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!
"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
“Curse this world for what it does to the mothers, for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain, our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure,” Sabaa Tahir
“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
“This hair of yours,” she said. “I suspect you don’t care to hear anyone’s opinion—but may I tell you my opinion? “
“Um, sure?” said Val.
“It is sublime,” said Ripper. “You must not alter it until you’ve infuriated as many imbeciles as you can.”
“If you take a book with you on a journey," Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, "an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it," Cornelia Funke.
“I am old, but the word to me means familiar, comfortable. Accustomed after long and venerable use. Not dilapidated and useless.” ~ Sherwood Smith, Treason’s Shore