“What strange creatures brothers are!”
— Jane Austen
The short: 4/5 ✦. The stellar final installment of The Shades of Magic series, with beautiful writing and high levels of sass and magic.
Quote of the Week:
It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
~ “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, Mr. Rogers
“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.”
― Saul Bellow
A great deal of copy editing is subjective, and you can get hung up for hours on a single comma placement.
“The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
The short: 4/5 ✦. A novel of the magical realism genre that deals with very real human issues of a dysfunctional family.
Quote of the week:
Fit the box, fit the mold.
Have a seat in the foyer, take a number.
I was lightning before the thunder.
~ “Thunder,” Imagine Dragons
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
— Mahatma Gandhi
The short: 3.5/5 ✦. A classic novel of the detective noir variety, with atmosphere aplenty, though subpar in plot.