A real man

“But you’re better than I am, Katsa. And it doesn’t humiliate me. (…) It humbles me”. 

Graceling by Kristin Cashore



P: “Isn’t in your power to refuse? How can anyone force you to do anything?”

K: “He is the King. And you’re a fool, too, if you think I have a choice in the matter”. 

P: “But you do have a choice. He’s not the one who makes you savage. You make yourself savage, when you bend yourself to his will”. 

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Feeling touchy

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

I don’t think anyone could have imagined 100 years ago that we would be able to carry our books in our pockets. My dad is still often amazed over the sheer amount of books I carry everywhere in my eBook reader.

And he is not even aware of the amount of computer storage I use for my audiobooks.

But still, like I’m sure every book lover out there, I sometimes simply crave the feel and smell of an actual paper book. The whole thing is a completely different experience.

And while it does bring a lot of drawbacks, specially when my purse is not big enough to carry my book everywhere I go… I am in the mood for some of the traditional and deliciously classic reading experience. So, I went to my actual wooden bookshelf, and picked the first book from the top, and I got Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

(Yes. My books are sorted by order I which I apwant to read them.)

If I remember correctly, I got this book for the shelves at work. (Yes! We finally upgraded from a big pile of books to actual bookshelves.) And I picked it all for the cover. Isn’t that a simply beautiful cover? And he gold letters! I loved it. It is beautiful.

Let’s see if the insides match the outsides…