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Two Weeks into the #LesMisReadalong: An Upright Man

When I read a title like Les Misérables, I assume most of the focus on this book will be about miserable people or miserable conditions. Even though I entered this knowing the first section would be about “An Upright Man,” I did not expect these chapters to make me feel warm toward any character in… Continue reading Two Weeks into the #LesMisReadalong: An Upright Man


“There will come a time…”

“‘There will come a time,’ I said, ‘when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this’ – I gestured encompassingly – ‘will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.'”

~ Hazel, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (6%)


“’After my name day feast, I’m going to raise a host and kill your brother myself. That’s what I’ll give you, Lady Sansa. Your brother’s head.’
A kind of madness took over her then, and she heard herself say, ‘Maybe my brother will give me your head.’”

~ George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones