Nobody is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey. I pre-ordered this book that comes out tomorrow. It’s about a woman who drops everything in her life to go on an adventure in New Zealand. Speaks to my soul… #books #reading #literature #nobodyisevermissing
I’m a little more than half-way through with this book. i\It’s taking me forever to finish it because I hate the protagonist so much. She does not speak to my soul. The book spends way too much time inside of her head, and I want out. I want out right now.
"But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?"
#the babysitters club
#ann m. martin
I just discovered “The Babysitter’s Club” books on Kindle for $4 and now I’m lost in a sea of nostalgia. I used to live for those books as a kid. Not many books from my childhood featured black characters so I especially loved the Jessie books. Claudia was my second favorite. These books just bring back such good memories.
"We forget all too soon the things we could forget. We forget the loves and the betrayals alike, we forget what we whispered and what we screamed, forget who we were."
the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.
So the point of my keeping a notebook has never been , nor is it now, to have an accurate factual record of what I have been doing or thinking…At no point have I ever been able successfully to keep a diary; my approach to daily life ranges from the grossly negligent to the merely absent, and on those few occasions when I have tried dutifully to record a day’s events, boredom have so overcome me that the results are mysterious at best.
In fact I have abandoned altogether that kind of pointless entry; instead I tell what some would call lies….for not only have I always had trouble distinguishing between what happened and what merely might have happened, but I remain unconvinced that the distinction, for my purposes matters…How it felt to me: that is getting closer to the truth about a notebook.
Joan Didion on why she doesn’t keep a personal journal but instead writes down observations.
Excerpt from the “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” book of essays.
Too many story ideas. Too many half finished manuscripts. Too much time spent procrastinating to finish them all.