everything is illuminated. david & goliath. one day. one flew over the cuckoo's nest. the curious incident of the dog in the night-time..
this morning i noticed how colorful my stacks of books are. these are some of the orange-themed paperbacks, including some of my all-time favorites that i feel so blessed to have read. words can teach us unimaginable things, don't you think? some widen our horizons, some narrowed it down to a single point of wonder. i'll forever be a book keeper.
if you haven't picked these up, i hope you will! here's noting some of my favorite words - i'd rather not review because how we read & interpret always differ, but i'll say this - it's a whole new world to jump into with each book, and that's what it's all about. getting immersed. i'm into books that spark extreme curiosity, the ones i can't put down chapter-to-chapter until it's supposedly over.
02 ― david & goliath: underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants, malcolm gladwell
“It was not the privileged and the fortunate who took in the Jews in France. It was the marginal and damaged, which should remind us that there are real limits to what evil and misfortune can accomplish.
You see the giant and the shepherd in the Valley of Elah and your eye is drawn to the man with sword and shield and the glittering armor. But so much of what is beautiful and valuable in the world comes from the shepherd, who has more strength and purpose than we ever imagine.”
01 ― everything is illuminated, jonathan safran foer
“When I was a girl, my life was music that was always getting louder.
Everything moved me. A dog following a stranger. That made me feel so much. A calendar that showed the wrong month. I could have cried over it. I did. Where the smoke from a chimney ended. How an overturned bottle rested at the edge of a table.
I spent my life learning to feel less.
Every day I felt less.
Is that growing old? Or is it something worse?
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
04 ― one flew over the cuckoo's nest, ken kesey
“Never before did I realize that mental illness could have the aspect of power, power. Think of it: perhaps the more insane a man is, the more powerful he could become. Hitler an example. Fair makes the old brain reel, doesn't it?”
03 ― one day, david nicholls
“Was it the happiest day of our lives? Probably not, if only because the truly happy days tend not to involve so much organisation, are rarely so public or so expensive. The happy ones sneak up, unexpected.” and “No matter how predictable, banal and listless the rest of my life might be, you can guarantee that there'll always be something interesting going on with my skin.” :)
05 ― the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, Mark Haddon
“But in life you have to take lots of decisions and if you don't take decisions you would never do anything because you would spend all your time choosing between things you could do. So it is good to have a reason why you hate some things and you like others.”
have you read any of these books? is it one of your favorite?
have a great weekend!