Thursday, April 18, 2013

Little Birds

"Paris never gets too dark, because when natural light dissolves, you're never too far from a streetlamp—and they're often beautiful—set upon tall black stalks, each lamp a glowing pair of white balls in love with its very own length of street. Sometimes, they all flicker to life at the same time, as if together they can hold off darkness."

If you haven't discovered Simon Van Booy yet, I can't say enough about him. This lovely quote is from the story "Little Birds" in his collection titled The Secret Lives of People in Love. Last summer, I read his novel Everything Beautiful Began After, and fell in love. Go! Pick up one of his books!


  1. Thank you, Amy, for your many and much appreciated book suggestions! Here is one in return. I just finished reading Kati Marton's Paris, A Love Story. You are one who might take this book to heart as much as I did. Hope you give it a read if you haven't already done so.

  2. KCLR, thank you! This is one of the few memoirs set in Paris that I have not read and it looks fantastic. Thanks so much for the recommendation! I look forward to reading it... xo