“You’re shaking,” he said. “I’m not used to people trying to kill me.” “Really? I hardly notice anymore.” ~Leigh Bardugo
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday has us tracking down our favorite green, yellow, and purple book covers in honor of Mardi Gras. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great Top Ten Tuesday!
“It’s the duty of every man and woman who has achieved some success in life to pass it on, because when we’re gone, what matters most isn’t what we were able to attain but who we were able to help.” - Mateo Askaripour
“The face of Doctor Avrana Kern—whoever and whatever she truly was—flickered and ghosted on their screens, sometimes inhuman in its stoic patience, at other times twisted by waves of nameless, involuntary emotions, the mad goddess of the green planet." ~ Adrian Tchaikovsky, Children of Time
“The peculiarity of being a writer is that the entire enterprise involves the mortal humiliation of seeing one’s own words in print.” ~ Joan Didion
This week’s topic is a Valentine’s Day freebie, so we put together a list of our favorite love stories. We don’t read many romance novels, but there are still some wonderful love stories among our favorite books. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great Top Ten Tuesday!
“It’s not always the truth that survives, but the stories we wish to believe. The legends lie. They smooth over imperfections to tell a good tale, or to instruct us how we should behave, or to assign glory to victors and shame those who falter. Perhaps there were some in Sparta who embodied those myths. Perhaps. But how we are remembered is less important than what we do now.” ~ Alexandra Bracken
"I leap out of the water. But when I come down, the shark is right in front of me. I jump again, looking for an escape." ~Rosanne Parry
“The thought became clear and clean: it would take just some small strokes of pen to transfer these doodled drafts onto the official blue index cards and he could pepper the dictionary with false entries. Thousands of them—cuckoos-in-the-nest, changeling words, easily overlooked mistakes. He could define parts of the world that only he could see or for which he felt responsible.” ~ Eley Williams