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Armchair BEA: Literary Fiction

By 3:31 PM

 
Today we're discussing literary fiction! What a broad topic to discuss! I know that so many books can be considered literary fiction, but I always think of books that have made me really think and have had a profound impact on my life. Really, the books we read in school!
 
One such book would have to be Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. It is such a beautifully, simplistic book but offers so much wisdom and insight.
 
Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly.”
 
“We choose our next world through what we learn in this one. Learn nothing, and the next world is the same as this one, all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome.” 
 
 
The Little Prince by Antonie de Saint-Exupery would be another of my personal favorite examples. Again, another simplistic type book with such wisdom and knowledge to share.
 
“People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” 
 
 
“You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night...You - only you - will have stars that can laugh.”
 
 


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17 comments

  1. I love The Little Prince! I have read it in several different languages, and I have the audiobook as well. It is one of the few books all my children have really loved as well!

    I love the quote about: but you can't see with your eyes, you need to see with your heart...

    Here's my Literary Fiction post.

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    1. Oh I love that quote too!! This is such a cute book. It's been a long time since I've read it. I may have to change that in the not-so distant future!

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  2. thanks for reminding us of those 2 great books

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  3. I haven't thought about The Little Prince in years. Thanks for the reminder :)

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    1. I really haven't either, but as I was trying to decide which examples to use it just popped up in the back of mind. :D

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  4. I haven't read either of these! I've heard of The Little Prince though but this is my first time actually seeing the book. I'll definitely have to look into both of these.

    My Literary Fiction post

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    1. They're both really great reads and both very short and easy to read. Definitely worth checking out.

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  5. WoW - I haven't read either of these books but the quotes are profound. I may have to check them out.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They are two very sweet, short books. With some amazing quotes!

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  6. When I saw the topic for today, I also thought of books I'd read for school! You chose two highlight two great books.

    I read Jonathan Livingston Seagull a couple of years ago for a philosophy class I took in high school, and it really left an impression. Both of these books are full of simple wisdom, though. Everyone should read them!

    Daniela @ The Cozy Armchair

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    1. Thanks Daniela! I read both of them in school and 10 years later have made such an impact that I still remember them and my favorite lines. And I agree- everyone should try them at least once, purely for the wisdom they offer.

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  7. Wow, I haven't thought about those books in a long time! Thanks for the reminder!

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  8. Oh man, I haven't read either of those! Hangs head in shame. I don't read many that are literary because I'm already a slow reader and those are even slower reads to me. I enjoy the ones that I read though.

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    1. I don't read them a whole lot anymore either Dana, so don't be ashamed! The great thing about these two books is that they are very short and simplistic- so they are fast reads, which worked out perfect when I read them!

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  9. I haven't read either of those! One of my good friends LOVES The Little Prince so I know I need to check it out! The other book sounds interesting, too!

    my ABEA post

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