Thursday, January 27, 2011

Literature duplicates the experience of living in a way that nothing else can, drawing you so fully into another life that you temporarily forget you have one of your own. That is why you read it, and might even sit up in bed 'till early dawn, throwing your whole tomorrow out of whack, simply to find out what happens to some people who, you know perfectly well, are made up.
~Barbara Kingsolver


mindy said...

Boy is she right! I've even found myself, when I know very well that a character is coming to a bad end, hoping that just this time it will be different.

oreneta said...

There is, to my mind, simply no reason not to adore Kingsolver.