactly. All real Santa caravans are like this.”
“Santa?” The boy looked at him incredulously. “Santa caravan?”
“Yes. … I am Santa Claus. Yes, I know … I don’t really look like one. I’m still quite young for a Santa, but …” He pulled a white woolen beard from a drawer underneath the table, hooked it behand his ears, and slipped into his threadbare red coat….
“Does this look more like it?” 
Ben nodded.” (Page 25-26) Continue reading “When Santa Fell to Earth – Cornelia Funke”

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold – John le Carré

We have to live without sympathy, don’t we? That’s impossible, of course. We act it to one another, all this hardness; but we aren’t like that really. I mean … one can’t be out in the cold all the time; one has to come in from the cold.” (page 15) Continue reading “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold – John le Carré”

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

Televised Murders, Oompa-Loompas , and Other Reasons I Hate Library Genre Stickers. Continue reading “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson”

Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

ANOTHER THING ABOUT THE RULES
They weren’t meant to be broken.
They were meant for the broken
to follow.” (page 35) Continue reading “Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds”

The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition)

*NOTE: This is the Definitive Edition of Anne Frank’s diary. I have never read the common version which was originally published and heavily edited by Otto Frank. The older version cut out Anne’s hatred for her mother, negative comments about other Annex members, and Anne’s sexual thoughts/musings (which are almost pornographic) as she experienced puberty. The definitive version was first published in 1987 and has been banned from many schools.*

Paper has more patience than people.” (page 6) Continue reading “The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition)”