I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?

A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.



As I adore in the books in front of me, a new collection I get to call my own after being away from any such possibility for so long, I embrace this Kafka quote wholeheartedly. If these books before me do not make me want to live wide open and jump into the passion that is the as yet-unexplored horizons of my dreams and ideas, then they needed take up residence here~

in love.