Sunday Sentence.

“I think we seldom regret the risks we take as much as the times we did not try at all.”

Gail Carriger, Imprudence

As much as I love Ms. Carriger, I certainly did not love this book (and the series is tedious in a strange way).  Anyway, at least there was something quotable!


Sunday Sentence.

They want me to be a doctor. I want to be the queen.”

Foul is Fair, Hannah Capin

Y’all, this book.  Given the subject material (a relatively horrific rape, not written into the book, but with plenty of references dropped in), I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the manuscript.  I’m 16% in, and am fairly certain I’m going to stay up reading this tonight.  The language is perfectly violent.  Don’t EVER underestimate young women.  They’ll come after you with a smile on their faces…

Sunday Sentence.

She felt, as she did most mornings, the deep pleasure of daily life distilled to the essentials: books, walks, spaces in which to think and work.

Home Fire: A Novel

Kamila Shamsie

Another one from my current book club novel.  I’m…not a super fan of this book.  While the writing was beautiful, I’m not sure if the construction of the story worked.  Very curious to see what everyone else says in a week!

Sunday Sentence.

“Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,” says Tunde in his voiceover report, because he’s been reading about revolution, “but to be young was very heaven.”

The Power, Naomi Alderman

We’re reading this for our book club this month.  Lots to discuss, but overall a super interesting book!

Sunday Sentence.

I called the composition Audere Est Facere.”  He laughed.

“To dare is to do?” Lotto said.

“Tottenham’s motto. Not a bad way to be an artist, in fact.”

“Your life seems simple,” Lancelot said.

Leo Sen said, “My life is beautiful.”

Fates and Furies: A Novel by Lauren Groff

I’m fairly late to the party by starting this book in late 2018.  Thus far, I find the character development to be amazing, even if I don’t particularly care for a single person in the book.  This little moment took me into my own life (there is a discussion around the team Tottenham Hotspur, and I just learned their motto, which I think is a great one.

Sunday Sentence.

I have lived most of my life as a devotee of the philosophy that a man should not see two sevens in one day.”

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Mackenzi Lee

Better late than never, right?  Enjoying this book, but for some weird reason I’m slowly pacing my reading.