Borrowed Words

Quotes from When Breath Becomes Air

1. “We often sneaked out at night to, for example, sing “American Pie” beneath the window of the captain of the cheerleading team. (Her father was a local minister and so, we reasoned, less likely to shoot). After I was caught returning at dawn from one such late-night escapade, my worried mother thoroughly interrogated me […]…… Continue reading Quotes from When Breath Becomes Air


I have been reading Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood since last night. Waiting the entire day in a clinic waiting room has allowed me to devour one-third of the novel (slow, I know). I’m still in the waiting room with my parents, by the way. I just finished chapter five of the book and paused to…… Continue reading