Welcome 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!
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
published December 9, 2014
I really and truly have only just started this book, but I find myself completely charmed by the opening passage:
Ava, sweetheart, if you ask me to talk about how I got to be the woman I am today, what do you think I’m going to say? I’m flattered you want to interview me. And when did I ever say no to my favorite grandchild?
I know I say that to all of my grandchildren and I mean it every single time. That sounds ridiculous or like I’m losing my marbles, but it’s true. When you’re a grandmother you’ll understand.
What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!
If you’d like to participate in Thursday Quotables, it’s really simple:
- Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (http://www.bookshelffantasies.com), if you’d be so kind!
- Leave your link in the comments — or, if you have a quote to share but not a blog post, you can leave your quote in the comments too!
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3 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: The Boston Girl”
This is truly fantastic. Such a strong voice! I think first person narration is harder to pull off than people normally think, but this sounds great 🙂
I have a snippet from a dieselpunk piece this week
I’ve barely had time to read this week, which is frustrating, but the 1st person voice here just grabbed me right away. Thanks! Looking forward to reading your snippet. 🙂
I started it a few days ago right before my loan expired! Now I have to wait again. I think it’s so interesting!