THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness

“Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.”  Congratulations, Mr. Patrick Ness: you’ve done it again. You’ve written a novel that’s managed to simultaneously make me feel sad and happy and deeply understood, a story that is … Continue reading THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness

QUOTE: Patrick Ness

"Stories do not explain. They seem to, but all they provide is a starting point. A story never ends at the end. There is always an after. And even within itself, even by saying that this version is the right one, it suggests other versions, versions that exist in parallel. No, a story is not an explanation, … Continue reading QUOTE: Patrick Ness

Book Review: THE CRANE WIFE

Author: Patrick Ness Number of Pages: 320 Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: April 4, 2013 "George Duncan is an American living and working in London. At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes. All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice. But one night … Continue reading Book Review: THE CRANE WIFE

the value of bookstores.

Recently I went to my local bookstore just to look around. I didn't have any specific book in mind to buy, and I was simply taking my time browsing the shelves. I came across two books in particular that caught my eye, and eventually I decided to buy them. They are: The Crane Wife by Patrick … Continue reading the value of bookstores.

QUOTE: More Than This

"We take random events and we put them together in a pattern so we can comfort ourselves with a story, no matter how much it obviously isn't true... We have to lie to ourselves to live. Otherwise, we'd go crazy." ~More Than This by Patrick Ness. When I was reading this, I couldn't believe how true … Continue reading QUOTE: More Than This