The Last Day of School

"And the general shot my sister. I could not look at her, but I remember the sound of when she hit the ground. I hear that sound when things hit the ground still. Anything. If I could, I would make it so nothing ever hit the ground again." Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Ramadan 2017: Moon Boots for the Brain

"I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others--the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room." | Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

A list of news items that may interest you

“So Matilda's strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone." | Matilda by Roald Dahl

My body does that.

"Because fear wasn't about what made sense. Fear was about possibilities. Not things that happened. Things that might." | Fear by Michael Grant

This is what to say when you love people

"He did not consider if or how or why he loved them. They were just love: they were the first evidence he ever had of love, and they would be the last confirmation of love when everything else fell away.” | On Beauty by Zadie Smith