Best Quotes from ‘Her Body and Other Parties’

Best Quotes from ‘Her Body and Other Parties’

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado was published on this day, October 3rd, three years ago. It was short listed for the National Book Prize in 2017 and for the National Dylan Thomas Prize in 2018. In this collection of short stories a wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the mysterious green ribbon from around her neck, a woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague spreads across the earth, a salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery about a store’s dresses, one woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted house guest, and in one …

Best Quotes from ‘Kafka on the Shore’

Best Quotes from ‘Kafka on the Shore’

On September 12th, eighteen years ago, the novel Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami was published. Today, we celebrate with some of the best quotes from this acclaimed work of fiction. image via goodreads “Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing …