“They were free to concentrate on whichever of their personal problems they wished: the wrapped and shelved ones- the ones they always meant to take down and open one day- or the ones they caressed every hour.” Toni Morrison, Tar Baby
I knew it wasn’t too important, but it made me sad anyway.
“Let’s see, what else did I do? I ate, I slept, I went to the movies, I sent broken-spines books to the bindery- I did everything I’ve done before, but now each activity was surrounded by a fence, existed alone, and my life consisted of jumping from one fence to the next. There was no flow, for that had been Brenda.” Philip Roth
- books: buy us.
- me: yes master
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
You know that moment when you’re reading a book and you just have to stop and bite your lip and squeal or sigh or close your eyes and wrinkle your nose and forehead and press the book against your heart and just like sit there and try to soak up the gorgeous literature via osmosis?
That’s my favorite part of reading.
The Sun Also Rises
“Oh, Jake,” Brett said, “we could have had such a damned good time together.”
“Yes,” I said. “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
April 3rd 2013
i just finished reading The Sun Also Rises which I had to read for my literature class. I have to say that I ended up not enjoying it as much I thought I would. Usually I am addicted to reading and I fall in love with certain characters in the book but I just didn’t like any of the characters in this one. Lady Brett was so annoying and Jake didn’t seem to take care of his problems. They all just got on my nerves so it was hard for me to get through it. That’s all.