To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.
--"Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold
I’ve done really well!
I gave copies to students waiting for and sitting on the campus shuttles, and then convinced a campus police officer that he should read the Hunger Games as well. Everyone was a little confused when I started my spiel, but by the end they looked eager to read!
Heck, I’d rather read a book for fun than study for finals anyway! ;)
Happy World Book Night!