A Little About Me
I am an Adirondack girl who lives a bicoastal life of two extremes, splitting my time between a house on a stream in my hometown (where people don’t lock their front doors), and a one-bedroom apartment in Venice Beach (where art meets crime).
My days are filled with writing, working, and cooking, and when I'm not busy doing those things I try to live a life I won't regret. I am passionate about real food and indie literature and I'm the kind of person you call when you need to get something done. I've written two novels and I'm working on my third in my spare time.
Tag Archives: reading
I read a lot but occasionally I read a sentence that stays with me – and I’m pretty sure I just stumbled across another one. I recently read The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles who is new to me. I made a sort of random reach for the bookshelf but I got lucky and I am sure I will never forget this sentence. In describing a scene of forbidden attraction between two characters in Victorian England, Fowles wrote the following five simple words which I found running through my mind long after I put down the novel.
“The moment overcame the age.”
My other favorite sentences include the first sentence of The Stranger by Albert Camus.
“Mother died today.”
This sentence which appears multiple times in The Cider House Rules by John Irving.
“Shit or get off the pot.”
This sentence from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
“The leprosy of unreality disfigured every human creature in attendance upon Monseigneur.”
And then, there is one really long sentence in A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I was going to include it in this post but I went back to look at it and it’s nine hundred words long. I even typed it all, but it’s not nearly as awesome out of context as it is when you stumble upon it. I’ll never forget where I was when I read that sentence, and found myself flipping back to find where it started. In the edition I have, it starts on page 323 and ends on page 325 and it is really great when you get to it.
Do you have any favorite sentences, sentences you’ll never forget?