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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
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really liked it
bookshelves: read-2013, historical-fiction, own

Brilliant writing, amazing characters (all with fantastic names!), incredible sense of time and place. I loved this book. My copy is now filled with underlined passages and very random marginalia.

(Also...I highly recommend taking a look at the discussion questions by the author -- fantastic!)

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Amor Towles
“Katey's the hottest bookworm you'll ever meet. If you took all the books that she's read and piled them in a stack, you could climb to the Milky Way.”
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

Amor Towles
“ careful when choosing what you're proud of--because the world has every intention of using it against you.”
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

Amor Towles
“It is a lovely oddity of human nature that a person is more inclined to interrupt two people in conversation than one person alone with a book.”
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

Amor Towles
“In our twenties, when there is still so much time ahead of us, time that seems ample for a hundred indecisions, for a hundred visions and revisions—we draw a card, and we must decide right then and there whether to keep that card and discard the next, or discard the first card and keep the second. And before we know it, the deck has been played out and the decisions we have just made will shape our lives for decades to come.”
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

Amor Towles
“Slurring is the cursive of speech...”
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

Amor Towles
“Because when some incident sheds a favorable light on an old and absent friend, that's about as good a gift as chance intends to offer.”
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

Reading Progress

May 20, 2013 – Started Reading
May 20, 2013 – Shelved
May 21, 2013 –
page 151
May 22, 2013 –
page 187
55.82% "For some reason while reading this I was reminded of Courtney Cox' show Dirt from FX. Then I wondered when Friends went off the air and I realized that Emma Geller-Green would be 11 this year. Brains are weird and I am old."
May 23, 2013 –
page 335
May 23, 2013 – Finished Reading
May 26, 2013 – Shelved as: read-2013
May 26, 2013 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
May 26, 2013 – Shelved as: own

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