The first dish was a consommé that tasted as if a million chickens had died to make it. ~ Ruth Reichl, Tender at the Bone
“It was, he thought, a blessing to have lived out his life in a place that spun slowly like that yellow leaf, an eddy in the American rapids, a place that was shrinking when most of the country was growing, growing, ever-growing,” ~ Bill McKibben
"There's no freedom," he sighed, "They are watching us constantly. I know they are recording everything we say and keeping files on us, and I feel really bad all the time . . ." from Without You There is No Us.
“When poor people hear a loud noise, they whip their heads around. Wealthy people finish their sentences, then just glance back,” Ottessa Moshfegh
While this still felt like Earthsea and the characters were as strong as ever, this story felt quiet compared to previous entries, in a way that I wasn’t totally grabbed by.
2017 was a great year of reading, and our very first year of Lit Lens! Thank you for following along on our reading journey and for telling us about your own.
"It's illegal to yell 'Fire!' in a crowded theater, right?" "It is." "Well, I've whispered 'Racism' in a post-racial world."