I’m an avid reader. I read romance of all kinds and chick lit with some cozy mysteries thrown into the mix.
I find much of real value in fictional novels.
Sometimes I read a sentence or a paragraph and it resonates with truth.
“If you can’t be a good example, you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.” (1)
Other times I might chance upon a passage that is worded so well it makes me shiver with pleasure or howl with laughter or tingle with lust.
“Around her she can feel a soft, rustling awareness, as if the plants are talking in very quiet whispers. What do plants think about?” (2)
Still other times I find words; new words I love; vaguely familiar words I like but never use in everyday conversations.
Recently I encountered this word in a certain novel and now I know that I have a ‘quixotic’ (3) nature; which is sometimes good, sometimes not.
I enjoy curse words and new ways of cursing without curse words.
A favorite novel taught me that the original Wonder Woman used the phrase “Sufferin Sappho” when she wanted to curse.(4)
Novels also introduce me to new music or remind me of old music I’d forgotten.
‘Kirsty MacColl’ (4 again, same novel) was new to me.
‘Ever Fallen In Love With Someone by the Buzzcocks’ (5) was familiar and loved but forgotten.
Artists are also mentioned in novels.
‘Johannes Vermeer’ (6) is featured in at least two novels.
Novel characters watch movies, too.
What famous novel character loves the movie ‘Ghostbusters?’ (7)
These treasured words, sentences, paragraphs, phrases or passages, music, artists or movies that I find while I’m reading are going to be the offerings of my blog.
I invite you to show up when you can; with or without findings of your own. Be you a lurker or a commenter, you’re welcome here.
I‘m going to post the first comment with my answers to 1-7. Are your answers the same? A different author? A different novel? Did I stump you?
Next time we’ll talk about that ‘tingle with lust’ thing; just for learning purposes. Yeah that’s right; learning purposes.
Cyber-see you then.