By the Book – Literary Life Lessons

If you’re like me, you can’t simply finish a book, put it back on its shelf, and move on to the next one. Instead, I think it over once, I think it over twice, and then I try to find out if this book has changed me. Some books teach me who I am, and others educate me about important matters such as politics, history, and identity. Whichever book I read, there’s always a lesson to be learned. Here you can read about what I’ve learned from the books I’ve read so far.

In Tune With Time: De Avonden/The Evenings by Gerard Reve

“Boredom… Oh, I’m so bored. Life is dreadful. I don’t care about anything.” Sounds like a good book, right? Gerard Reve’s The Evenings, about nothing but boredom, is regarded as an absolute classic of Dutch literature.

By the Book #36 – Wendy, Darling by A. C. Wise

Do we ever truly grow up? Or will there always be a part of us that remains a child forever? A. C. Wise’s Peter Pan retelling Wendy, Darling tries to settle the matter once and for all.

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