Once again, I have to praise the richness of the illustration style. I feel like each panel was intricately detailed and really helped to transport me into the world.
“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
"Now it's the dark of early Christmas morning, the time before dawn, and this is the best time in the world for an old song about a lost child travelling in the snow." ~ Ali Smith, Winter
The first dish was a consommé that tasted as if a million chickens had died to make it.
~ Ruth Reichl, Tender at the Bone
“It was, he thought, a blessing to have lived out his life in a place that spun slowly like that yellow leaf, an eddy in the American rapids, a place that was shrinking when most of the country was growing, growing, ever-growing,” ~ Bill McKibben