Shantaram

For this is what we do. Put one foot forward and then the other. Lift our eyes to the snarl and smile of the world once more. Think. Act. Feel. Add our little consequence to the tides of good and evil that flood and drain the world. Drag our shadowed crosses into the hope of another night. Push our brave hearts into the promise of a new day. With love: the passionate search for a truth other than our own. With longing: the pure, ineffable yearning to be saved. For so long as fate keeps waiting, we live on. God help us. God forgive us. We live on.

Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts

The final paragraph from my favourite book of all time.

Shantaram

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When I was working on Wednesday evening, I went to see Jodi Picoult talking. She’s an incredible public speaker, and quite an inspiring person, and even if I don’t like all of her books, she has written some pretty incredible ones too. I think what I like most about her is her ability to make controversial issues so accessible to the general public. That’s important. I have since downloaded The Storyteller, Change of Heart and Lone Wolf to read.

In other news, my Etsy shop got its first international order yesterday, YAY. You’ll get to know all about my little shop on 21 April!

I’ll try and think of something a little more interesting to write about next time.

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History

I’m reading this great book at the moment:

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…and I definitely recommend it. To anyone who knows nothing about History and would like to know something. For instance, I learnt that the days of the week all come from the names of the planets. Yes, I know, I’ve already been told that I should have known that, especially given that it’s that much more obvious in French. Anyway.

I am spending all my free time launching my online shop at the moment. To which I will be linking you to any time soon…

History