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  • Michelle shared from The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene
    sometimes you don’t know you have forgotten how to live until you are presented with the roaring matter of life again,
    Note: Very true and very important in this time of major change in my life
  • Michelle shared from Divergent (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth
    The goal of my life isn’t just…to be happy.” “Wouldn’t it be easier if it was, though?” he says.
    Note: We all want to be happy but don't move towards it as if happy is air. Something we need but is too abstract.
  • Michelle shared from Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
    knew that he was poor. His voice had snakes in it. And dysentery, and mangoes. “I am hoping
    Note: That's a great description
  • Michelle shared from The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
    Adult stories never made sense, and they were so slow to start. They made me feel like there were secrets, Masonic, mythic secrets, to adulthood. Why didn’t adults want to read about Narnia, about secret islands and smugglers and dangerous fairies?
  • Michelle shared from The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
    “How old are you, really?” I asked. “Eleven.” I thought for a bit. Then I asked, “How long have you been eleven for?” She smiled at me.
    Note: Well played narrator. Well played
  • Michelle shared from Haunted Ground: Ghost Photos from the Gettysburg Battlefield by Hollister Ann Grant
    The Gettysburg battlefield still holds trauma from the war in the ground, the rocks, and the trees that you can sometimes feel as you walk along, but this was more than that.
    Note: I concure
  • Michelle shared from 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
    Among the literary cognoscenti, though, a surprise ending (no matter how well executed) was the mark of childish, commercial fiction and bad TV.
    Note: And that's why you tell the reader what will happen and let the story be how it happened
  • Michelle shared from Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
    Horror was rooted in sympathy, after all, in understanding what it would be like to suffer the worst.
    Note: That's an interesting thought
  • Michelle shared from Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
    A spirit that believes it has work to do won’t leave our world. It’ll stay until the job is done.
  • Michelle shared from Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
    It was hard to venture back near the place you’d been bred without settling into the characteristics of the person you’d been there.
    Note: Another reason to not go home again
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Michelle Wittle