Carl

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Carl.

http://www.goodreads.com/redwinecarl

Add as a Friend Follow Reviews   Send Message | Compare Books


The Simple Heart ...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Carl's Recent Updates

Carl and 90 other people liked David's review of Giovanni's Room:
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
"God, Giovanni's Room is heart-breaking. I've been avoiding reviewing it, a bit, because it boils so much to the surface. No summary or review could do this book total justice. What Baldwin achieves is a desperate account of two gay-or-bisexual men..." Read more of this review »
Carl and 145 other people liked Jeffrey Keeten's review of Giovanni’s Room:
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
"”He grasped me by the collar, wrestling and caressing at once, fluid and iron at once: saliva spraying from his lips and his eyes full of tears, but with the bones of his face showing and the muscles leaping in his arms and neck. ‘You want to leav..." Read more of this review »
Carl rated a book really liked it
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
" I read this when it was fairly new and I remember being fascinated by the science, the effects on and struggles of the family, etc. I know I loved it ...more "
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
"It took me a while to actually read this book. I added it in 2012 but did not feel compelled to purchase it until I found it on a sale table for $2. (That always helps a book call my name!) Once I started it, I could hardly bear to put it down. Sk..." Read more of this review »
Carl is currently reading
The Simple Heart Cure by Chauncey Crandall
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
"This book was fascinating to me. I knew nothing of rowing before I read this book and I finished reading it with a desire to learn to to row! I loved the history and the people. "
Carl wants to read
Little Victories by Jason Gay
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Rate this book
Clear rating
Carl wants to read
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Carl's books…
Marcel Proust
“In the sort of screen dappled with different states of mind which my consciousness would simultaneously unfold while I read, and which ranged from the aspirations hidden deepest within me to the completely exterior vision of the horizon which I had, at the bottom of the garden, before my eyes, what was first in me, innermost, the constantly moving handle that controlled the rest, was my belief in the philosophical richness and beauty of the book I was reading, and my desire to appropriate them for myself, whatever that book might be.”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Irving Stone
“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.”
Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defense

E.B. White
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
E.B. White

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
“To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much, impossible.”
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Aphorisms

George Bernard Shaw
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

Ben Loory
2,196 books | 1,121 friends

Jan
Jan
1,335 books | 86 friends

Judith
943 books | 40 friends

Mark
259 books | 16 friends

Dave Na...
66 books | 37 friends

Bill Gi...
44 books | 30 friends

Jennife...
74 books | 444 friends

Nate
332 books | 21 friends

More friends…
The Help by Kathryn StockettGenerosity by Richard Powers
Best Books of 2009
1,511 books — 6,809 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeLord of the Flies by William GoldingThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
I Should Probably Read This Sometime...
2,024 books — 3,578 voters

More…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
2 (0.0%)

correct:
2 (100.0%)

skipped:
0 (0.0%)

1444792 out of 4037924

streak:
2

best streak:
2

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by Carl

Lists liked by Carl