May 23, 2013
“Everybody reacts different to something like this – some people cry buckets, other folks store it up inside. When someone you love dies, you get a big bowl of sadness put down in front of you, steaming hot. You can start eating now, or you can let it cool and eat it bit by bit [...]
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can’t tell people about, books so special [...]
“…I never saw Tim an old man or even a young one, so he just stays a boy in my mind…Memory is eccentric, how it stalls when it wants to.” ~Thursday’s Child by Sonya Hartnett.
When Jamie saw him throw the baby, saw Van throw the little baby, saw Van throw his little sister Nin, when Jamie saw Van throw his baby sister Nin, then they moved. ~ from What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman
“The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say. About anything.” ~from The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness