"…you may get yourself into a delirium, if you have such urges to irritate your nerves, going around at night ringing doorbells and asking about blood! I’ve studied all this psychology in practice, sir. Sometimes it can drive a man to jump out the window or off a bell-tower, and it’s such a tempting sensation, sir." — Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment (via glassrib)
"When you read silently, only the writer performs. When you read aloud, the performance is collaborative. One partner provides the words, the other the rhythm." — Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman (via treesofreverie)
I'm a 19-year-old book blogger from Toronto, Ontario. This blog is a response to the people who ask me what books I read and what they're about. Through this blog I intend to review and blog about my interest in books. I'm currently reading The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov, Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson, and Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin.