This week's selection is from The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I'm probably one of only five people who hasn't read this book yet. I'm three chapters in and have already scribbled down four separate passages; I think I'm going to like this book.
"I never read without making sure I am in a secure position. I have been like this ever since the age of seven when, sitting on a high wall and reading The Water Babies, I was so seduced by the descriptions of underwater life that I unconsciously relaxed my muscles. Instead of being held buoyant by the water that so vividly surrounded me in my mind, I plummeted to the ground and knocked myself out. I can still feel the scar under my fringe now. Reading can be dangerous."When I was in elementary school, I was so engrossed in a book I was reading that I fell down a flight of stairs. Thankfully I wasn't hurt, but that was the last time I ever tried to walk and read at the same time.-- Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale p. 4
What did you find quotable this week?