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About The Midnight Library Book

The #1 New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year

"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post

The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

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Life can be rather shitty sometimes, like when you're terribly depressed, but Matt Haig manages to show that it's just a matter of perspective and you can choose to chill the fuck down and enjoy some of the rides that life gives you. You know, making lemonade out of those lemons and such.



Well, far be it from me to say, but there is more to this world than swimming really fast. There are many different possible lives ahead fo you. Like I said last week, you could be a glaciologist.

'Want', she told her, in a measured tone, 'is an interesting word. It means lack. Sometimes if we fill that lack with something else the original want disappears entirely. Maybe you have a lack problem rather than a want problem. Maybe there is a life that you really want to live.'

You can choose choices but not outcomes.

'Never underestimate the big importance of small things'


Regret Overload

Doing one thing differently is often the same as doing everything differently.

'It's hard to predict, isn't it?' she asked, looking blankly in front of her as she moved a black bishop across the board to take a white pawn. 'The things that will make us happy.'

Regrets don't leave They weren't mosquito bites. They itch forever.

The flowers have water. They'll be ok. They're looked after.




His voice, she realised, didn't sound like she remembered. It sounded emptier. A bit colder. Maybe it was tiredness. Maybe it was stress. Maybe it was marriage.

Bertrand Russell wrote that 'To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three-parts dead'... But Bertrand Russell had more marriages and affairs than hot diners, so perhaps he was no on to give advice.



"Menurutku masalahmu adalah takut hidup"

Ini menyakitkan, kata itu membuat Nora tidak bisa nafas.



Takut mencintai berarti takut hidup, dan mereka yang takut hidup dalam tiga perempatnya sudah mati — Bertranad Russel



"Satu-satunya cara untuk belajar adalah hidup"



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That beautiful moment, when you are so lost in a book, it's story. When you feel happy, weary, thrilled and excited. And you end up thinking why this had to end!!

When you become so attached to the characters, that you try to be like one.

Magical power of stories! 


life is full of choices

opportunity comes and goes. when you make the wrong moves, its okay because life is an endless journey with full of choices.

regret is toxic. it eats the shit out of your life. so instead of keep regretting and having depression out of it, stop thinking about it and start improving yourself for the better. learn from what you're regretting and live your life to the fullest.


Life is as simple as chess.

There are 16 chess pieces in a game of chess; as life begins perfectly in our career. We lose them as the game progress, just like our plans fail as time passes. Eventually, we were left with only a pawn and a king; our aspiration to achieve goals, and our inner soul. Most people surrender. But if we think deeper, it is in fact a queen in waiting, waiting to reach the other side of the checkerboard. Zooming further in, it is not just a queen in waiting, it is an opportunity to unlock all possibilities. If the game is still playable, be persistent. Who knows one day the table might turnover?


The only way to learn is to live



It's not what you look at that matters , it's what you see!

- Thoreau



If you re someone who tries to find more about how the universe works, why things happen the way they happen, are there any other possibilities for things to happen then I'd absolutely recommend you to read this amazing novel.

It just changed my way of living my life and viewing thingss





The only way to learn is to live.

If you keep searching for the meaning of life, you can never live it.

Being alive itself is an opportunity to shape your life and make it better


Nice book highly recommended 👌

Nice book highly recommended 👌

I really enjoyed reading this book.

The struggle every human , thinking we can change our present by changing our past choices!

I found the answer that satisfies me in this book


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