Saturday, January 2, 2021

Choice Bits from Holiday Reading

 Clap When You Land, by Elizabeth Acevedo

“Once you lift a pawn off the board,
You have to move it forward. It cannot return where it was.”

The Chiffon Trenches, by Andre Leon Talley

“She read it overnight and the next morning said, ‘This is wonderful.’ To celebrate she threw a black-tie dinner in my honor on a Monday evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

Zero K, by Don DeLillo

“His beard came spilling out of his face.”

The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare

“You have touch’d his queen
Come, sir, away!”


I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, by Erika L. Sanchez

“ she’s ready to stab someone.”
“...looking like I worship Satan”
“I’ll just jump off a skyscraper.”
“...a pair of shoes that cost more than my entire life.”
“I was so bored I wanted to tear out all of my hair.”

A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki

“Mujii sang an R. Kelly number called ‘I Believe I Can Fly,’ but when she sang it it sounded like ‘I Bereave I Can Fry,’ which totally cracked me up.”

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1 comment:

  1. Always enjoy the selection of choice bits from Mr. Stark's readings.