This is where I share my favorite quotes from the things I have recently read, or am currently reading.
The soul’s a matter of the heart, Robert, and the heart’s a mystery even the greatest scientists don’t understand.Cogheart by Peter Bunzl (ARC Version)
Cogheart is a middle-grade ARC I received from Net Galley. I didn’t realize it was middle grade until I saw it on goodreads. It’s really a cute story about a girl who’s trying to protect something that belongs to her father.
I really liked this quote because at first I thought it was sweet. And then I thought about it more and it reminded me of Dr. Spacemen from 30 Rock who says something similar to “but we have no way of knowing where the heart is.”
But, remember, if you can’t change what’s happened today, you must bide your time, until you’re strong enough to fight tomorrow.Cogheart by Peter Bunzl (ARC Version)
Da told me people used to think the stars were gods and goddesses….That they’d some magic in them — and it’s true, ’cause they’re part of the past. Their light’s traveled whole galaxies, glittering hundreds of thousands of years, just to reach us. But you know what the oddest thing is?… Each star’s light takes a different amount of time to get here. There’s stars out tonight shining from every moment in history. It’s why they each shine different.Cogheart by Peter Bunzl (ARC Version)
I told you this book was cute.
The war and captivity had snapped something in him. It’s like his back is broken, Mama had said, and you don’t stop loving a person when they’re hurt. You get stronger so they can lean on you. He needs me. Us.The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
I’m only a third of the way through this one, but I feel anxiety when I think about reading it because I just know that whatever is is going to happen is going to be really awful. I want to put it in the freezer like Joey Tribbiani.
I had wanted to break and run, but that way lies madness: you don’t run from terror, not if you ever want to stop again.Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
This book is SO good so far. It kind of reminds me of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, with the whole training to be an assassin/fighter chick, but with a more likable protagonist.