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“And now here she was telling him it was over. ‘Why?’ he asked. He taught ideas of nuance and complexity in his classes and yet he was asking her for a single reason, the cause. But she had not had a bold epiphany and there was no cause; it was simply that layer after layer of discontent had settled in her, and formed a mass that now propelled her. She did not tell him this, because it would hurt him to know she had felt that way for a while, that her relationship with him was like being content in a house but always sitting by the window and looking out.”

—   Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Americanah

“The window glows. The slow sandy light of dawn permeates the room. Everything transient and aching; everything tentative.”

—   Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

“All your life you wait, and then it finally comes, and are you ready?”

—   Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
I read this when I couldn’t go back to sleep after the earthquake woke me up. Scary!

“He made her the glowing hot center of his life; he made her feel as if every step she took was important.”

—   Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
August Book Photo Challenge | Books and Cupcakes

Day 12: Sunny book cover

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Not super sunny in a traditional way, but you can see the sun on the water and peeking through the clouds.
August Book Photo Challenge | Books and Cupcakes

Day 11: Reading outside.

California in California.
August Book Photo Challenge | Books and Cupcakes

Day 10: Favorite author.

Can someone be your favorite author if so far you’ve only read five pages of one of her books?

“Firelit rooms lined with books—these are the places in which important things happen.”

—   All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr