"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
Top Ten Tuesday: Books for My Younger Self
This was such a fun topic - and gave us a great excuse to peruse our shelves!
We have both been in full wedding-planning mode these past few weeks, but we did manage to get some reading time in! March is looking like a more ambitious month, but we’re up for the challenge.
Review: Beverly, Right Here
“She put her foot down on the gas. They went faster still. This is what Beverly wanted — what she always wanted. To get away. To get away as fast as she could. To stay away,” - Kate DiCamillo
Books That Got Us Into Reading
Do you remember what books first captivated you? The ones that were your first along the road to becoming an avid reader or a book lover? We decided to take a look at some of the wonderful works that made us fall in love with reading. Each brings back such vivid memories, it was fun to think back on them.
“Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.” Cornelia Funke
Revisiting Artemis Fowl
“I'm right there with you, darlin'. Unless you step on a landmine, in which case I'm way back in the Operations Room.” - Eoin Colfer
Review: The Search for WondLa
“The folly of human kind is that it believes it is impervious to decay,” Tony DiTerlizzi
Review: The Blackthorn Key
“It’s never the tool itself that decides. It’s the hands— and the heart— of the one who wields it,” Kevin Sands
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Most Recent Additions to Our To-Read List
Though it always seems like we’re adding to our stack of books on our list to read, this month it seems like we’ve been adding more than usual. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for the TTT prompt!