Red Winter & Dark Tempest

screen-shot-2017-02-01-at-9-49-26-pm“Though Yumei had ignored all her requests for human necessities, he’d at least recognized she couldn’t go days without eating. Food kept turning up on his table— fresh, hot meals in glossy white boxes.”

  • Annette Marie, Dark Tempest (The Red Winter Trilogy Book 2)
  • Picture by Brittany Jackson, from Red Winter

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The Story of the Lost Child


“Naples was the great European metropolis where faith in technology, in science, in economic development, in the kindness of nature, in history that leads of necessity to improvement, in democracy, was revealed, most clearly and far in advance, to be completely without foundation.  To be born in that city–I went so far as to write once, thinking not of myself but of Lila’s pessimism– is useful for only one thing: to have always known, almost instinctively, what today, with endless fine distinctions, everyone is beginning to claim: that the dream of unlimited progress is in reality a nightmare of savagery and death.”

  • The Story of the Lost Child, by Elena Ferrante, translated from Italian by Ann Goldstein

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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

image“We had maintained the bond between our two stories, but by subtraction.  We had become for each other abstract entities, so that now I could invent her for myself both as an expert in computers and as a determined and implacable urban guerrilla, while she, in all likelihood, could see me both as the stereotype of the successful intellectual and as a cultured and well-off woman, all children, books, and highbrow conversation with an academic husband.  We both needed new depth, body, and yet we were distant and couldn’t give it to each other.”

-Elena Ferrante, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, translated from Italian by Ann Goldstein

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- Parts 1 and 2

DRACO (roar): My son is missing!

GINNY (an equal roar): So is mine!

He meets her look.  There’s real emotion in this room.

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2, by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

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