“It’s about misunderstandings between people and places, being disconnected and looking for moments of connection. There are so many moments in life when people don’t say what they mean, when they are just missing each other, waiting to run into each other in a hallway.”

— Sofia Coppola, on Lost in Translation

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Book Club With Myself ft. Looking For Alaska by John Green

Looking For Alaska
by John Green

I have to admit, I had a slow start on this book. But I’m starting to really enjoy it. I find that when I’m going through particularly mentally trying times in my life, reading helps take me out of those situations and puts me in someone else’s.

Last night I was feeling emotional. The last line I read before I went to sleep made me smile.

“Why do you smoke so damn fast?” I asked.
She looked at me and smiled widely, and such a wide smile on her narrow face might have looked goofy were it not for the unpeachably elegant green in her eyes. She smiled with all the delight of a kid on Christmas morning and said, “Ya’ll smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.”

Some people make angst less pathetic, and more clever.

John Green, you witty little minx.

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