One of the best parts of diving into a good piece of fiction is when you discover a character that truly inspires you and reminds you of the incredible things that humans are capable of.
“Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” — Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye
If I’ve learned anything from this story and from YA in general, it’s that sympathy is a very easy thing to feel when you have someone’s best interest at heart.
“And my hair – only my hair, nothing else – looked drunk.”
Gerald’s Game by Stephen King. If you haven’t already watched the film adaptation on Netflix, then hold off until you have read the book. You will not regret doing so. This stands out as one of the biggest mind fucks of all time.
Reading is a form of training for living.
Science fiction has been a source of imagination and possibilities since its beginnings. It’s true that reading makes us more empathetic, and if you want more than just a beach read, turning to science fiction is a great alternative.
This earth, and the mystical rules that govern it, do not care about how much you love someone, how much they love you, how long you’ve been together, and how much more time you’re meant to have. In one instant, everything that has ever mattered to you can disappear. In one instant, you can disappear.
Maya Angelou rented hotel rooms to write (even though she owned a house) and drank a cup of sherry (even at 6:15 in the morning).
He was a Christian, a good old gasoline boy. He jostled over to me, swaggering and telling of what layer of Hell I could end up in.