The Great Gatsby

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story... Continue Reading →

Nineteen Minutes

“When you don't fit in, you become superhuman. You can feel everyone else's eyes on you, stuck like Velcro. You can hear a whisper about you from a mile away. You can disappear, even when it looks like you're still standing right there. You can scream, and nobody hears a sound. You become the mutant... Continue Reading →

How To Steal Books

“Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.” ― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief The Book Thief is a novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. It was first published in 2005 and it centers around the life of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year-old girl living in Germany during World War II. Liesel's experiences are narrated by Death, who... Continue Reading →

The Hours

“But there are still the hours, aren't there? One and then another, and you get through that one and then, my god, there's another.” ― Michael Cunningham, The Hours A year ago my wonderful Dancing English Teacher showed me a short video of The Hours. For such a short video it left a huge impact... Continue Reading →

Divergent, Insurgent & Allegiant

“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” ― Veronica Roth, Divergent One choice can transform you. In Beatrice Prior's Chicago, society is divided into five factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).... Continue Reading →

How- To Survive… On Mars

“Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.” ― Andy Weir, The Martian  The Martian is a science fiction novel written by Andy Weir. It was self-published in 2011 and then re-released in 2014. In the novel, six person crew evacuates from... Continue Reading →

Memoirs of a Geisha

“This is why dreams can be such dangerous things: they smolder on like a fire does, and sometimes they consume us completely.” ― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha I was very fascinated with Japanese culture when I was a teenager and my friend warmly recommended me to read Memoirs of a Geisha and to... Continue Reading →

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