This week's topic is the last ten books that gave us a book hangover. It didn't take either of us terribly long to think of our top five books that stayed with us long after we closed the cover—all for good reasons.
“. . . then hearing her use words like connoisseur, Alix was filled with feelings that went from confused and highly impressed to low and guilty in response to the first reaction. There was no reason for Emira to be unfamiliar with this word. And there was no reason for Alix to be impressed.” - Kiley Reid
Number of people with ideas on how to improve the bookstore this week 6 Number of books actually purchased by these people 2 Number of viable, potentially profitable ideas offered 0 Worst idea “Sell pets. Market them as the kinds of pets that Harry and Ron and Hermione had. Owls, cats, rats, and such.” Second... Continue Reading →
For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday “Love Freebie” we’re diving into some of our favorite couples and/or duos in books. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great topic!
“We believe the one who has power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So when you study history, you must ask yourself, Whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth? Once you have figured that out, you must find that story too. From there you get a clearer, yet still imperfect, picture.” ~ Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
“The river turns and twists to face the city. It looms suddenly, massive, stamped on the landscape. Its light wells up around the surrounds, the rock hills, like bruise-blood. Its dirty towers glow.” ~ China Miéville, Perdido Street Station