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Love the stories

This is the most beautiful post in the world.

Fuck appreciating literature, people. Love stories. Love wordplay. Love a deliciously delivered anecdote, a razor-sharp joke, a ripping yarn, a swashbuckling hero who fights for justice or a lost intellectual who takes bloody vengeance into his own hands; love tales of kings and queens and wizards and goosegirls; love space-faring smugglers and penniless governesses; love confused adolescents and bitter old men; love fallen angels and irritable monsters, mad scientists and grumpy sidekicks, cabbage sellers and long-anticipated saviours…

I am still reading the other commentaries. There’s more. There’s more and more and more.

And good gods, do I love the stories that have made me me.

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turkeyish
Mar. 20th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
This this this this this, all of this. <333
redsilverchains
Apr. 1st, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
*fails at replying*

Isn't it so RIGHT? I just came from The Hunger Games, and in the bathroom after,I saw two teenage girls excitedly talking with their very impressed grandma about what they'd all just watched. If that's not the power of a story affecting ALL AGES, I don't know what it is. "Just YA" my foot!
natural_blue_26
Mar. 20th, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
Totally reminds me of (sections) of this monster-sizes thread from Sunday: http://fandomsecrets.livejournal.com/858356.html?thread=531788020&

Personal conclusion?

Reading is like a food pyramid- you should get something from each category because one type is not nessecarily better all on it's own. Better to love C. S. Lewis, M. L'Engle, L. M. Montegomery, J. K. Rowling, S. King, J. Austen, J. Picoult AND Chaucer as opposed to limiting oneself to a single category, yes? :)
redsilverchains
Apr. 1st, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the belated reply!

You should know, I’ve been going back to that thread ever since you linked it. It kind of makes me relieved I was never “required” to read any American or English classics for school! I do not want to imagine myself rebelling over something as wonderful as To Kill a Mockingbird.:p

Ah, how I love your philosophy. :D It’s true. I keep reminding myself to read more of everything. Even if it means chickening out halfway through a Stephen King (that just happened, haha) because it was just too much for me, at least I can say I ventured that far! Sometimes I’m in a mood to read nothing but kids’ books. Or sometimes I want to soldier through George R. R. Martin’s work and I have to seize on those moods so that I can actually FINISH the book FAST. And someday I’ll get to those classics I have my eye on. I will.
natural_blue_26
Apr. 5th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
No worries- I always assume real life hits, and boy do I understand that! So glad you love the thread. ♥

I must defend myself that most of my dislike on that one paticular topic was over the fact that my teacher made me deface </em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> with multi-colored highlighter instead of with the book itself lol. -_^ (I HATE WRITING IN BOOKS. JUST SEEMS LIKE A CARDINAL SIN.)

I hear you on the Stephan King- my fiance *loves* his books and I haven't really ever made it through one myself... But you know what? That's okay lol. But where would we be in life without our ever growing 'To Read' lists?
redsilverchains
Apr. 5th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, I wasn't thinking about your particular comment in the thread! Just brought up To Kill a Mockingbird because it's possibly the piece of ~true literary work that's closest to my heart.

and ughughugh on highlighting books D: I suppose some people do it for themselves, but-but--don't they hear the pages crying?

HE TRULY KNOWS HOW TO TERRIFY. Terrific writer but guhhh.
natural_blue_26
Apr. 5th, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
and ughughugh on highlighting books D: I suppose some people do it for themselves, but-but--don't they hear the pages crying?

I KNOW RIGHT??

Literally you have phrased that possibly the best way ever to descibe the horror being inflicted. -_^
wingedflight21
Mar. 20th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
AAALLLL of this!

This is absolutely gorgeous, and funny enough, reminds me of what happened with my sister this weekend. She hates reading anything except for graphic novels, and there's been so many times when I've told her that she'd love a book and she'll respond that maybe she'll read it if they create a graphic novel for it.

So on Saturday we were watching the HG trailers together and I pulled out the book and told her she'd love it and then read the first two chapters to her. Sunday, I read up to the halfway point before I began to lose my voice. Monday morning, she took the book along with her to school. This morning, she was carrying around the sequel. WIN.

And it's not like I have anything against graphic novels. I just don't want her to miss out on some amazing stories because she's limiting herself to one medium of writing. And hopefully she doesn't stop with this series, but discovers how good all sorts of books can be.
redsilverchains
Apr. 1st, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
Agggh, sorry I really fail at replying.

You're so sweet to do that for your sister! My little brother's also racing through Catching Fire right now. I don't think he's gone to bed yet! It's similar with him: he's not what you'd call 'a reader'. Buuut if he discovers something he really, REALLY likes, he'll TEAR through it. He discovered Terry Pratchett and James Bond books on his own and now he has a whole box of them under his bed.

Maybe your sister will latches onto more books like THG after she finishes. :)
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