Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Grab A Line Monday on Wednesday


So Monday came and went and now it's Wednesday. Some weeks are weird like that.

Since I'm late in posting this week's GALM (GALW doesn't work the same way), I will post two quotes that I enjoyed this week. The first is from In The Woods by Tana French. This passage from the prologue describes the woods:

Its silence is a pointillist conspiracy of a million tiny noises--rustles, flurries, nameless truncated shrieks; its emptiness teems with secret life, scurrying just beyond the corner of your eye.


The second one, of a totally different style, is from Frank Portman's King Dork:

At moments like these, it's hard to tell whether you're being too paranoid or just paranoid enough.

Nandini, my supportive friend came back last week and offered this quote
from WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON, by Grace Lin.

As he glanced upward, he realized the courtyard was like a well for the sky--the stars and night seemed to flow into it endlessly.

What caught you this week?

4 comments:

Solvang Sherrie said...

From Home of the Brave, a young boy from Africa describes someone laughing on a cold day:

His laughter makes little clouds.

Love the simplicity of that!

Yat-Yee said...

I love the line too. I will remember that the next time I see someone doing that.

Bish Denham said...

I keep wanting to contribute and keep missing the "deadline!"

From the Evolution of Calpurnia Tate:

There was my whole life for you, socks stretching all the way to the infinite horizon, a yawning valley of knitting tedium. I felt sick.

I LOVE this book!

Nandini said...

Sorry to be late, Yat-Yee!!! I'm cookie mom for my daughter's troop and this was GS cookie week--I have NO clue where the week went ...

I love your selections for the week BTW

I have a line from STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli.

She was bendable light: she shone around every corner of my day.