“You are all the colors in one, at full brightness.”

Jennifer Niven, All The Bright Places One of the most romantic lines I have ever read in a book. Just beautiful.

“I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is.”

Jennifer Niven, All The Bright Places Full excerpt: "I do my best thinking at night when everyone else is sleeping. No interruptions. No noise. I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is." I like this quote simply because I can relate. I loved that feeling of being the only one awake in the immediate … Continue reading “I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is.”

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

A quote by Joseph Addison. So my husband and I have been talking about me taking my health and fitness seriously. It's something that has been floating at the back of my mind for a while, but I never get around to actually doing anything about it. I wish I could say that I stumbled … Continue reading “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

“On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast.”

The Last Equation of Issac Severy by Nova Jacobs An interesting book that kept me reading the whole way through. This was a library book. It's interesting how so many popular general fiction novels now have some kind of "whodunit" aspect to it, as if the crime thriller genre has just taken over everything. Is … Continue reading “On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast.”

“Nothing left but you, alone, and empty space.”

Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You Context: Marilyn Lee is thinking about her life up to this point. She thinks about how she's given her all to her marriage and family and yet she is left with nothing. She is in pain. This quote stuck out to me because I've sometimes felt the same. A deep, unexplained … Continue reading “Nothing left but you, alone, and empty space.”

“What what is DNA, Isaac had once asked, but an invisible road map of how our lives will play out?”

Nova Jacobs, The Last Equation of Isaac Severy Context: Hazel, the adopted granddaughter of Isaac, is homeless. She joked with her grandfather that it was in her DNA, and this was his response to her. This quote stuck out to me because I found it was an interesting point of view--that our lives are predetermined by … Continue reading “What what is DNA, Isaac had once asked, but an invisible road map of how our lives will play out?”

“I wanted to shake not just Lydia but the whole world of people who do not understand the difference between control of emotion and lack of it…”

Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Effect Full excerpt: “I was suddenly angry. I wanted to shake not just Lydia but the whole world of people who do not understand the difference between control of emotion and lack of it, and who make a totally illogical connection between inability to read others’ emotions and inability to experience their own.”  … Continue reading “I wanted to shake not just Lydia but the whole world of people who do not understand the difference between control of emotion and lack of it…”