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Here is this week’s book! Matilda by Roald Dahl! I should be done with it in a day or so!

Here is this week’s book! Matilda by Roald Dahl! I should be done with it in a day or so!

Hello my leetle bookworms! 

Sorry the posts have been lacking for a couple of days! I started two new jobs this week, plus I’m running two blogs—it’s been a crazy time. I have my schedule under control now though, so posts will resume soon!

I finished Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close the other night, and what an emotional experience that was. I’m not sure if it was because I finished reading it at 2am on September 11 (which is a big subject in the book), or if it was the book itself was so powerful that I had a long cathartic cry afterwards. It wasn’t even the first time I read it, but tears started forming in the second to last chapter and as I turned the last page, I wept. 

ELAIC is one of those books that no matter how many times you’ve read it, it kicks you right in the feels. What’s more, is that every time I’ve finished reading it, it’s like I can so clearly see all the beauty and tragedy that’s in the world, every day, all around me. All the feelings that we fight to keep in everyday come spilling out after you read something like that. 

This isn’t really a review as much as me saying how much I love it and how much it made me cry. Maybe I’ll post more later. What do you all think?

The crowd became noisy, someone who didn’t mean to holler hollered…I looked at one of the other televisions and there was only one building, one hundred ceilings had become one hundred floors, which had become nothing.

—Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close; Jonathan Safran Foer

Each day has been chained to the previous one. But the weeks have had wings. Anyone who believes that a second is faster than a decade did not live my life.

—Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

—Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safron Foer

jaaaimers:

Guys. I’m at the Strand Bookstore in lower Manhattan. If there is a heaven, this is what it looks like.

I made a terrible mistake by going in there. How can they expect me to keep a budget!

jaaaimers:

Guys. I’m at the Strand Bookstore in lower Manhattan. If there is a heaven, this is what it looks like.

I made a terrible mistake by going in there. How can they expect me to keep a budget!