Carrie

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Carrie.

http://wvred03.tumblr.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/WVRedReadsRuns

A Secret History ...
Carrie is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (page 80 of 484)
Jul 17, 2018 05:56AM

 
Wallis in Love: T...
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (page 50 of 416)
Apr 12, 2018 11:27AM

 

Carrie’s Recent Updates

Carrie rated a book liked it
Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop
Rate this book
Clear rating
Carrie rated a book liked it
Super Chill by Adam Ellis
Rate this book
Clear rating
Carrie wants to read 24 books in the 2019 Reading Challenge
8863
She has read 2 books toward her goal of 24 books.
 
Create your own 2019 Reading Challenge »
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss
Carrie rated a book liked it
Pure by Linda Kay Klein
Rate this book
Clear rating
Carrie wants to read
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Rate this book
Clear rating
Carrie wants to read
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Rate this book
Clear rating
Carrie wants to read
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Rate this book
Clear rating
Carrie wants to read
The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth
Rate this book
Clear rating
Carrie wants to read
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Carrie's books…
Simon Spurrier
“Some people don't have people, kid.”
Simon Spurrier, The Spire

Brenna Yovanoff
“It was completely unshocking that there were monsters in the world, secret
rituals and underground burrows filled with the dead, when in my own way, I was secret and sort of monstrous too. It just didn’t show in the same way.”
Brenna Yovanoff, The Replacement

Donna Tartt
“Because I don’t care what anyone says or how often or winningly they say it: no one will ever, ever be able to persuade me that life is some awesome, rewarding treat. Because, here’s the truth: life is a catastrophe. The basic fact of existence – of walking around trying to feed ourselves and find friends and whatever else we do – is a catastrophe. Forget all this ridiculous ‘Our Town’ nonsense everyone talks: the miracle of a newborn babe, the joy of one simple blossom, Life You Are Too Wonderful To Grasp, &c. For me – and I’ll keep repeating it doggedly till I die, till I fall over on my ungrateful nihilistic face and am too weak to say it: better never born, than born into this cesspool. Sinkhole of hospital beds, coffins, and broken hearts. No release, no appeal, no “do-overs” to employ a favored phrase of Xandra’s, no way forward but age and loss, and no way out but death.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
tags: life

Donna Tartt
“I look at the blanked-out faces of the other passengers--hoisting their briefcases, their backpacks, shuffling to disembark--and I think of what Hobie said: beauty alters the grain of reality. And I keep thinking too of the more conventional wisdom: namely, that the pursuit of pure beauty is a trap, a fast track to bitterness and sorrow, that beauty has to be wedded to something more meaningful.

Only what is that thing? Why am I made the way I am? Why do I care about all the wrong things, and nothing at all for the right ones? Or, to tip it another way: how can I see so clearly that everything I love or care about is illusion, and yet--for me, anyway--all that's worth living for lies in that charm?

A great sorrow, and one that I am only beginning to understand: we don't get to choose our own hearts. We can't make ourselves want what's good for us or what's good for other people. We don't get to choose the people we are.

Because--isn't it drilled into us constantly, from childhood on, an unquestioned platitude in the culture--? From William Blake to Lady Gaga, from Rousseau to Rumi to Tosca to Mister Rogers, it's a curiously uniform message, accepted from high to low: when in doubt, what to do? How do we know what's right for us? Every shrink, every career counselor, every Disney princess knows the answer: "Be yourself." "Follow your heart."

Only here's what I really, really want someone to explain to me. What if one happens to be possessed of a heart that can't be trusted--? What if the heart, for its own unfathomable reasons, leads one willfully and in a cloud of unspeakable radiance away from health, domesticity, civic responsibility and strong social connections and all the blandly-held common virtues and instead straight toward a beautiful flare of ruin, self-immolation, disaster?...If your deepest self is singing and coaxing you straight toward the bonfire, is it better to turn away? Stop your ears with wax? Ignore all the perverse glory your heart is screaming at you? Set yourself on the course that will lead you dutifully towards the norm, reasonable hours and regular medical check-ups, stable relationships and steady career advancement the New York Times and brunch on Sunday, all with the promise of being somehow a better person? Or...is it better to throw yourself head first and laughing into the holy rage calling your name?”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Terry Pratchett
“You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked for long. All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.”
Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

34157 One Million Pages Per Lifetime — 488 members — last activity Apr 18, 2019 10:11PM
On the book site Shelfari, there is a person whose life goal is to read 1,000,000 (million) pages! We thought that it would be fun to have this goal h ...more
47432 Tales to Tomes Online Book Club — 24 members — last activity Aug 20, 2011 12:34PM
An online book club hosted by Tif of Tif Talks Books, where the books are chosen by the members of the group!
93073 The Penguin Press — 1203 members — last activity Mar 28, 2017 12:09PM
Welcome to our Goodreads Group for The Penguin Press! We like to say that we publish "ideas that matter and storytelling that lasts," and some of our ...more
152073 Audiobook Junkies — 295 members — last activity Apr 21, 2019 07:43AM
This is a group for audiobook lovers to hang out and talk about what they are listening to. Looking for author and narrator recommendations this is th ...more
25x33 90daysgoal — 58 members — last activity Apr 18, 2019 12:59PM
Group for 90daysgoal participants to share their progress, recommend books and generally chat
More of Carrie’s groups…
Yyib badge
Penguin...
173 books | 813 friends

Vivian
6,241 books | 1,817 friends

Frieda
605 books | 39 friends

Create ...
626 books | 620 friends

Jenny H...
659 books | 204 friends

Kris
773 books | 78 friends

Rebecca...
3,149 books | 91 friends

Brianna...
1,733 books | 1,940 friends

More friends…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
0 (0.0%)

correct:
0 (0.0%)

skipped:
0 (0.0%)

3074610 out of 3074610

streak:
0

best streak:
0

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by Carrie

Lists liked by Carrie