Airiz, I just read this! Oh, my! I want you to know that ever since I found your Book Tumblr and, eventually, your other online havens, you make my day every time I read your posts. I’m a fan of your writing and your doodles. Your reviews made me start reading Murakami and I am forever grateful for that. (BTW, I started reading Gaiman, but I’m afraid my first book of him was not the right choice. I guess I should have asked you first, eh? :D) Thank you so much!

Oh, yeah. The shirts! I love them! If I could wear them every day I would, seriously! I seldom visit Manila, but when I do, in the future, and if we ever encounter each other, I hope I’m wearing one of the shirts. Again, thank you!

"I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race—that rarely do I simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant….I am haunted by humans.”

-Death (The Book Thief by Markus Zusak)

"There are no longer simple tales with quests and beasts and happy endings. The quests lack clarity of goal or path. The beasts take different forms and are difficulty to recognize for what they are. And there are never really endings, happy or otherwise. Things keep overlapping and blur, your story is part of your sister’s story is part of many other stories, and there in no telling where any of them may lead. Good and evil are a great deal more complex than a princess and a dragon, or a wolf and a scarlet-clad little girl. And is not the dragon the hero of his own story? Is not the wolf simply acting as a wolf should act? Though perhaps it is a singular wolf who goes to such lengths as to dress as a grandmother to toy with its prey.”

-The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)

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