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Jonathan Safran Foer
“Grief and loss are probably the most fearful creatures that exist. But loss shouldn't be a fearful creature. It should be a creature of wisdom. It should teach us not to fear that tomorrow may never come, but live fully, as though the hours are melting away like seconds. Loss should teach us to cherish those we love, to never do anything that will result in regret, and to cheer on tomorrow with all of its promises of greatness. It's easy and un-extraordinary to be frightened of life. It's far more difficult to arm yourself with the good stuff despite all the bad and step foot into tomorrow as an everyday warrior.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

John Irving
“When someone you love dies, and you're not expecting it, you don't lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes—when there's a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she's gone, forever—there comes another day, and another specifically missing part.”
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

...we are all sorry when loss comes for us. The test of our character comes
“...we are all sorry when loss comes for us. The test of our character comes not in how many tears we shed but in how we act after those tears have dried.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

John Irving
“My life is a reading list.”
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

Abraham Verghese
“You live it forward, but understand it backward.”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone
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2013 Reading Challenge
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Melissa J. has completed her goal of reading 25 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
 
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