the polysyllabic spree

"Book-love... never flags or fails, but like Beauty itself, is a joy forever."

Monday, May 30, 2005

Book Quotes: Memoirs of a Geisha

"Since the day that I'd left Yoroido, I'd done nothing but worry that every turn of life's wheel would bring yet another obstacle into my path; and of course, it was the worrying and the struggle that had always made life so vividly real to me. When we fight upstream against a rocky undercurrent, every foothold takes on a kind of urgency."

"I don't think any of us can speak frankly about pain until we are no longer enduring it."

Sunday, May 29, 2005


Hello, how do you do? Welcome to herbookshelf. A site—or rather, a blog—dedicated to what else, books. This is basically where I put book reviews, lists, stories, and whathaveyou. A book log for moi basically, which you can participate in.

This was created by a person (that’s me) who had nothing to do on a Saturday night (sometimes life allows us to be bored) and after drinking ten gallons of water, decided to make a blog about books. I guess you can tell that she’s a bit obsessed (it’s quite scary really) with literature. Mostly though, I got this idea from people around the World Wide Web who talks about books everyday. And I like that, so I thought, hmmm… why not be a dork and make one?

Anyways, before I start babbling about things that are unrelated to books, I should end this now and leave you alone. Don’t forget this blog (it’s really easy to remember. now all righty?

I promise next time, I'll be more serious.

Feel free (but not too free, there’s not much freedom here. ah… I was kidding) to suggest, comment, or anything else in between. As long as it’s about… you guess it, books, of course.

Welcome! Bienvenido! Bienvenue!