Continue reading “The selfish parent”
She liked that book about French parenting, but Gust was horrified at the idea of sleep training Harriet at three months, the idea of prioritizing their adult needs. The ethos of that book was selfish.
“I’m ready to be unselfish,” Gust said. “Aren’t you?”The School For Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
Continue reading “A chuckle for folks familiar with Gawain”
“What did you observe of him?” I ask Lancelot. “Sir Gawain?”
“He considers it for a second, shrugging his shoulders. “He’s green, but he has promise, I suppose.”Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
“You could at least pretend to care.”
“I care.” Red’s fingers tensed on her knees. “It just doesn’t make a difference.”For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
Larry’s coworker gives us some final words of wisdom before we head off. “Never, ever, ever run in a steel mill. Unless Larry runs. Then run real fast.”Thanks A Thousand by AJ Jacobs
Look, just because something isn’t working doesn’t mean it’s broken. You just have to want to fix it.”Memorial by Bryan Washington
My mother smelled like chocolate. My father wore his nice shirt. You’d have been hard pressed to think that this was a man who’d thrown his wife against a wall. Or that this lady, immediately afterward, stuck a fork into his elbow.Memorial by Bryan Washington
Hey y’all! One delightful aspect of Goodreads is that when you read a Kindle book, you can link your notes and highlights within it to your Goodreads account and read them later online in a nice format.
My favorite way this has been leveraged (and I’m seeing it more often lately) is when the author themselves will write notes on quotes in their book and publish it to Goodreads publicly. It’s like the commentary track on a movie, but for a book. Hearing the author’s personal thoughts on their writing is such a delight. Unlike normal interviews or Q&As, this is entirely directed by their thoughts and what they want to share. I 100% adore that.
One set that I read and enjoyed recently was from Nghi Vo, author of Empress of Salt and Fortune (a fantastic, mystical novella that you can read more about here).
Here’s one of my favorite notes from the author:
If you’re interested,
the full set of notes is available here!
Growing up, I realized quite quickly that people hate being called racist more than they hate racism itself.Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
“You have no body shield,” Idaho said. “Do you wish mine?” He glanced at the distant cliff. “Not likely there’ll be any more lasgun activity about.”
“Keep your shield, Duncan. Your right arm is shield enough for me.”
Jessica saw the way the praise took effect, how Idaho moved closer to Paul, and she thought: Such a sure hand my son has with his people.Dune by Frank Herbert
The Line of Gawain is what discerning people call ‘ostentatious.’ ” I hold the cloth, hesitant to use it, but he counters before I can say a word. “Please. I have an embarrassingly large amount in an embarrassingly green chest somewhere.Legendborn by Tracy Deonn