Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Daily Dose

From In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje


"His mind skates across old conversations.  The past drifts into the air like an oasis and he watches himself within it."

From page 128

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hipster Chocolate

Daily Dose

From Assembling California, by John McPhee


"The mobile tectonics of more recent years are a good deal easier to see.  If you look on a world map at Antarctica, South America, Africa, and Australia, you virtually see them exploding away from one another.  You can reassemble Gondwana in your mind and then watch it come apart."

From page 210

Monday, February 23, 2015

Yet Another Bookstore Bird

A Bookstore Bird

Daily Dose

From Jubiaba, by Jorge Amado, translated by Margaret A. Neves


"Every night he would go to the docks to watch the sea, looking for the road toward home."

From Chapter 5, Street Kid