“Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.” - Susan Cain
“I have a condition that prompts me to want to know the truth at all times. You can imagine the amount of distress this ailment brings to those of us who could otherwise live so content in a state of blissful ignorance,” - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
“The murderer is not unaccountable for his own murder, And the robbed is not blameless in being robbed.” ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
"Almost everyone is screwed up, broken, clingy, scared, and yet designed for joy. Even (or especially) people who seem to have it more or less together are more like the rest of us than you would believe. I try not to compare my insides to their outsides, because this makes me much worse than I already am,” Anne Lamott
"Slowly, Whiskeyjack studied each man in his squad. He saw the caring in their eyes, the open offer to the friendship he'd spent years suppressing. All that time pushing them away, pushing everyone away, and the stubborn bastards just kept on coming back." ~ Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday looks at our most anticipated books releasing in the first half of 2019. We’re both dealing with a healthy backlog of books, so it’s hard to think too much about buying more books, but there are a few that we’re looking forward to.
The Mirror Visitor is a classical fantasy series in terms of world building but it sets itself apart when it comes to character development.