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"I've been reading this so voraciously for the past week, I forgot to update. It's a book I'm enjoying, and also want to turn to every person standing next to me on the subway or plane and start a conversation with regarding some of its scenes and thoughts." Oct 02, 2014 06:57AM

 
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"This is DENSE... I'm going to cut back on the journal-reading on my commutes since my wrists cannot take the weight! You think I'm kidding..." Mar 21, 2013 06:35AM

 

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I read one of Roxane Gay's essays online, then I started following her on Twitter, and when I learned I would be able to read more of her insights and thoughts in a collection of essays, I walked to the nearest bookseller and bought this. I was halfw...more
Jessica is on page 407 of 589 of Americanah: I've been reading this so voraciously for the past week, I forgot to update. It's a book I'm enjoying, and also want to turn to every person standing next to me on the subway or plane and start a conversation with regarding some of its scenes and thoughts.
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Shari is on page 248 of 503 of The Secret History: Before bed, I've been wanting to read rather than watch TV. This is a big deal during the school year. Highly engrossing so far.
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Jenny Hollowell
“Birdie is silent. She is tired of soon. Soon is round and smooth, without never’s honest jagged edges. Soon is like the End of the World, always approaching but never arriving. Soon is the excuse people use when nothing ever happens on time.”
Jenny Hollowell, Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe

Gustave Flaubert
“Before her marriage she had thought that she had love within her grasp; but since the happiness which she had expected this love to bring her hadn’t come, she supposed she must have been mistaken. And Emma tried to imagine just what was meant, in life, by the words “bliss,” “passion,” and “rapture” - words that had seemed so beautiful to her in books.”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.”
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Joan Didion
“He ran his fingers over the moist ends of her hair and across her face. Her eyes were wet. Jesus Christ. How many nights had he heard Lily crying. As some parents sleep through fire, thunderstorms, and voices at the back door only to wake at a child’s whisper, so Everett heard Lily crying at night. Her muffled sobs seemed to have broken his dreams for years. He had heard her even at Fort Lewis, even in Georgia, finally at Bliss. That was Lily crying in the wings whenever the priest came to tear up his mother’s grave. Lily cried in the twilight field where he picked wild poppies with Martha; Lily’s was the cry he heard those nights the kiln burned, the levee broke, the ranch went to nothing.”
Joan Didion, Run River

Ron Butlin
“It used to be that each time you fell in love, the effort of loving released in you the energy to hold everything together a little longer. Then, after several months or years, when things began to crack apart again, you would fall in love with someone else. New energy would be released, and for a time you and your world would be safe once more.

By now, however, you have exhausted that. There seems to be no energy left - if you had discovered alcohol earlier it might have saved a few broken hearts. For you, alcohol is not the problem - it's the solution: dissolving all the separate parts into one. A universal solvent. An ocean.”
Ron Butlin, The Sound of My Voice

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