Thursday, May 05, 2011
My favorite part.
Can you guess?
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~Henry Van Dyke
"Do you know that it is in your company that I have had my finest thoughts?"
— Muriel Barbery (The Elegance of the Hedgehog)
I can name three books I have read in the last year that ended with a whimper.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog has a wonderful and incredibly poignant final third.
Good parts galore.
I'm going to tell you to read this book.
You must remember to skim. Anytime the author gets all show-offy, skim like crazy.
But then slow down and savor the good and beautiful parts.
Encourage one another,