Thursday, June 17, 2004

Books read since May somethingorother lol, 2004

Her Father's Daughter by Anna Adams, c. 2000
"The Time Traveler's Wife," by Audrey Niffenegger, c. 2003 -- Library book
Pale Dawn, Dark Sunset by Anne Mather, c. 1975
The Miracle Baby by Janice Kay Johnston, c. 1997
The Bachelor Takes a Wife by Jackie Merritt, c. 2002
Parting Gifts by Charlotte Vale Allen, c. 2001 -- bookray,
"The Knitting Sutra. Craft as a Spiritual Practice," by Susan Gordon Lydon, c. 1997 (Library Book),
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald, c. 1995
By Special Request by Barbara Kaye, c. 1987
Dangerous Precedent by Lisa Jackson, c. 1985
His Only Son by Kelsey Roberts, c. 1999
I collect quotes for my sig file. When I read books I own, or those I have obtained via bookray, I copy the quotes into a journal entry. I didn't have a system for keeping quotes from library books. In the middle of the night I had a harebrained idea to make a journal entry here for such books.

from "The Time Traveler's Wife," by Audrey Niffenegger, c. 2003

He smiles, that beautiful crooked radiant smile, all innocence, and I allow my guilt to subside, back to the little box where I keep it crammed like a parachute. p415

Gomez answers the door. Maximilian, three years old, is clinging to his leg, and hides his face behind Gomez's knee when we say "Hi Max!" Joseph, more extroverted at one, races up to Clare babbling "Ba Ba Ba" and burps loudly as she picks him up. Gomez rolls his eyes, and Clare laughs, and Joe laughs, and even I have to laugh at the complete chaos. Their house looks as though a glacier with a Toys "R" Us store inside it has moved through, leaving pools of Legos and abandoned stuffed bears. p333

"Oh, but you must call me Lucille, everyone does," and smiles in an exhausted but warm sort of way, as though she is a brilliant sun in some other galaxy." p166

Or maybe it was a dream like when Buster died and I dreamed he was okay and he was in his cage but I woke up and no Buster and Mama said 'Dreams are different than real life but important too.' p45
[comment: I had a very vivid dream last night so this quote touched me no end]