Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Daily Dose

From The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore


"At first comic books were just cut-and-paste strips; soon they got to be something else."

From Chapter 21, Feminine Rule Declared Fact

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Daily Dose

From Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche


"'One day they will be grown and leave home and you will just be a source of embarrassment or exasperation for them and they won't take your phone calls or won't call you for weeks,' Obinze said, and as soon as he said it, he wished he had not. It was petty, it had not come out as he intended. But Ojuiugo was not offended. She shrugged and said, 'Then I will just carry my bag and go and stand in front of their house.'"

From Chapter 24

Monday, August 19, 2019


Daily Dose

From The Roald Dahl Omnibus: Perfect Bedtime Stories for Sleepless Nights, by Roald Dahl


"I can tell you that I had never in all my life seen anything more terrifying than that mouth. I simply could not stand it coming at me like that. Had it been a red-hot iron someone was pushing into my face I wouldn't have been nearly so petrified, I swear I wouldn't."

From Georgy Porgy

Sunday, August 18, 2019