“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
– Ray Bradbury Continue reading “My Top Ten Books of All Time /My Last Blog Post”
“Now and then, with great rarity, there came a blending of steel and wood and brass and a man’s knowledge into one rifle, when it all came together just … exactly … right and a weapon of such beauty and accuracy was born that it might be actually worshiped.” (page 4-5) Continue reading “The Rifle – Gary Paulsen”
“The first annoying thing is when I ask Dad what he thinks happened to Mom, he always says, “What’s most important is for you to understand it’s not your fault.” You’ll notice that wasn’t even the question. When I press him, he says the second annoying thing, “The truth is complicated. There’s no way one person can ever know everything about another person.”
Mom disappears into thin air two days before Christmas without telling me? Of course it’s complicated. Just because it’s complicated, just because you think you can’t know everything about another person, it doesn’t mean you can’t try.
It doesn’t mean I can’t try.” (page 6) Continue reading “Where’d you go Bernadette – Maria Semple”
“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”
*** I just want to quickly mention that a few months back, I had planned to quit my blog as soon as I had uploaded all of my previously written posts. Since then, I have come to the conclusion that my blog was not the underlying factor in my stress and so I have decided to keep up my blog for now.
That’s all I got, okay?
“Okay,” he said after forever. “Maybe okay will be our always.” (page 73) Continue reading “(All of) The Fault in Our Stars – John Green”