Tara Presley

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Tara.


Add as a Friend Follow Reviews   Send Message | Compare Books





Tara’s Recent Updates

Tara Presley is now friends with Linda Denise Sullivan
68594457
6054976
“Our society tends to regard as a sickness any mode of thought or behavior that is inconvenient for the system and this is plausible because when an individual doesn't fit into the system it causes pain to the individual as well as problems for the system. Thus the manipulation of an individual to adjust him to the system is seen as a cure for a sickness and therefore as good.”
Theodore J. Kaczynski
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
“Why would you be given wings if you weren't meant to fly?”
Leslye Walton
Tara Presley wants to read
My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tara Presley wants to read
Becoming a Person of Influence by John C. Maxwell
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tara Presley wants to read
The 7 by Glenn Beck
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tara Presley wants to read
The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tara Presley rated a book it was amazing
Though None Go with Me by Jerry B. Jenkins
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tara Presley rated a book it was amazing
David the King by Gladys Schmitt
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Tara's books…
George Eliot
“A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”
George Eliot

Ellen Bass
“to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you've held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.”
Ellen Bass

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Margery Williams Bianco
“Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'

'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.

'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'

'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?'

'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit

TaShonna S
496 books | 80 friends

Ashley ...
2 books | 16 friends

Colin S...
93 books | 134 friends

Sherri ...
159 books | 61 friends

Linda D...
0 books | 73 friends

Jennife...
141 books | 325 friends

Erin Ha...
68 books | 28 friends

Delelon...
1 book | 6 friends

More friends…


Polls voted on by Tara

Lists liked by Tara