Sometimes, it’s easy to forget the ratio of soul to the ratio of precision with steps that is involved in dancing. It’s just as easy as forgetting about how much of soul should be involved in your daily routine, as you pirouette into familiar circles around the aspects of your life.
Fall for someone who writes, they say. Fall for someone who’ll take your words, your essence, your being, and twist them into an image that they’ll hide between the lines. You will have left a permanent mark, a presence that if withdrawn, a story falls apart. Fall for someone who reads between the lines, who’ll read things into the way you pause between words, in the way you phrase your sentences. “It’s hard to be in love,” you’ll say. “I don’t think I can ever love you enough,” is what they’ll hear.
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My goal this year was diversity. I wanted culture, I wanted language, I wanted content. I wanted science and social studies and politics and history and sport. I wanted everything. It’s safe to say that my choices so far are satisfactory and well in line with my hopes and dreams. I’ve read another book before this one (How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran) and a review of that should come shortly, but let’s tackle this book first.
I’ve heard about this book about this book two years ago around the same time I was reading the Fault in Our Stars. For some reason, people kept bringing up the two them together, drawing comparisons. One day, I was at a bookstore sale and saw the beautiful edition that I’ve had on my Book Depository wishlist forever and, of course, I had to get it. I was confronted with opportunity to go spend 3 hours at the dentist’s a few days ago. And before I left the house, I made the very good decision of taking this book with me.
January in my country is special for book lovers because of the book fair. This is the event we wait for all year; this is when I stock up on books for the entire year. When I posted a hazy picture of my shopping list, some people requested to see them up close. I realised that it might be helpful, jog people’s memory and so on, and I’d made up my mind to post today, so…