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“Things didn’t turn out the way they were supposed to, but what can you do? You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.”

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Yann Martel, Beatrice and Virgil (Taxidermy)

There was a time when every good family brightened up its living room with a mounted animal or a case of birds, some representative from the forest that remained in the home while the forest retreated. 389 more words

Words I Love

“Why can we throw a question further than we can pull in an answer? Why such a vast net if there’s such little fish to catch?” 8 more words


Why do people move?

“Why do people move? What makes them uproot and leave everything they’ve known for a great unknown beyond the horizon? Why climb this Mount Everest of formalities that makes you feel like a beggar? 116 more words


Making Up For Monday

Making up For Monday is a original feature/weekly meme hosted by An Avid Reader; A Wannabe Writer. Each week there is a different question or theme, and it’s a fun way to talk about the thing we most love – books. 308 more words


Book + Film Review: Life of Pi

‘Life of Pi’ was I film I avoided, despite the rave reviews, because it was a film which I simply thought was not my thing. However, the bargain lover in me could not resist giving the book a read when I snapped it up for just €1 at the Boxhagenerplatz Flea Market. 668 more words


Life of Pi Quotes

I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know.

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