I always wanted to get and give this as a graduation gift
where I blog about my love of libraries, books, and reading. I love sharing interesting books with others.
"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
"One day I would have all the books in the world, shelves and shelves of them. I would live my life in a tower of books. I would read all day long and eat peaches. And if any young knights in armor dared to come calling on their white chargers and plead with me to let down my hair, I would pelt them with peach pits until they went home."
-The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
"Her new novel is called ‘The Beginner’s Goodbye,’ and its opening line appeared to her as if from the spirit world: ‘The strangest thing about my wife’s return from the dead was how other people reacted.’ The narrator is named Aaron and his wife, Dorothy, was killed suddenly when a tree crashed through their roof. Forced to move in with his overbearing sister, Nandina, he looks back on his marriage and remembers its bonds and strains and wonders ‘whether we find out what our lives have amounted to.’ "