11 7 / 2012

“‘You get things done. Not always the best way, or the most sensible way, but it gets done nevertheless. You’re a rare creature.’

'How do you mean?' I asked, my curiosity piqued.

Sim shrugged. ‘Like today. Something bothers you, someone offends you, and suddenly you’re off.’ He made a quick motion with a flat hand. ‘You know exactly what to do. You never hesitate, you just see and react.’ He was thoughtful for a moment. ‘I imagine that’s the way the Amyr used to be. Small wonder folks were frightened of them.’”

-Patrick Rothfuss, Wise Man’s Fear

06 10 / 2011

"She had only a candle’s light to see by, but candlelight never did badly by any woman. That cloud of falling golden hair, that vivacious green, those trembling shadows, that shy, delighted, self-surprised face … if her God was watching, He must have wished Himself the Fallen One that night."

John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman

07 9 / 2011

betterbooktitles:

Arthur Miller: The Crucible
Reader Submission: Title by Sydney Redigan
(A Reader’s Redux post: see the original Better Book Title for The Crucible here.)

betterbooktitles:

Arthur Miller: The Crucible

Reader Submission: Title by Sydney Redigan

(A Reader’s Redux post: see the original Better Book Title for The Crucible here.)