“I don’t mean to be rude’ I said, ‘but what are you people?’ ‘We’re peculiar,’ he replied, sounding a bit puzzled. ‘Aren’t you?; ‘I don’t know. I don’t think so’ ‘That’s a shame.” ― Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children QOTD: Are you looking forward to get into any book series this year?…

Writing Prompt: Everybody on Earth has a tree that represents them. Once that tree dies, that person dies too. You work as a lumberjack.  Do you keep your job? Yeesh…. ummm….well.. no? Well if I’m being given a choice here, then no. I don’t want to carry the burden of death on my shoulders. It…

“I can only see the world as it should be.” -Hercule Poirot, The Murder on the Orient Express

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” -H. G. Wells

“I spent my life folded between the pages of my books. In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters.” – Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me 

The Book Thief

I picked the book up as I waited for the student I agreed to tutor at the library. The Book Thief, I whispered to myself. It sounded interesting. Another Holocaust book. For some reason, I like reading books about the Holocaust. They are sad and heartbreaking but they also provide another side to the story. Last…