Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Book Club: Goldfinch Discussion, February's Pick

January's book pick for the Laurealism Book Club was The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. And I have to say, I loved it. I loved the characters, I loved the storyline, I loved the ending. But most of all: I loved the writing.

Such good writing.

I'm in the habit of writing down all of my favorite lines, quotes and phrases from the books I read, and there was no shortage of scribbling as I tore through The Goldfinch:

Every new event-- everything I did for the rest of my life would only separate us more and more: days she was no longer a part of, an ever growing distance between us. Every single day for the rest of my life, she would only be further away.

Beauty has to be wedded to something more beautiful.

We don't get to choose the people we are.

Whatever teaches us to talk to ourselves is important: whatever teaches us to sing us out of dispair.

...even if we're not always so glad to be here, it's our task to immerse ourselves anyway...

See? Beautiful. I highly recommend. Have something you want to say about The Goldfinch? Please do so in the comments!

And if you want to join us for our February read, please do! The group voted on Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. You can either join us on Goodreads, or meet back here near the end of the month to add your two cents.

Happy Reading!

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