Anna K asks similar questions to Tolstoy's classic novel but gives very different answers.
Review: Conversations with Friends
You underestimate your own power so you don't have to blame yourself for treating other people badly.”
Review: The Missing of Clairedelune
“One grows up and then one grows old, and that’s it, from one day to the next, one’s forever angry with one’s mirror,” Christelle Dabos
“Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.” - Susan Cain
Review: The Hate U Give
“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right,” Angie Thomas
Review: Louisiana’s Way Home
“In some ways, this is a story of woe and confusion, but it is also a story of joy and kindness and free peanuts,” Kate DiCamillo
Review: The Brink of Darkness
“This hair of yours,” she said. “I suspect you don’t care to hear anyone’s opinion—but may I tell you my opinion? “
“Um, sure?” said Val.
“It is sublime,” said Ripper. “You must not alter it until you’ve infuriated as many imbeciles as you can.”
“If you take a book with you on a journey," Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, "an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it," Cornelia Funke.
Review: Gift from the Sea
“Mechanically we have gained, in the last generation, but spiritually we have, I think, unwittingly lost.”
Review: Colors Insulting to Nature
“Lexie’s curmudgeonly dad, after a few tearful door-slams, hard truths, and violin music, reluctantly agrees to let a top ice-coach transform diamond-in-the-rough Lexie into a polished Olympic contender in six months (introducing the Ticking Clock, Hollywood Formula Obstacle #1).”