I have finished read Weird Things People Say in Bookshops which was really funny. I am currently reading Timebound, The Talisman Ring, More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, Nimona and Just Like The Movies.
"Bookseller: Hi. Can I help you find anything?Customer: Yes. This is your history section, right?Bookseller: Yep.Customer: I can see you've got books on World War I and World War II.Bookseller: Yes, we do.Customer: But I can't find any books on World War III. Where are those?"
"Do you fantasise about marrying one of your customers?"
I am hoping to finish The Wings of the Dove by Henry James this weekend. I am quite proud of myself for getting through this. It's not my favourite Henry James, and he can be quite difficult to read in my opinion but I did really like the characters. I am feeling a bit slumpy at the moment, mostly because I am waiting on Six of Crows and finding it nearly impossible to get myself interested in anything else at present. So I thought I'd just start right at the beginning of my TBR shelf (which is organised by genre - and so I have romance/contemporary first) and just read as far as I can. This means I am starting with The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, I have had this book (not even kidding) for literally years. It was an impulse bargain buy and its always intrigued me but I was intimidated by it for some reason! Then I will be reading Not Without You by Harriet Evans, which is a time split novel, as are the remaining two on my weekend TBR Ember Island and Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman. For both Harriet Evans and Kimberley Freeman, I have previously read books by them and enjoyed them although I wasn't massively blown away.
"For eight years I dreamed of fire. Trees ignited as I passed them; oceans burned."I am assuming she is talking metaphorically, I feel like that would be a pretty terrible power to have! But I am wondering why she is dreaming of fire? Did something happen to her?
"With money in my backpack the city felt new."
I'm getting the impression the main character doesn't have the best life in general, but I love her optimism in this paragraph.