You take a role and embrace it, but know that you are never whole, and those who fall in love with you or otherwise fall for your performance, not you, for you is never constant.


Choose your words carefully

Definitions of words should only be considered universal if the definition itself submits towards the reflexive adaptivity of the individual human experience.

In other words, don’t think the meanings you apply to words is identical to the meanings of the audiences receiving them.  

“You think that holding someone hard will bring them closer. You think that you can hold them so hard that you’ll still feel them, embossed on you, when you pull away.” Rainbow Rowell; Eleanor & Park

"I just can’t believe that life would give us to each other," he said, "and then take it back."

"I can," she said. "Life’s a bastard."

Rainbow Rowell; Eleanor & Park
“You can be Han Solo," he said, kissing her throat. "And I’ll be Boba Fett. I’ll cross the sky for you.” Rainbow Rowell; Eleanor & Park”
“Nothing before you counts," he said. "And I can’t even imagine an after.” Rainbow Rowell; Eleanor & Park
  • Park: Do you have a nickname?
  • Eleanor: Yeah, Eleanor.
  • Park: Not Nora? Or Ella? Or..Lena, you could be Lena. Or Lenny or Elle...
  • Eleanor: Are you trying to give me a nickname?
  • Park: No, I love your name. I don't want to cheat myself out of a single syllable.
“I just want to break that song into pieces," she said, "and love them all to death” Rainbow Rowell; Eleanor & Park
“It was the nicest thing she could imagine. It made her want to have his babies and give him both of her kidneys” Rainbow Rowell; Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


I just had to blog about this as soon as I finished reading it. Fell in love just by reading the first few pages. I don’t know but there’s just something about this book. I was caught off guard and couldn’t even believe I was already on the last page until I saw the acknowledgements. I was actually like, “Noooooo! Why is this the last page??" (haha), and I knew then that I really liked it because I wanted more pages to read. I wanted to know more, I wanted to know what’s going to happen next, not only with Eleanor and Park’s relationship but also with Eleanor’s mom and siblings, with that bastard Richie and with Park and Eleanor’s separate lives. I bet if there was a second book (which I wish there was), it would be about how Eleanor and Park would cope with their long distance relationship, if they’re still in a relationship. Because I wasn’t really sure if they had a happy ending or not.

Anyway, what I also liked about this book is that the situations written in it could happen and is also happening in real life. But what’s more likeable is that it really captured how it was to be a teen and in love without any cliches and whatnot.

This book didn’t taught me that first love would last nor that any love could last but it sure made me believe that somehow, it could happen ;)

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