Starting off the #24in48 with "Scrappy Little Nobody." What a way to spend a mostly stormy weekend!
Any planner nerds out here? I'm so excited to use these stickers! #planningaddict
Wow. I carved reading this book at every chance I get; whether it was before bed time, while coffee was brewing, while bacon was sizzling. I kid you not, I just kept coming back. The story structure was wonderfully done and its every twist and turn was a wild ride!
By their very nature, human beings are so capricious, so complex, so delightfully contradictory, that they deserve not only our consideration, but our reconsideration--and our unwavering determination to withhold our opinion until we have engaged with them in every possible setting at every possible hour.
After all, what can a first impression tell us about someone we've just met for a minute in the lobby of a hotel? For that matter, what can a first impression tell us about anyone?
Don't expect to find yourself liking all the characters...maybe you'll kind of like one or two. I listened to the audiobook version and was very please with the narrators breathing life to each character. I tried to listen to it every chance I get. I like the book enough to purchase the Kindle version but not sure if it is enough to purchase the actual book.
Just like Taylor's view of Siracusa, this book may not be for everyone.
...we come to hold our dearest possessions more closely than we hold our friends. We carry them from place to place, often at considerable expense and inconvenience; we dust and polish their surfaces and reprimand children for playing too roughly in their vicinity--all the while, allowing memories to invest them with greater and greater importance.
“Perhaps, deep down inside that rugged shell of yours, there is a little girl desperately waiting for her Prince Charming to propose.
Of course there is. Only until now, I'd been pretty successful at keeping that little brat's mouth shut.
What will your answer be if he asks?
-You're funny. He can't ask. I'll find a way to be bitchy enough for the next forty years so that perfect moment never comes."