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…
“Good profanity is never lost in translation.”
~The Lady Rogue, Jenn Bennett
Just a quick one from a book I’m thoroughly enjoying!
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.
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!
“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!
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
Better late than never, right? Enjoying this book, but for some weird reason I’m slowly pacing my reading.