Thursday Quotables: NOS4A2

tq7Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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tq5From a truly creepy, disturbing, and un-put-down-able book, I picked two non-creepy quotes — both appealing to me as a book lover.

This  week’s Thursday Quotables:

The room on the other side of the iron door was ten degrees cooler than the parkland outside. Vic smelled the vast vault filled with books before she saw it, because her eyes required time to adjust to the cavernous dark. She breathed deeply of the scent of decaying fiction, disintegrating history, and forgotten verse, and she observed for the first time that a room full of books smelled like dessert: a sweet snack made of figs, vanilla, glue, and cleverness. The iron door settled shut behind them, the weight of it clanging heavily against the frame.

And another:

His company did not cheer her but only made her more conscious of her own aloneness. Hutter had believed she would have more friends by now. The last man she’d dated said something to her, shortly before they broke up: “I don’t know, maybe I’m boring, but I never really feel like you’re there when we’re out to dinner. You live in your head. I can’t. No room for me in there. I don’t know, maybe you’d be more interested in me if I were a book.”

Source:  NOS4A2
Author: Joe Hill
William Morrow, 2013

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

Link up, or share your quote of the week in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: NOS4A2

    • I did! It was a terrific event. He was nice, funny, articulate, friendly. Very willing to sign books and take pictures. I have a few pictures, need to upload them… Enjoy the rest of the book! I loved it.

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