There are so many books out there – and so many countries. Since I travelled to Asia and around Europe, I also started to travel more in reading.
For the next weeks, I want to focus on short stories, and look for stories from the places I haven’t read from yet (more about that idea, here: reading the world).
Now, where to start? Maybe with a reflection on reading:
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life
“We’re all made of stories. When they finally put us underground, the stories are what will go on. Not forever, perhaps, but for a time. It’s a kind of immortality, I suppose, bounded by limits, it’s true, but then so’s everything.”
― Charles de Lint
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”
― James Baldwin
“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
“The world was hers for the reading.”
― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn