This week’s topic was a bit of a freebie: Reasons Why We Love [Blank]. We went with secondary world fantasy—fiction focusing on a non-Earth setting—because it is one of our most beloved genres.
With our state essentially being in shut down-mode, we managed to get a lot of reading done. Let’s hope the same will hold true for May!
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!
This list was a tricky one—somehow, we are both getting to the ends of our TBR shelves! But we do have a handful of book we’re looking forward to reading this fall. Thanks as always to That Arts Reader Girl for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday!
Since it’s been hitting 90 here (with the heat index making it feel like well over 100 every day), this one came at a perfect time. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great Top Ten Tuesday!
“I found myself remembering the day in kindergarten when the teachers showed us Dumbo, and I realized for the first time that all the kids in the class, even the bullies, rooted for Dumbo, against Dumbo's tormentors. Invariably they laughed and cheered, both when Dumbo succeeded and when bad things happened to his enemies. But they're you, I thought to myself. How did they not know? They didn't know. It was astounding, an astounding truth. Everyone thought they were Dumbo.”
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VilletteVillette by Charlotte Brontë
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“I believe in some blending of hope and sunshine sweetening the worst lots. I believe that this life is not all; neither the beginning nor the end. I believe while I tremble; I trust while I weep.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Villette
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“No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure." Charlotte Bronte.
The thing that Patti Smith writes about always seems secondary to the way in which she writes about it. “I’m sure I could write endlessly about nothing. If only I had nothing to say,” writes Smith.