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

Risk. Fail. Rise....
Rate this book
Clear rating

  (page 54 of 160)
Jan 30, 2021 03:25PM

The Source of Sel...
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Office of His...
Glenda is currently reading
by Danielle Evans (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating

See all 55 books that Glenda is reading…
Tim O'Brien
“The thing about a story is that you dream it as you tell it, hoping that others might then dream along with you, and in this way memory and imagination and language combine to make spirits in the head. There is the illusion of aliveness.”
Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried

Yann Martel
“I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always ... so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Tim O'Brien
“A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behavior, nor restrain men from doing the things men have always done. If a story seems moral, do not believe it. If at the end of a war story you feel uplifted, or if you feel that some small bit of rectitude has been salvaged from the larger waste, then you have been made the victim of a very old and terrible lie. There is no rectitude whatsoever. There is no virtue. As a first rule of thumb, therefore, you can tell a true war story by its absolute and uncompromising allegiance to obscenity and evil.”
Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried
tags: war

Tim O'Brien
“And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war. It's about sunlight. It's about the special way that dawn spreads out on a river when you know you must cross the river and march into the mountains and do things you are afraid to do. It's about love and memory. It's about sorrow. It's about sisters who never write back and people who never listen.”
Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien
“That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.”
Tim O'Brien

19451 YA Reads for Teachers (And Any Other Adults!) — 1922 members — last activity Feb 28, 2021 09:20AM
We are a group of educators (teachers, media specialists / librarians, and home school teachers) parents and other adult fans of young adult and child ...more
16778 Free Books, .99, Giveaways & Reviews - Check Them Out! — 8981 members — last activity 17 hours, 7 min ago
This group is for authors, publishers and bloggers to post giveaways and freebies for readers.
87903 Dickens as Writ — 27 members — last activity Apr 13, 2016 07:09AM
Join up with those reading Dickens as originally read--a chapter a week. Imagine awaiting the post delivering the next installment of Bleak House or G ...more
1102829 2020 SBU YA Lit — 49 members — last activity Dec 01, 2020 10:27AM
A place for students to discuss and evaluate the course books.
year in books
732 books | 186 friends

992 books | 1,559 friends

2,325 books | 278 friends

1,315 books | 402 friends

Kellee ...
7,647 books | 524 friends
Friend details

770 books | 641 friends

Haley S...
9,029 books | 296 friends

Tara Wa...
751 books | 172 friends

More friends…

Polls voted on by Glenda

Lists liked by Glenda