Courtney Rhoden’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Courtney.

Courtney Rhoden is currently reading
by Hugh Howey (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Amazing Adven...
Rate this book
Clear rating


Courtney's Recent Updates

Courtney Rhoden wants to read
Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss
Rate this book
Clear rating
Red Bird by Mary Oliver
Love Sorrow

Love sorrow. She is yours now, and you must
take care of what has been
given. Brush her hair, help her
into her little coat, hold her hand,
especially when crossing a street. For, think,

what if you should lose her? Then you would be
sorrow yourself; her drawn face, her sleeplessness
would be yours. Take care, touch
her forehead that she feel herself not so

utterly alone. And smile, that she does not
altogether forget the world before the lesson.
Have patience in abundance. And do not
ever lie or ever leave her even for a moment

by herself, which is to say, possibly, again,
abandoned. She is strange, mute, difficult,
sometimes unmanageable but, remember, she is a child.
And amazing things can happen. And you may see,

as the two of you go
walking together in the morning light, how
little by little she relaxes; she looks about her;
she begins to grow.”
Mary Oliver
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
"this is probably the best debut novel i have ever written."
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Rate this book
Clear rating
Courtney Rhoden is currently reading
Wool by Hugh Howey
Wool (Wool, #1)
by Hugh Howey (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
Rate this book
Clear rating
Courtney Rhoden wants to read
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
Rate this book
Clear rating
Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
Rate this book
Clear rating
Courtney Rhoden wants to read 30 books in the 2015 Reading Challenge
Create your own 2015 Reading Challenge »
Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Courtney's books…
E.B. White
“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
E.B. White

J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Sylvia Plath
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Haruki Murakami
“Here's what I think, Mr. Wind-Up Bird," said May Kasahara. "Everybody's born with some different thing at the core of their existence. And that thing, whatever it is, becomes like a heat source that runs each person from the inside. I have one too, of course. Like everybody else. But sometimes it gets out of hand. It swells or shrinks inside me, and it shakes me up. What I'd really like to do is find a way to communicate that feeling to another person. But I can't seem to do it. They just don't get it. Of course, the problem could be that I'm not explaining it very well, but I think it's because they're not listening very well. They pretend to be listening, but they're not, really. So I get worked up sometimes, and I do some crazy things.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
tags: life

Franz Kafka
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
Franz Kafka

87031 Ask John Green - January 23, 2013 — 5600 members — last activity Apr 07, 2015 01:01PM
Join us on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 for a special discussion with award winning author John Green. John will be discussing his work, including his ...more
363 books | 29 friends

127 books | 151 friends

Andie A...
75 books | 43 friends

283 books | 34 friends

2 books | 69 friends

27 books | 56 friends

Daniel ...
0 books | 46 friends

Rachel ...
428 books | 117 friends

More friends…
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran FoerHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingEverything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Best Books of the Decade: 2000s
4,943 books — 24,384 voters

Polls voted on by this member