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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
Forever  - Maggie Stiefvater Yes. And no. I cannot decide whether "Forever" is too different and too drastic compared to its predecessors. While "Shiver" and "Linger" lacked action, "Forever" seems to lack serenity. I did not find any quotes I would like to cling to, or any profound moments of love I wanted to take part in. For once, Stiefvater's writing seemed superficial.
I did however like the very scientific take on the wolves, and Cole's experimental cure. I was thrilled when the book seemed to promise closure and hope, and disappointed when it stopped too abruptly.

Perhaps "Shiver" should just have been a stand-alone book, a concluded and closed story told as an achingly sad, sincere and lyrical fairy-tale. It seems that Stiefvater's plot is just as fragile as Sam Roth himself, and therefore should have been handled more delicately. We all know that a butterfly easily can be crushed and turned to dust, when you grasp it too tightly.