Saturday, January 30, 2010

Harlan Coben

“And then there are those moments when your life simply unravels. A loose thread pulled. A seam gives way. The change is slow at first, nearly imperceptible. For Grace Lawson, the unraveling began at the Photomat.” Just One Look, 1

Monday, January 25, 2010

Brandon Sanderson

“The something hard I was lying on turned out to be the ground. And no, it didn’t want to be friends with me.”
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, 168

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sarah Addison Allen

“Every smiley moon, without fail, Claire dreamed of her childhood.”
Garden Spells, 3
(Great first line!)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shannon Hale

“Now her barely realized dreams of becoming the princess emptied like tipped jars, and she felt as though she sat in the puddle.”
The Princess Academy, 226

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Michael Zadoorian

“This is a strange thing about people. We own something as children, then as adults we are willing to buy it again for about a hundred times the original cost. We think we’re buying back our youth or our innocence or something like that, but what we’re really buying back is our ignorance. We want to remember a time when we didn’t know so much.”
Second Hand, 41

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Patrick Nothfuss

“Then we sat on a stone, dandling our feet in the water and enjoying each other’s company as we rested. We shared an apple, passing it back and forth between bites, which is close to kissing, if you’ve never kissed before.”
The Name of the Wind, 524

Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr.

As it is Martin Luther King Day, I'm giving him the honor of christening this blog:
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

The Next Best Thing to Being Clever