The books we read help to shape who we are. Reading offers us, as children, our first independence- allowing us to travel far beyond the confines of our immediate world. Books introduce us to great figures in history, narratives that stir our spirit, fictions that tug us out of ourselves and into the lives of a thousand others, and visions of every era through which human beings have lived. And in the process of stretching who we are, books also connect us to all others- of our own or previous times- who have read what we’ve read. In the community of readers, we instantly become linked to those who share our love for specific characters or passages.
A well-composed book,’ says Caroline Gordon, ‘is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.Ben Jacobs, Quotable Book Lover (via observando)
I love that title.
I love that in Norway you can call a YOUNG ADULT NOVEL Fuck Fate.
Screw Shakespeare; I would’ve called the novel Fuck Fate in a second if I thought I could’ve gotten away with it.
btw, in Norway, the movie is ALSO CALLED FUCK FATE.
Let us pause now and praise the glorious nation of Norway.