My name is Jill. I’m a 20-something American who reads voraciously and widely. I will be posting my thoughts on books I read here. You can also find me on Goodreads.
My blog title is inspired by this quotation from The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson:
“Don’t do it, Eleanor told the little girl; insist on your cup of stars; once they have trapped you into being like everyone else you will never see your cup of stars again; don’t do it; and the little girl glanced at her, and smiled a little subtle, dimpling, wholly comprehending smile, and shook her head stubbornly at the glass. Brave girl, Eleanor thought; wise, brave girl.”
For me, the cup of stars symbolizes what we like, what we want, what we aspire to be. I like reading books. I want to form cogent thoughts on books and discuss them. I (maybe) aspire to be a writer.
This is my cup of stars.