“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
I actually got the idea for this blog from one of the character in Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices. Specifically from the dashing Will Herondale and his Mnemosyne rune.
I loved the idea of having a near-perfect recall or eidetic memory or photographic memory as they call it. Imagine not forgetting anything you’ve read or the quotes you love. On the downside you’ll remember everything you hate too.
Despite having no memory rune myself, there’s a quote that is stuck in my head for as long as I can remember. I don’t remember where I read it the first time but I know it by heart now.
“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”
— Alberto Manguel
At this point, I’m seriously considering the idea of starting to post about favorite quotes from every book I’ve ever read. Not just the one’s that are popular in the highlights in my kindle or from the quote section of goodreads, but also those funny as hell conversations and moments that I want to remember. That’s my site’s tag line right there – a storage for everything I cannot keep in my head.
My ‘enough-to-make-another-book’ highlight hoard on my kindle will have its day. Or days most likely.
First on the list will probably be, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.
“What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?”
For now, that’s just one of the ideas I have for this blog.