“What could I become if I stopped worrying about death, about pain, about anything? If I stopped trying to belong? Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.” ~ Holly Black
Lately, our reading has been pretty up and down. It seems like we’re reading books we absolutely love or can’t stand. Anyone else having that lately?
“My mother always cautioned me against dwelling on the past and the future. What happened will never unhappen, she liked to say; what is to happen will happen—better you focus on what’s happening in front of you,” - Imbolo Mbue
In May, we’re getting ready for some big summer reads by tackling books that have been on our TBRs for far too long. What are you reading this month?
This week's topic had us searching through some of our favorite fantasy stories and books we haven't read since we were kids.
At parties, people no longer showed off their new gadgets, jewelry, or hairstyles, but prosthetic cochleas that improved the sense of balance, artificial muscles with augmented contraction characteristics, prosthetic limbs that obeyed mental directions, or updated firmware that enhanced sensory organs. ~ Chen Quifan, Waste Tide
“The more complicated a person’s strategy seemed, the less likely an opponent was to look for simple answers. If you could keep someone looking at your knight, you could take them with a pawn. Look past the details. Past the complications.” ~ Jennifer Lynn Barnes