Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. I'm sure they'd love to share your lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten list.
I feel, like quotes are a better argument for all of these books then my musings, so when they were within reach, or had a zillion posted online, they got a quote.
"It struck me as pretty ridiculous to be called Mr. Darcy and to stand on your own looking snooty at a party. It's like being called Heathcliff and insisting on spending the entire evening in the garden, shouting "Cathy" and banging your head against a tree."
(couldn't find a quote and my copy is in Chicago)
really hits the heart of Birbiglia's comedy. Some of his stories have been used in other shows, but having them all here in this very personal and hilarious book is amazing.
"Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, "Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?"
A charming story of loss, and what makes life worth living - set at the Tower of London.
Oh. Em. Gee. There were so many delectable recipes in this memoir, and also the hope that not every guy is a total asshole.
I wish I had my book here. There were so many lovely quotes and I can't find any of them online. In short, a stories of the young impressionists, and the love of Claude Monet's life. Totally worth a read.
I fell in love with Carol Goodman this year. Her novels are very similar, and the twists rarely suprising, but I love what she's writing about. Here it's art, fairy tales and a run down boarding school. It fit me to a tee, and I loved the fairy tale she invented to be intertwined with the main story.
"Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right."
"I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled."
"It’s a small story really, about, among other things:
* A girl
* Some words
* An accordionist
* Some fanatical Germans
* A Jewish fist fighter
* And quite a lot of thievery"