Since most of our favorite authors are the same, we decided to make a combined list this time around.
Seventy-five million miles away, an actual, honest-to-goodness spaceship was streaking toward the gas giant Vapna. It had pointy parts at the front end and a bank of glowing exhaust cones at the back, and in between it was covered in random fins and turrets and hatches and hundreds of little lighted windows.” ~ Philip Reeve, Station Zero
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a character freebie, so we decided to delve into one of our favorite genres: fantasy! Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for the prompt.
“Even if color is nothing but what the light reveals, that nothing has laws, and a boy on a pink bike must learn, above all else, the law of gravity.” - Ocean Vuong
This was a fun list to put together, though it was tough to narrow it all down! Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for the topic this week!
June was a decent month of reading for both of us (one more than the other), but we have plenty more to go on our summer TBRs!
“Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.” Cornelia Funke
“But then you stop nursing and the terrible truth descends: Your good brain is never coming back. You’ve traded vocabulary, lucidity, and memory for motherhood. You know how you’re in the middle of a sentence and you realize at the end you’re going to need to call up a certain word and you’re worried you won’t be able to, but you’re already committed so you hurtle along and then pause because you’ve arrived at the end but the word hasn’t? And it’s not even a ten-dollar word you’re after, like polemic or shibboleth, but a two-dollar word, like distinctive, so you just end up saying amazing?Which is how you join the gang of nitwits who describe everything as amazing.” - Maria Semple