what stories give us
I think that everyone is looking for something different when they read books.
Looking to live out daydreams. Battle fears. Learn knew things. Connect. Be entertained. Find beautiful words. One of these things, two of these things, all of them, none of them.
And we measure a book’s goodness or badness on how closely it fills our story desires. No one is wrong. No one is right. If you don’t like my favorite, book, you aren’t insulting my opinion. You’re expressing yours. We’re all just reading and talking and listening and trying to fill a need with stories.
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(Source: tea-books-and-blankets, via doubledaybooks)
Writing a Novel
I keep thinking about the story I’m writing and how nothing really is happening in it. But then I remember a lot of my favorite books, and nothing really happens in them either, so I might be okay. And then I start to think that maybe I don’t know what nothing means.
Sorry I’ve been away so long—I miss all you guys and your book talk. I have to write a novel for my mfa program and it’s really hard and time consuming. Slowly plugging forward though.
What has everyone been reading? Any recommendations?