Léna's Lit.Life

Léna (me): Lit, as in literature, Lit, as in light, Lit, as in a little kooky: Life.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Damn You, Goldfinch!

The other night I had one of those dreams that ran in my head like a movie, or better yet, as a novel. I would not let myself wake up, for I was conscious enough that it was a great story and that I needed to remember it to turn it into said novel. It started with a phone call and a death, and ended with a young man smuggling a painting out of a museum.

Groggy, I force myself to half-sit and scrawl the dream down in my journal, excited about my novel-as-dream, dream-as-novel when it hits me - I am writing the plot of Donna Tartt's latest tour de force, The Goldfinch.

Damn you.

I had just devoured The Goldfinch over the holidays. I read, a captive audience, eschewing time with my family to snuggle in between the pages, to sigh with jealousy, admiration and awe at what writer's can do. The research, the in depth characterizations, the metaphors, the symbolism, the plot twists, the drama!




“Caring too much for objects can destroy you. Only—if you care for a thing enough, it takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it? And isn’t the whole point of things—beautiful things—that they connect you to some larger beauty?”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch 


  1. The way you wrote about finch,made me fall in love with it.I will surely make my next app with finch. Educational apps for kids

  2. I know that it's fake, I just don't like it when people badmouth the buisness without knowing anything about it. Wrestlers are on the road 300 days a year, suffer injuries that would end the careers of other athletes, and they do it because they love it. And wrestling fans come from all over the world. I have been to shows and have seen people who are white, black, brown, yellow, purple, green, blue, etc; I see people bring their famalies. Wrestling fans are world wide, from Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico and everywhee in between. So please show some respect.

  3. "At what *writer's can do"? Sigh. Your grandmother would not approve.


  4. That contemporary buckle is without a doubt black colored enameled at silver-tone computer. A minute Gucci custom logo design is without a doubt taught at chanel replica that buckle. It collection staple jointly several versions: along with a internet business agree with, through hermes replica simple tight pants or skirts, and through any specific in-between pants. The nation's mobility clarifies that it's a very good travelling supplement. That belt is produced on Malta. Volume: 37 in. That Gucci Stylish Clothing Belt on great, darkish, obvious wash rag along with a fake rolex gold-tone, rectangular shape buckle is definitely the appropriate stop in the clearly outfit individual. It belt is produced on Malta. Volume: fourty in. That buckle model in the Gucci Crest Symbol Stylish Wash rag Belt is without a doubt prada replica visuals! That gold-tone computer through chevron cut-outs additionally, the Gucci crest symbol feature embossed in the buckle is without a doubt magnificent. It will be stated in black colored and chanel replica dark wash rag. That belt is produced on Malta. Capacities: 37 in, fourty in and even 46 in.

  5. So, if you provide suffering very clutches are alike. The replica handbags crux of the problem is that the existence of sales to dance like a musician clutch is you put the number of each different parts of the various businesses. You will find many sites online they provide special offers, and other sales that louis vuitton wallets grabs an eye, recommends him to make the store more and more customers. Once you get a copy of the new dance developers clutch and see to get profit with the development of the Internet site security, by doing so, you can become a company of chanel replica extra confidence, you will be ordered management group.

  6. Customers can calmly chanel replica analyze their artefact archive and brands with the advice of the internet. All the items accessible in their abundance are 100% 18-carat that provides able results. In any case, if you don't like gucci replica their items, you can aswell acknowledgment it aback to them and get your money back. They are committed to accouterment chargeless shipment civic and bear your ordered items beeline to your replica watches doorway. They accomplish all efforts to accommodate the accomplished akin louis vuitton replica of achievement to all the barter in prada replica Canada. Customer achievement is the greatest priority.

  7. A few individuals say Japan is still the best place for one to search for Japanese used cars to buy. In any case, there are difficulties that face the individuals who set out to wander into that nation (even web) searching for a Japanese utilized auto available to be purchased at the right cost. For more information visit now

  8. Want to watch the most important match of Euro Cup 2016, the big final live from your home,just check out Euro Cup Final Live Streaming

  9. If you love cats, you must check out my blog National Cat Day
    which is solely dedicated to cats. Learn everything you want to know about cats and stay updated. Enjoy with your pets on Cat Day and make her feel special.

  10. The articles write very well,i had shared it,hope the blogger can also visite my websites.
    Nike Air Max 90 Shoes
    Nike Free Flyknit 5.0 Shoes
    Nike LunarGlide 8 Shoes

  11. We have collected some of the most beautiful and awesome Happy New Year 2017 messages that you can easily share or send to your friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, family, and others.