Cecily Erker

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Cecily.


Add as a Friend Follow Reviews   Send Message | Compare Books


Cecily's Recent Updates

Cecily Erker is now friends with Abigail Peche
51832121
Cecily Erker rated a book it was ok
On Becoming an Alchemist by Catherine MacCoun
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cecily Erker wants to read
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cecily Erker rated a book it was ok
Zig Zag Wanderer by Madison Smartt Bell
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
“A great deal; you are good to those who are good to you. It is all I ever desire to be. If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust, the wicked people would have it all their own way; they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse. When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should - so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.”
Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
“I know I must conceal my sentiments: I must smother hope; I must remember that he cannot care much for me. For when I say that I am of his kind, I do not mean that I have his force to influence, and his spell to attract: I mean only that I have certain tastes and feelings in common with him.I must, then, repeat continually that we are forever sundered: - and yet, while I breathe and think, I must love him.”
Charlotte Brontë
Cecily Erker rated a book it was amazing
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cecily Erker is reading Zig Zag Wanderer: If only I could find the darn thing! I should have known someone would take it if it said so in the cover!
Zig Zag Wanderer by Madison Smartt Bell
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cecily Erker is currently reading
Zig Zag Wanderer by Madison Smartt Bell
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cecily Erker rated a book it was amazing
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Cecily's books…
Lauren Hammond
“He mouths something. Six words. Six words that seem too impossible to be true. Six words that bleed hope into my soul. Six words. “You’re not crazy. I love you.”
Lauren Hammond

Sarah Ban Breathnach
“This is how women self-sabotage and self-destruct. Unless we have constant witnesses to our hard work, we are convinced we pull off every day of our lives through smoke and mirrors. (27)”
Sarah Ban Breathnach, Peace and Plenty: Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity

Anthony Bourdain
“Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom...is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go. -Anthony Bourdain”
Anthony Bourdain

Dave Chappelle
“The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It's dismissive. "I don't understand this person. So they're crazy." That's bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.”
Dave Chappelle

David Foster Wallace
“Interviewer ...In the case of "American Psycho" I felt there was something more than just this desire to inflict pain--or that Ellis was being cruel the way you said serious artists need to be willing to be.

DFW: You're just displaying the sort of cynicism that lets readers be manipulated by bad writing. I think it's a kind of black cynicism about today's world that Ellis and certain others depend on for their readership. Look, if the contemporary condition is hopelessly shitty, insipid, materialistic, emotionally retarded, sadomasochistic, and stupid, then I (or any writer) can get away with slapping together stories with characters who are stupid, vapid, emotionally retarded, which is easy, because these sorts of characters require no development. With descriptions that are simply lists of brand-name consumer products. Where stupid people say insipid stuff to each other. If what's always distinguished bad writing -- flat characters, a narrative world that's cliched and not recognizably human, etc. -- is also a description of today's world, then bad writing becomes an ingenious mimesis of a bad world. If readers simply believe the world is stupid and shallow and mean, then Ellis can write a mean shallow stupid novel that becomes a mordant deadpan commentary on the badness of everything. Look man, we'd probably most of us agree that these are dark times, and stupid ones, but do we need fiction that does nothing but dramatize how dark and stupid everything is? In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what's human and magical that still live and glow despite the times' darkness. Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it. You can defend "Psycho" as being a sort of performative digest of late-eighties social problems, but it's no more than that.”
David Foster Wallace

Erin
39 books | 77 friends

Hannah ...
78 books | 67 friends

Kristin
498 books | 47 friends

Ellie
1,750 books | 52 friends

Liz
Liz
66 books | 77 friends

Lauren ...
191 books | 124 friends

Indigo ...
16 books | 188 friends

Marissa
369 books | 32 friends

More friends…


Polls voted on by Cecily

Lists liked by Cecily