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The Rising
Kelley Armstrong
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente
The Mark of Athena
Rick Riordan
Princess of the Silver Woods
Jessica Day George
The Serpent's Shadow
Rick Riordan
The Demigod Diaries
Rick Riordan
Scarlet
Marissa Meyer
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Jane Yolen
The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie
William Joyce
Perfect Scoundrels
Ally Carter
Dove Descending: A Journey into T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets (Sapientia Classics) - Thomas Howard "What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." ~ T. S. Eliot

The only thing better than reading Eliot's Four Quartets is reading Thomas Howard's thoughts and ruminations on them, both scholarly and entirely unacademic. He takes you with him on his journey through the poems, but he never claims to be the authority on them or to be able to tell you what it was that Eliot is saying or what you ought to be taking away from them as so many "professional" texts do. Still, the background information that he provides does help illuminate the texts, especially for anyone unfamiliar with either Eliot or his times.

Most highly recommended.

Love "is itself unmoving." It is only "the cause and end of movement, Timeless, and undesiring..."
Passion, romantic love, infatuation, fraternal or paternal or maternal or filial love, patriotism, attachment to an old family house: these are all loves. Love itself is the object of all desire, but it is not itself desire.

Emphasis my own.

"humankind cannot bear very much reality." We could not sustain the sudden epiphany of Reality. The best we can hope for are those fugitive hints, which adumbrate Reality. The image of that fleeting state of consciousness that stands on the cusp of time and Reality.