Six Impossible Things

A Blog About Fiction and Reading


"'Now I'll give you something to believe. I'm just one hundred and one, five months and a day.'

"'I can't believe that!' said Alice.

"'Can't you?' the Queen said in a pitying tone. 'Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.'

"Alice laughed: 'There's no use trying,' she said; 'one can't believe impossible things.'

"'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'"

–Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass


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  1. Good evening.
    I don’t know if this is the right place to tell you that I chanced upon your site and loved it after reading a few words, but I already did, anyway, so it doesn’t really count anymore.

    I just finished reading Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani a few minutes ago, and I Am The Messenger is next up on my list.

    I super like your blog. =)

    Comment by Najee | September 12, 2006 | Reply

  2. Happened upon your website today and have just subscribed through bloglines. Your book reviews are so well written and interesting. I’ve gotten tons of great leads here for books I’ll soon be reading. I look forward to your future reviews.

    Long write Neil Gaiman!

    Comment by Susan McGarvey | September 15, 2007 | Reply

  3. This is for the person that goes by the name of “Verkisto” on the boardgamegeek website. I want to give a BIG “THANK YOU !” for the information on the Subaru parking lights.
    I filled up yesterday and reset the trip meter so as to monitor the fuel consumption. After being home for about 3 hours my wife and kids came in and asked why I’d left the lights on on the car ! Luckily it hadn’t drained the battery and I did as you and pulled the fuse until I could research the problem today on the internet.”THANKS AGAIN” whomever you are.
    Carl Ewing

    Comment by Carl Ewing | October 21, 2007 | Reply

  4. I’m interested in imagination development, preparing to present at a national conference. I’m using this title for my presentation, too. Wonder if you’d like to share your worldview with me, how you promote imaginativeness.

    Warmly, Adam Blatner

    Comment by adam blatner | February 21, 2010 | Reply

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