2018 in review

This year was the first in which I’ve regularly read for pleasure, and I’ve come across so many amazing new books and writers, from Susan Orlean to Danez Smith.

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qotd: live

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To live in preparation of adversity and finding ways to preserve your core values—this is what it means to learn ‘how to live.’

—Qiu Miaojin, Last Words from Montmartre

qotd: freedom

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In memory, freedom is obvious. In the present moment it’s harder to appreciate, or recognize as a form of responsibility.

—Zadie Smith, Feel Free: Essays

qotd: attention

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Literature is dialogue; responsiveness . . . A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.

Susan Sontag, from speech after being awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2003