Thursday, April 29, 2010

Richard Castle

So he's not a real author. So it's not great literature. I loved it anyway: the concept, the comebacks, the chemistry . . . ah, the chemistry!

“So you forgot. I accept your apology.”
“I didn’t forget, and I didn’t hear any apology. At least not from me.”
“I kind of inferred it. You radiate subtext.”
Heat Wave, 3

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Claire Cook

“And I’m never going to have plastic surgery either, so don’t even bring that up. Somebody has to look old, you know?”
The Wildwater Walking Club, 40

You go first.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lisa Lutz

Stole this one from Lucinda, but I liked it, too!

"The lighting was dim for lunch, and with the candlelight and Meyers holding the chair for me and all, it felt oddly like a date. Except that Captain Meyers had no interest in me. Once again, oddly like a date."
The Spellman Files, 213

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Candy Arkell

For my monthly shameless plug highlighting myself, here's the sentence I ended up sending to the agent (thanks to all of you who helped me decide!):

"He’d always had a cocky, irrepressible air about him, as if he were up to something; now he just seemed shattered, as if he’d been broken into a thousand little pieces and most of them had been lost, and what was left was not enough to add up to an entire person."
Because of a Ring, 155 (give or take)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Melissa Kantor

I just have to quote this for a friend of mine (and yes, I'm talking to YOU, Susan):

“Clearly they’d decided trouble is like a pie—the bigger my piece, the smaller theirs.”
If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince?, 240

Monday, April 19, 2010

Julie Berry

Wow, I have some serious blogging block going down here. Let's try this again:

“Under his broad-brimmed hat, his features were so noble and fine, he looked like he’d swallowed the sun for breakfast.”
The Amaranth Enchantment, 10

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Meg Rosoff

Gosh, I haven't blogged in FOREVER. Which makes this quote all the more poignant:

"I don’t get nearly enough credit in life for the things I manage not to say."
How I Live Now, 97