Another Day

1 12 2015

I will always be a fan of Mr. Leviathan, even when he writes interesting but unnecessary books like this one. While I absolutely loved Every Day, this one fell short of my expectations. Sure, we get another side of the same story, but in the end, meh. I actually found parts of this to be kind of… Tedious. And cue the firing squad as I’m shot my everyone! Ahhhh…

On the upside, I get to show off my new long johns… And a special guest!


Life is a novel

16 11 2012

After reading a novel, does anyone else hear a voice in their heads narrating every action as if they’re a character in a novel?  Maybe I’m crazy — okay, I am crazy, but maybe that’s pushing too crazy.  I finished Every Day today and it was amazing and not how I was expecting it to end.  When I closed the book, I couldn’t help but narrate everything I was doing.

For example:

Aaron closes the book.  He looks down at it and exhales with satisfaction upon finishing a good read, saying goodbye to the characters.  He notices the woman next to him look over at the sound of his sigh, but not getting it at all.  People these days are so dumb, he thinks.



Okay, I’m just nuts.

What is it about the moment you fall in love?

15 11 2012

It’s been two-ish days and I’m more than halfway through Every Day (by David Levithan).  So far, it’s, to say the least, a pretty brilliant novel in its story and how it’s structured (every chapter is a new body).  There’s a paragraph in the novel that really struck me, and Mr. Levithan, as one of my favourite authors, writes them so well, so emotionally (not to mention it’s something I also believe in).

“What is it about the moment you fall in love?  How can such a small measure of time contain such enormity?… The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations — all of them rearranging themselves so that this precise, remarkable intersection could happen.  In your heart, in your bones, no matter how silly you know it is, you feel that everything has been leading to this, all the secret arrows were pointing here, the universe and time itself crafted this long ago, and you are just now realizing it, you are just now arriving at the place you were always meant to be.”

National Reading Campaign

13 11 2012

From Nov. 13-20, it’s the National Reading Campaign!  I suppose this is an effort to get the mildly illiterate population to pick up a book — you know, one of those things made up of lots of pieces of paper with words in them.  So in honour of this week which probably no one will observe — or at least not students because they don’t give a shit about anything and are blind to the rest of the world, particularly students at UBC, it seems — here is a picture of me and Every Day by David Levithan, which I will be starting today.  (I just finished reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes earlier this evening and read on the bus to and from school, so I am not a poser)