Category: the secret history



Shelf-Confidence Book Photo Challenge January 2020

Day 1: Alphabetical Alliterative Adjectives – Alpha Attitude



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

Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming.


If I’m outside, I normally have a book and my camera with me.

Does such a thing as ‘the fatal flaw,’ that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn’t. Now I think it does. And I think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.

They understand not only evil, it seemed, but the extravagance of tricks with which evil presents itself as good.