Wednesday, August 18, 2010

we could be wallflower friends

love these drawings found on .bipolar's flickr.

cool stuff.

I finished Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and loved it. It was filled with such wonderful quotes, and was just amazing. I loved the raw emotion in it. I don't truly consider a book to be a success unless it makes me laugh, cry, go "what??" and turn back a few pages to try to figure out what just happened, and mark things out of it to remember. extremely loud and incredibly close = all of the above.
when I returned it to the library, I left a secret inside it. I looked it back up on the library website, and someone has it checked out. so my secret is now in someone's hands, waiting to be discovered. :] what's crazy is, what if it's someone I know? what if it's someone who is reading this right now? what if they leave a secret note in the book for me? or they put their own secret in it, for the next person to read, and starts a chain of secret-sharing? I'm going to leave one in every book I check out now.

"If you take a book with you on a journey, odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it...yes, books are like flypaper--memories cling to the printed page better than anything else."
-Cornelia Caroline Funke


  1. So, now you've got me interested in that book and I'm going to have to go google it. I've been looking for some new books to read :)

    Love those drawings and that quote so much! I wish I could draw like that and the quote is so true.

  2. what a great idea to leave little notes in library books! mind if i steal the idea? i'll include a link to your blog in my first note ;)

  3. I love this... The drawings are very cool... one of them was even my header once. And I just totally love that quote.

  4. that is the cutest idea i've ever heard! (the secret thing)

    and those photos are lovely.

  5. haha that is wonderful! those drawings are amazing and your leaving a secret in books idea is great! one time i checked out a library book that hadn't been checked out in over a year. in it there was a note written by one girl i knew to another girl i knew. it was quite a surprise!
    and i love cornelia funke. :)

  6. I LOVE that book. Writing "through a child" is so clever- I love that he writes the silliest little things that pop into your head and you never say out loud. Also, normally websites that play music make me so mad, but this is such a pretty song!