>Bonjour.

>
“I think
we ought to read
only the kind of books
that wound and stab us.
If the book we are reading
doesn’t wake us up with a
blow on the head,
what are we reading it for?
We need the books
that affect us like a disaster,
that grieve us deeply,
like the death of someone
we loved more than ourselves,
like being banished into forests
far from everyone,like a suicide.
A book must be the axe
for the frozen sea inside us.”
-Franz Kafka

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