one hundred years of solitude

Currently reading: Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

This is the first book I’ve read in at least a year that has nothing to do with my degree studies; it’s been on my to-read list for ages. What are you reading?

This is what March of the Penguins looks like in my dreams. 

(thanks to my sister @less-than-one for what may be the cutest/most amazing drawing of me that I’ve ever seen!)

Madly in love after so many years of sterile complicity, they enjoyed the miracle of loving each other as much at the table as in bed, and they grew to be so happy that even when they were two worn-out people they kept on blooming like little children and playing together like dogs.
—  Gabriel García Márquez

You thought we left, didn’t you? No, no. We just went on an unofficial, unplanned hiatus while Lyss got her shit together.

Now that the new semester has started, we are very excited to get back to it and hope you enjoy this list!

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“Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end .”
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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Today, I started rereading one of my favorite books One Hundreds Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Every single time I read this novel it opens up my imagination and I find new hidden knowledge. It makes me extremely happy that Mr. Marquez choose not to allow this work of art be turn into a film. My children will be able to read it and use their minds eye to imagine this world on there own.

Hope to be able to find more people that also enjoy this novel to start an awesome discussion. Comment below this book is on your list. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.


  1. ❛ It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment. ❜
  2. ❛ There is always something left to love. ❜
  3. ❛ A person doesn’t die when he should but when he can. ❜
  4. ❛ Things have a life of their own. It’s simply a matter of waking up their souls. ❜
  5. ❛ Tell me something: why are you fighting? ❜
  6. ❛ I’ve come to realise only just now that I’m fighting because of pride. ❜
  7. ❛ One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship. ❜
  8. ❛ It’s better than not knowing why you’re fighting. Or fighting, like you, for something that doesn’t have any meaning for anyone. ❜
  9. ❛ Holy Mother of God! ❜
  10. ❛ A person does not belong to a place until there is someone dead under the ground. ❜
  11. ❛ I was born a son of a bitch and I’m going to die a son of a bitch. ❜
  12. ❛ Bad luck doesn’t have any chinks in it. ❜
  13. ❛ I plead youth as a mitigating circumstance. ❜
  14. ❛ Get those bad thoughts out of your head. You’re going to be happy. ❜
  15. ❛ Children inherit their parents’ madness. ❜
  16. ❛ I’ll turn to ashes in here but I won’t give this miserable town the pleasure of seeing me weep. ❜
  17. ❛ You would be good in a war. Where you put your eye, you put your bullet. ❜
  18. ❛ Men demand much more than you think. ❜
  19. ❛ Even the craziest and most persistent love is just a temporary truth. ❜
  20. ❛ If we’re alone you can whisper in my ear any crap you can think of. ❜
  21. ❛ You have taken this horrible game very seriously and you have done well because you are doing your duty. ❜
  22. ❛ We have the right to pull down your pants and give you a whipping at the first sign of disrespect. ❜
  23. ❛ What worries me is not your shooting me, because after all, for people like us it’s a natural death. ❜
  24. ❛ What worries me is that you’ve ended up as bad as they are. ❜
  25. ❛ It is characteristic of men to deny hunger once their appetites are satisfied. ❜
  26. ❛ Dying is much more difficult than one imagines. ❜
  27. ❛ If you have to go crazy, please go crazy all by yourself! ❜
  28. ❛ We have still not had a death. ❜
  29. ❛ How awful, the way time passes. ❜
  30. ❛ You may be in command of your war, but I’m in command of my house. ❜