“The tears grappled with her face. Rudy, please, wake up, Goddamn it, wale up, I love you. Come on, Rudy, come on, Jesse Owens, don't you know I love you, wake up, wake up, wake up.." But nothing cared...
She leaned down and looked at his lifeless face and Liesel kissed her best friend, Rudy Steiner, soft and true on his lips. He tasted dusty and sweet. He tasted like regret in the shadows of trees and in the glow of the anarchist's suit collection. She kissed him long and soft, and when she pulled hersel away, she touched his mouth with her fingers. Her hands were tremblin, her lips were fleshy, and she leaned in once more, this time losing control and misjudging it. Their teeth collided on the demolised world of Himmel Street.”
The Book Thief
“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”
“I carried [Rudy] softly through the broken street...with him I tried a little harder [at comforting]. I watched the contents of his soul for a moment and saw a black-painted boy calling the name Jesse Owens as he ran through an imaginary tape. I saw him hip-deep in some icy water, chasing a book, and I saw a boy lying in bed, imagining how a kiss would taste from his glorious next-door neighbor. He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It's his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.”
The Book Thief
“A human doesn't have a heart like mine. The human heart is a line, whereas my own is a circle, and I have the endless ability to be in the right place at the right time. The consequence of this is that I'm always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both. Still, they have one thing I envy. Humans, if nothing else, have the good sense to die.”
The Book Thief
“I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”
The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
Jonge Nederlandse Lezers
— 655 members
— last activity 15 hours, 48 min ago
Dit is een groep voor jonge Nederlandse lezers die het leuk vinden om andere Nederlandse lezers te vinden, boeken te lezen en ervaringen/meningen te dDit is een groep voor jonge Nederlandse lezers die het leuk vinden om andere Nederlandse lezers te vinden, boeken te lezen en ervaringen/meningen te delen. Ook is deze groep opgericht omdat het juist voor deze leeftijd moeilijk is om boeken te vinden die leuk zijn om te lezen. Met jong verstaan wij rond de 16/30 jaar en met Nederlands bedoelen wij natuurlijk Nederlandstalig, je afkomst maakt niks uit!...more
Advanced Copies for Review & Book Giveaways
— 2676 members
— last activity 3 hours, 35 min ago
A place to help authors and reviewers come together to get the word out about new books as well as a group for anyone to post or enter listings for boA place to help authors and reviewers come together to get the word out about new books as well as a group for anyone to post or enter listings for book & e-read giveaways. ...more
— 423 members
— last activity Feb 09, 2015 12:07PM
This is a group of readers from all around the world, moderated by HarperCollins International. We love to connect with our readers from every countryThis is a group of readers from all around the world, moderated by HarperCollins International. We love to connect with our readers from every country. Join our group to find out which big books are in the pipeline and what titles we're excited about. You'll find book trailers, event alerts and fun giveaways. Contact us for review copies for your blog or help setting up a blog tour. Or, just tell us what the book world is like in the country you live in, and what you think of our books. We're looking forward to having you join our book world. Check back often, because we will be keeping you all updated on our latest and greatest book giveaways!
— 16 members
— last activity May 08, 2014 04:42PM
A book club dedicated to the art of book pushing.