Recent Activity

  • 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
  • Michelle shared from Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
    “Words and emotions are simple currencies. If we inflate them, they lose their value, just like money. They begin to mean nothing.
    Note: This is what happened to the word love
  • Michelle shared from Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
    “I think we can’t make people love us.” “Including our parents?”
    Note: True that
  • Michelle shared from Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
    him admire her, and she couldn’t even make eye contact. It was crazy. He wasn’t that good-looking. Something about him just hit her so damn hard she couldn’t think straight.
    Note: This passage seems so familiar somehow
(Philadelphia, PA)
Michelle Wittle