“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal”
I know that I said that I would be reading all of the classics that I'd collected, starting with Gone with the Wind, however I failed in sticking to it completely. At some point last week, I decided at random to grab The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, and accidentally devoured it. I had bought the book when it came out last year, but after my roommate read it and said she didn't like it, I just put it up on the shelves and forgot about it.
I'm not sure if it was fate that led me to picking it up again, or what, but by doing so I had fallen in love with a new author, and by default, I also fell in love with a new book. There hasn't been something that just built me up, knocked me down, and redesigned how I looked at the world all around me in a very long time. I highly recommend anyone looking for a new book to pick up any number of John Green novels. I'd love to hear what you think about them!
Additionally, I've started a Goodreads account to keep track of all of the things that I'm reading, and to get recommendations for future books. My reading list is so long right now, but I'm always on the hunt for new things to read. If you're an avid reader, I encourage you to sign up and keep track and rate books you love (or hate), and allow me to follow along with you! If you're already a member of the site, feel free to add me on there and we'll keep track of the other's progress together.