"Stories are where we find ourselves, where we find the others who are like us. Gather enough stories and soon you're not alone; you are an army."
“The secret to pie,” she said, sweeping around the kitchen and peering into cupboards, “is the crust. And the filling. And the topping.”
“So the secret to pie is pie?”
“Am I wrong?”
--"The Russians Came Knocking", K.B. Spangler
(It's not currently in the Litsy database, so I opted for the next best thing.)
Digging into a novella while traveling, mainly in hopes of being free to pick up a hard copy book soon after getting home.
I'm not having any luck coaxing #Jinksy onto my lap, and I've taken the dust jacket off my book, and those things add up to not being bothered to take a picture right now. But FWIW, this is my current read, and I'm roughly 100 pages in. ^_^
(Jinksy was at the vet today getting some follow-up tests done. He's fine, but understandably worn out and sleeping hard in a basket.)
I'm reading Carrie Fisher's memoirs out of order. ^^; I read Shockaholic last year--the ebook was on sale and I didn't realize it wasn't the first, and thus that I was probably expected to be reading it with more prior knowledge of Fisher's life than I actually had. But given how interesting I found it despite that, I expect to enjoy this one immensely.
"Then I realized I hurt too much to use Twitter and that's when I knew I was dying."
(This one's a short enough quote that Swyping it was almost as easy as not, so why not.)
Wait, so the Kobo app lets me select a quote and share it in the pic format above, but not highlight-copy-paste so I can also include it as text? >.< I assume it's meant to be anti-piracy, but it'd be nice if it were easier to share quotes in an accessible way.
Finally finished The Young Elites tonight, after not having a chance to read at all since last weekend*, and this is what I randomly snagged from the to-read bookcase to start next.
*Technically I tried to read last night after work, but then I fell asleep for the rest of the evening.
My book mail from a few days ago!
(Ignore the unidentifiable and unrelated book at the bottom--I'm still learning to guesstimate how much of a pic gets auto-cropped off, and was using it for height.)
"The thumbnail photo of me had been taken right after a bad haircut and a worse bar fight, which was why I kept it: Given my line of work, if someone was ever trying to identify my body it was a pretty sure thing that I'd be covered in bruises and rocking some seriously hideous hair."
--Aislinn North, Feedback
Up next, this slim little offering (children's or middle grade, I think) that I picked up a while back when I added a ton of mermaid-related books to my to-read bookcase.
(My copy of Crooked Kingdom is in the mail, so my working theory is that I'll read short things until it arrives so I can dig in promptly once it gets here.)
Please, please let this book get some corrections when it gets a paperback release. It's fortunately NOT one of those sad cases with so many typos that you wonder if it was ever copyedited at all, but still too many. (Four or five that I've seen so far, and I'm within 100 pages of finishing now.)