This is my Haul for the last 6 months, and 6 of these were borrowed/gifted. Looks like I actually kept to my book buying ban a little bit more this year! Although after I post this I am sure I will remember a few more.
I got the 6 in the first pic from Bookfest! this year, the next 3 from daneoff to borrow. The bottom left were passed on to me from the thebooker (THANK YOU!) and the last picture completes my Series of Unfortunate Events collection.
Why do you have to reason everything through all the time? The future is the future. It has to take care of itself. You can sit here all day and make guesses about it, and at the end of the day, what have you got? A lot of dead guesses, that’s what. And in the meantime you haven’t done anything, you haven’t lived, because you’ve been so busy reasoning it all out.
When Ellie and her
friends return from a camping trip in the Australian bush, they find
things hideously wrong — their families are gone. Gradually they begin
to comprehend that their country has been invaded and everyone in their
town has been taken prisoner. As the reality of the situation hits them,
they must make a decision — run and hide, give themselves up and be
with their families, or fight back.
Life’s about a hell of a lot more than being happy. It’s about feeling the full range of stuff: happiness, sadness, anger, grief, love, hate. If you try to shut one of those off, you shut them all off. I don’t want to be happy. I know I won’t live happily ever after. I want more than that, something richer. I want to go right up close to the beauty and the ugliness. I want to see it all, know it all, understand it all. The richness and the poverty, the joy and the cruelty, the sweetness and the sadness.
…That’s the best way I can lead a life I can be proud to call my own.