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Paperback Castles

I live on a page in a book. My name is written in a curly and swirly font, along with long descriptions of sleepless nights and filled bookcases.

Currently reading

Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis, Christopher Prendergast
Swanns verden 2 (På sporet af den tabte tid, #2)
Marcel Proust
The Essential Rumi
Rumi, Coleman Barks, John Moyne, A.J. Arberry
A Room with a View - E.M. Forster This is my second time reading this book; the first time I didn't give it the attention it deserved, and I read the pages without really allowing the words to sink in. How I could not realize its true brilliance back then, I will never know.

"A Room with a View" is such an absurdly comical, lovable and endearing little book; every word on every page is chosen with care and perfect accuracy. In the course of 200 pages, Forster manages to portray a playful tumult of vivid characters, describe an inner confliction, an offer of love, a rejection and a renewed love. The story has hints of feminism and social critique as well - all this, within less than 200 pages. It is impressive and it is beautiful.