What I learned from Elphie ten years ago: “People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.” I was probably too young to be reading Wicked at thirteen. Still a better love story than anything written by Nicholas Sparks.
Por eso siempre digo que soy una mala persona 🧠
“She dropped her shyness like a nightgown, and in the liquid glare of sunlight on old boards she held up her hands — as if, in the terror of the upcoming skirmish, she had at last understood that she was beautiful. In her own way.” Things I learned from Elphaba, ten years later: we’re all strong in our own vulnerable way and we’re all evil, beautiful, lunatic people. “So he stalked her again. Love makes hunters of us all.” #GregoryMaguire#Wicked#SpringDresses#ItHasPockets
Happy Friday bookwyrms!!! I hope you guys have an amazing weekend
I’m getting around for work at the moment. I’m pretty sure I’m going to end up alphabetizing shelves tonight - thrilling I know ;) But I ordered my proof copy of Imber today so that’s something.
Also I really just felt like using Wicked today. Anyone else obsessed with Wicked? Or even musicals in general?
Anyway it literally has nothing to do with our #marchlitwrit prompt which isssss why do you write?
Writing is my lifeblood. When I was younger I wrote because I loved stories. Because I consumed books like oxygen and they left imprints and ideas in my mind. It took years for me to realize I could write stories and actually put them in books, no idea why. But that was only more motivating - I might be able to share my stories and brighten someone’s day. They might love my characters like I still love Aragorn or Sirius.
Writing is what I do. I can’t even sleep without thinking about it - all of my best ideas and characters come from dreams. Writing is the ups when I’m down, the adventures when I’m stagnant. I know my characters better than I know some of my friends When I’m not okay, I can make them okay. And maybe, just maybe, I can make someone else okay too. Even just for a little while.
Después de leer "Wicked" de Gregory Maguire, empaticé mucho con Elphaba, la malvada bruja del Oeste, y aprendí que toda historia tiene tantas versiones como implicados haya en esta. Desde entonces no fui capaz de mirar a Dorothy (El mago de Oz) con los mismos ojos y le tomé mucha simpatía a Elphaba tras descubrir su dura historia.
Después me puse a investigar sobre el autor y resulta que ha escrito muchas novelas desde la perspectiva del villano de los cuentos populares. Así que decidí leer este libro narrado desde la perspectiva de una de las hermanastras de Cenicienta. A ver si al final acabo odiando a Cenicienta también...
Por cierto, primer libro que leo este año. El año pasado no completé mi reto de Goodreads y el anterior tampoco. Y visto lo visto puede que este año tampoco...
Me podéis añadir a Goodreads, si queréis, e intercambiar reseñas y valoraciones. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/52411075-patricia
I read this ages ago, but didn't have my own copy. Buttt Barnes and Noble had the set on sale, and I had a coupon!
I hadnt seen the musical first, I waited until after but I had seen lots of comparisons to Elsa from Frozen so, it wasn't what I was expecting. I suppose the comparisons only really apply to the musical.
#bookishrandomthings fictional friendships Glinda and Elphaba. Its been a while so I don't remember how good of friends they were in the book.
O mal é a moral em sua essência, a escolha do vício sobre a virtude. Você pode fingir que não sabe, pode racionalizar, mas sabe, na sua consciência ... Evil is morality in its essence, the choice of vice over virtue. You can pretend that you do not know, you can rationalize, but you know, in your conscience ... Le mal est la morale dans son essence, le choix du vice sur la vertu. Vous pouvez prétendre que vous ne savez pas, vous pouvez rationaliser, mais vous savez, dans votre conscience ... #gregorymaguire#wicked#livre#books#livros#lire#leitura#reading#skoob