Jenny, The Distracted Bee

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Jenny, The Distracted Bee Jenny, The Distracted Bee said: " Have you ever hugged a book?
Do you sometimes/ all-the-times feel like the odd one out for reading books?

I am on pg. 15 and am giving it 5 stars. Hands down.

This book is grilled cheese and tomato soup on a cold day.

It is spending Boxing Day in your py
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Libba Bray
“He put a hand to the cool, painted stones bearing witness to so many names, so many histories. In the mural, there were painted lines for the Underground, like scars stretched across the skin of the infected nation. There were wounds and then there were wounds. Some were so great Memphis had no idea how they could ever be healed.”
Libba Bray, Before the Devil Breaks You

Libba Bray
“As I write this, we are in an especially divisive era in American politics. There are questions about who holds power, who abuses it, who profits from it, and at what cost to our democracy. It is a time of questions about what makes us American, of shifting identities, inclusion and exclusion, protest, civil and human rights, the strength of our compassion versus the weakness of our fears, and the seductive lure of a mythic "great" past that never was versus the need for the consciousness and responsibility necessary if we are truly to live up to the rich promise of "We the People."

We are a country built by immigrants, dreams, daring, and opportunity.

We are a country built by the horrors of slavery and genocide, the injustice of racism and exclusion. These realities exist side by side. It is our past and present. The future is unwritten.

This is a book about ghosts.

For we live in a haunted house.”
Libba Bray, Before the Devil Breaks You

Libba Bray
“He loved her. Was in love with her. Had always loved her. And it seemed that she loved him, too. It was funny how the world could change on a dime like that. One minute, you were some poor chump pining after a girl you thought didn’t feel the same way about you, and the next, you were lying together, arms entwined, chest to chest, so close you could feel her heartbeat under her soft skin. You were looking into her eyes and seeing your whole future written there.”
Libba Bray, Before the Devil Breaks You

James Van Pelt
“I've counselled patients in discomfort. It's like talking to someone wearing ear buds. They're listening to a different conversation. When it gets bad, that other conversation floods their senses.”
James Van Pelt, The Sum Of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound

Katherine Arden
“Sasha looked at his sister. He had never thought of her as girlish, but the last trace of softness was gone. The quick brain, the strong limbs were there: fiercely, almost defiantly present, though concealed beneath her encumbering dress. She was more feminine than she had ever been, and less. Witch. The word drifted across his mind. We call such women so, because we have no other name.”
Katherine Arden, The Girl in the Tower

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