Books read – 2
Total pages read – 214
Mini-challenge completed: 4
It feels so crazy to me that we’ve been doing the Read-a-thon for seven hours now. It doesn’t feel that way. Though next year I will have a laptop so I can sit outside, read, and cheer.
I just finished reading Ann Patchett’s What Now? It’s an extension of the graduation speech she spoke at Sarah Lawrence a while back. I really liked. It reminds me of Anna Quindlen’s A Short Guide to a Happy Life. My favorite quote from the book is:
“What now is not just a panic-stricken question tossed out into a dark unknown. What now can also be our joy. It is a declaration of possibility, of promise, of chance. It acknowledges that our future is open, that we may do more than anyone expected of us, that at every point in our development we are still striving to grow. There’s a time in our lives when we all crave the answers. It seems terrifying not to know what’s coming next. But there is another time, a better time, when we see our lives as a series of choices, and What now represents our excitement and our future, the very vitality of life. It’s up to you to choose a life that will keep expanding. It takes discipline to remain curious . . . “