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A newsletter, if you will.

So I write stuff, see. Of late it has been my best hope for these last dark months. It is a simple practice.

But I’m having a thought here, Barbossa. 102 more words

The Cemetery of Forgotten Books

‘This is a place of mystery, Daniel, a sanctuary. Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it.

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Books are mirrors

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)


The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon


It is 1945 and Barcelona is enduring the long aftermath of civil war when Daniel Sempere’s bookseller father decides his son is old enough to visit the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books. 349 more words


Book Review: The Prisoner of Heaven

veronica | What can I say about Carlos Ruiz Zafón that hasn’t already been said? The man is a master of prose and has such a way of writing that throws you right into his novels. 265 more words

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Even in translation, one can tell how beautiful Zafón’s writing is. The prose flows really well and there is some interesting imagery (like the title). 145 more words


Our body destroys itself

Our body begins to destroy itself from the moment it is born. We are fragile. We’re creatures of passage. All that is left of us are our action, the good or the evil we do to our fellow humans. 10 more words