Friday, July 20, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Sometimes you love a book with all your heart, and even after one reading you've got whole parts of it memorized because the words went through your eyes and down your throat and became a part of you in this very real way, and you just want to tell people about it. That's the best case scenario. The worst case scenario is that you hate a book with all your heart, and the only reason you finished it is that you were fueled by the adrenaline rush that only comes from pure disgust.

Mostly it's in the middle, I think. Mostly you like a book okay, or you like parts of it and roll your eyes at other parts. Sometimes a book is just not too great, but there is one great scene, or one great passage that rings so true that you can't bring yourself to hate the whole thing. (Example: I just read Mister Death's Blue-eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn. It was so different from what I expected, but there was one touching scene that just made the whole book for me).

Anyway, sometimes you might just want to tell your best friend to just read this one part, it's so good! , but really it wouldn't be good outside the context of the whole book. It's hard being a reader sometimes, isn't it? It's much easier with movies! This amazing video is 135 beautiful clips from movies. Beautifully shot, beautiful to look at. It's the perfect thing to zone out to at the end of a long, hot week.


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