Interesting story, even more interestingly told, almost solely through written correspondences from different character's point of view. Surprising hoInteresting story, even more interestingly told, almost solely through written correspondences from different character's point of view. Surprising how many real-life details (like life in Seattle and petty bickering between moms) were woven into a fictional story. Somehow even the most unbelievable parts of the story felt believable. Especially how easy it is to go crazy when confronted by one too many setbacks on the way to achieving a dream. ...more
It's as though Rainbow Rowell is the only person who's ever been able to describe love.
All the joy and sadness, uncertainty, misunderstandings and misIt's as though Rainbow Rowell is the only person who's ever been able to describe love.
All the joy and sadness, uncertainty, misunderstandings and miscommunications. All the little moments, comments, and gestures that make you fall in love with someone over and over.
When you don't have love in your life you think you're okay without it but when you have it, you can never get enough of it. Your whole life is changed by a person. How you can't help but want them more than anything and how terrifying it is to rely on the love of someone else knowing it might not always be there.
"The world rebuilt itself into a better place around him."...more
I love this book for a million reasons, only one of them being she has my name. I will read it again and again.
"Words are very powerful. And they takeI love this book for a million reasons, only one of them being she has my name. I will read it again and again.
"Words are very powerful. And they take on more power the more that they're spoken."
"It's not wind at all. It's what we feel when time suddenly jolts forward."
"I don't want to kiss a stranger. I'm not interested in lips out of context."
"How DO you feel when I smile at you?" "Like an idiot. And like I never want it to stop."
"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow."
"I still can't believe you work at Starbucks." "What's wrong with Starbucks?" "It's a big, faceless corporation." "So far, they've let me keep my face."
"He already thought she was a weirdo, and this was just going to make her seem that much weirder. Did the bearded lady get excited when cute guys came to her freak show?"
"How do you not like the Internet? That's like saying "I don't like things that are convenient. And easy. I don't like having access to all of mankind's recorded discoveries at my fingertips. I don't like light. And knowledge."
"I don't like thinking about her, I don't want to see her. I don't want her in this house, thinking about how it used to be her house, about how we used to be hers, too....I don't want her brain touching us."
"But when he found that idea, it almost always got killed. Either the client rejected it, or his boss rejected it. Or changed it. And then it was like someone had tapped straight into her dad's heart and was draining the sap from his soul."
"She exhaled. Then inhaled. Her chest was so tight, it hurt both ways. Levi shouldn't get to make her feel this way--he shouldn't even have access to her chest."
"She hated the way he passed out smiles to everyone he met like it didn't cost him anything, like he'd never run out."
"That's great," Cath said, trying not to let her face show how much she wanted to kiss and kill him.
"It was just a kiss." "I don't just kiss people. Kisses aren't...JUST with me."
"Back on the horse, Cath." "What's the horse? Jogging? Working too much?" "LIVING. Life is the horse."
"Too much crying, she thought. Too many kinds. She was tired of being the one who cried."
"Cath couldn't control whether she saw Levi on campus. But she could worry about it, and as long as she was worrying about it, it probably wasn't going to happen. Like some sort of anxiety vaccine. Like watching a pot to make sure it never boiled."
"Are you giving me another chance?" "I don't know." "Do you want to?" "What do you mean?" "I mean...are you rooting for me? Are you hoping I pull this off?"
"Levi's smile broke free and devoured his whole face. It started to devour her face, too. Cath had to look away."
"What's the plan?" "My plan is to do things that make you want to hang out with me again tomorrow. What's your plan?" "I'm going to try not to make an ass of myself."
"You give away nice like it doesn't cost you anything." "It DOESN'T cost me anything. It's not like smiling at strangers exhausts my overall supply." "Well, it does mine." "I'm not you. Making people happy makes me feel good. If anything, it gives me more energy for the people I care about."
"You look so blindingly cute right now, I feel like I need to make a pinhole in a piece of paper just to look at you."
You look at him "like he was the brightest thing in the room, like he cast everything else into shadow." Cath was pretty sure that Levi actually WAS the brightest thing in the room, in any room. Bright and warm and crackling--he was a human campfire."
I never expect to READ a cookbook, I usually glance at the recipes and drool over the photography. This one hooked me, and I really enjoyed it. From aI never expect to READ a cookbook, I usually glance at the recipes and drool over the photography. This one hooked me, and I really enjoyed it. From a business owner's perspective, I found it very relatable. From a creative's perspective, I thought it was brilliant. So much food innovation, things I've never heard of doing and would never have dreamt would work. I don't see myself making any of the recipes, they're advanced and I'm not much of a dessert person, but if they made a cooking show out of this book, I'd definitely watch it....more