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She Reads Everything

I love books. Just staring at my bookshelves gives me a sense of peace. Rather than any specific genre, I love good books. To me a good book is one that at the end leaves me happier and/or smarter.

After Rain: Stories

After Rain - William Trevor The theme of this collection seems to be: people need to hurt those close to them in order to feel any kind of self-respect or control over their lives. And the injured parties just roll over and take it as their due. If the imagery was more striking I could handle the irritatingly mopey attitudes, but it's not quite there.