from my bookshelf: daisy jones & the six by taylor jenkins reid

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daisy jones & the six is a fictional story about a 1970s rock band. it reads like a series of interviews, jumping from one band member to the next. it feels very much like a nonfiction narrative. each character has their own struggles and experiences, which all collide as they work together to create the one thing they all have in common: music.

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“It scared me that the only thing between this moment of calm and the biggest tragedy of my life was me choosing not to do it.”

“I wish someone had told me that love isn’t torture. Because I thought love was this thing that was supposed to tear you in two and leave you heartbroken and make your heart race in the worst way. I thought love was bombs and tears and blood. I did not know that it was supposed to make you lighter, not heavier. I didn’t know it was supposed to take only the kind of work that makes you softer. I thought love was war. I didn’t know it was supposed to … I didn’t know it was supposed to be peace.”

“But loving somebody isn’t perfection and good times and laughing and making love. Love is forgiveness and patience and faith and every once in a while, it’s a gut punch. That’s why it’s a dangerous thing, when you go loving the wrong person. When you love somebody who doesn’t deserve it. You have to be with someone that deserves your faith and you have to be deserving of someone else’s. It’s sacred.”