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


Justina’s Recent Updates

Justina is now friends with Deborah Lee
Justina liked a quote
“Yes, you do hate Switzerland. And," doctor Messerli paused for effect, "you love it. You love it and you hate it. What you don't feel is apathy. You're not indifferent. You're ambivalent."
Anna had thought about this before, when nights came during which she could do nothing but wander Dietlikon's sleeping streets or hike the hill behind her house to sit upon the bench where most often she went to weep. She'd considered her ambivalence many, many times, and in the end, she's diagnosed herself with a disease that she'd also invented. Switzerland syndrome. Like Stockholm syndrome. But instead of my captors, I'm attached to the room in which I'm held captive. It's the prison I'm bound to, not the warden.

Anna was absolutely right. It was the landscape. it was the geography. The fields, the streams, the lakes, the forests. And the mountains. On exceptionally clear days when the weather was right, if you walked south on Dietlikon's Bahnhofstrasse you could see the crisp outlines of snow-capp
Jill Alexander Essbaum
Justina liked a quote
“Leave your hair natural. Let your beard grow out. Leave the makeup in the bag. Wear comfortable clothes. Stop worrying so much about your looks and start looking around you. You have missed so much beauty trying to become beautiful. You have missed your own worth trying to become worthy. Let the mask break open. Let it lie on the floor. Let yourself be seen. Let yourself see.”
Vironika Tugaleva
Justina wants to read
Bread for the Journey by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Rate this book
Clear rating
Justina wants to read 24 books in the 2015 Reading Challenge
Create your own 2015 Reading Challenge »
Justina wants to read
The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Rate this book
Clear rating
Justina is now following Philegona Kulundu's reviews
More of Justina's books…
C.S. Lewis
“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
C.S. Lewis

Helen Keller
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
Helen Keller

Robert Frost
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
Robert Frost

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

“No other success can compensate for failure in the home.”
J. E. McCulloch

See your year in books badge
Jenni S...
2,020 books | 496 friends

Jon Beadle
878 books | 218 friends

James (...
507 books | 149 friends

110 books | 58 friends

Ann Die...
0 books | 71 friends

Bianca ...
139 books | 12 friends

Ben Rush
61 books | 147 friends

14 books | 71 friends

More friends…

Polls voted on by Justina

Lists liked by Justina