Fall Book Preview: August 2016, Part I
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"I don't see the appeal. He's rude, arrogant, and unpleasant most of the time. My sister thinks he's the ultimate romantic hero, but I just don't get it."When I first started reading Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart, I thought I was going to like Claire much more than I did. I enjoyed watching her character change and grow, but I didn't find her particularly likable. Like Beth Pattillo's other female character from Jane Austen Ruined My Life, Claire likes her Starbucks, chokes back sobs or blinks away tears, and suffers from some mysterious deeply repressed heartache.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss
"I'm a nonperson, a shadow, a ghost. Even before the accident I'm not sure that I was a whole person - that's what I'm realizing now. And I'm not sure where the damage begins."
"Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it,roll around in it, let it slide like couins through your fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know."