We had a lot of overlap in books this past September, and both of us bit off a bit more than we could chew. But all in all, it was still a great month of reading!
“All you can do, Rosemary–all any of us can do–is work to be something positive instead. That is a choice that every sapient must make every day of their life. The universe is what we make of it. It’s up to you to decide what part you will play.” ~ Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
“I am old, but the word to me means familiar, comfortable. Accustomed after long and venerable use. Not dilapidated and useless.” ~ Sherwood Smith, Treason’s Shore
“You’ll always be sad about this,” Mia said softly. “But it doesn’t mean you made the wrong choice. It’s just something that you have to carry.”
We both have several favorite authors, and fortunately, we still have many of their books to read. This week’s list was a lot of fun to come up with.
“I took the garbage out into the hallway and threw it down the trash chute. Having a trash chute was one of my favorite things about my building. It made feel important, like I was participating in the world. My trash mixed with the trash of others. The things I touched touched things other people had touched. I was contributing. I was connecting,” Ottessa Moshfegh.
"Libraries save the world, a lot, but outside the narrative mode of heroism: through contemplative action, anonymously and collectively. " - Sophie Mayer
“Nothing is invented, for it’s written in nature first. Originality consists of returning to the origin.” ~Dan Brown, Origin