Category: donna tartt

Caring too much for objects can destroy you. Only — if you care for a thing enough, it takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it? And isn’t the whole point of things — beautiful things — that they connect you to some larger beauty?

It’s Friday! Is it me or has it been a long week? It hasn’t necessarily been a bad week or anything (at least for me), but it’s just been… thorough. I’d be glad it’s the weekend except one of my classes meets on Sunday so eh, that’s not something I love, but what can you do? 

Anyway, there are some pretty neat-looking books on sale (including one of the lesser known novels by Donna Tartt!), so be sure to have a look! I also included Caroline Alexander’s Iliad translation because I personally really like it and it was on sale, so what better reason? 😛 I hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend!

Today’s Deals:

NOTE:  I am categorizing these book deals posts under the tag #bookdeals, so if you don’t want to see them then just block that tag and you should be good. I am an Amazon affiliate in addition to a Book Depository affiliate and will receive a small (but very much needed!)  commission on any purchase made through these links.

Sometimes it’s about playing a poor hand well.


Shelf-Confidence Book Photo Challenge January 2020

Day 1: Alphabetical Alliterative Adjectives – Alpha Attitude

We looked at each other and just laughed; everything was hysterically funny, even the playground slide was smiling at us, and at some point, deep in the night, when we were swinging on the jungle gym and showers of sparks were flying out of our mouths, I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.

“Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it’s going to kill us.”

Donna Tartt



There are such things as ghosts. People everywhere have always known that. And we believe in them every bit as much as Homer did. Only now, we call them by different names. Memory. The unconscious.


pre-loved books // the secret history by donna tartt