"I wondered, for the first time in my life, if life was worth all the work it took to live. What exactly made it worth it? What's so horrible about being dead forever, and not feeling anything, and not even dreaming? What's so great about feeling and dreaming?"
- Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
I'm Philippa, 24, and I'm from London.
game of thrones
a feast for crows
but basically the entire last 3 months were me trying to get through A Feast for Crows. Some high points, but I just cannot care that much about a book which is half composed of Greyjoys and contains no Tyrion or Daenerys. Splitting the characters in half was not a good move in my opinion, though we’ll see how successful that was after the next book. The big event near the end that I won’t spoil for anyone who hasn’t read it was satisfying though!
please recommend me a book!
And this is a good number, as it was the target I set myself at the start of the year. To celebrate, I’m asking you to nominate a book for me to read as my 52nd. If there is a consensus then I will buy the winning book, if there are many different suggestions with no winner I will look at them all and make a decision. I will definitely (within reason… If it’s ridiculously expensive or impossible to get hold of I can’t) read the winning book.
You have always given me such wonderful suggestions so I’m excited to see what is suggested. It can be any genre etc, I’m open to anything. So if you can reply with a book title, or drop me a message in my ask, it would be amazing!
The nightfires had burned low, and as the east began to lighten the immense mass of Storm’s End emerged like a dream of stone while wisps of pale mist raced across the field, flying from the sun on wings of wind. Morning ghosts, she had heard Old Nan call them once, spirits returning to their graves
george r r martin
game of thrones
a clash of kings
— George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings