Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Tavie.


The Yiddish Polic...
Rate this book
Clear rating

Bob   Odenkirk
“The Kids in the Hall were doing everything pretty much right in my book. Their show hung together, was distinctive, really likable, and you got to know them even while they were playing stridently strange characters. Plus they had a number of homes for the show, all in off-brand time slots and locales—right where it belonged. This made me envious and mad. Not at the guys—I liked them all—but at Canada in general. Somehow they were able to bring Canadian niceness to the brain-warping comic mayhem. How much maple syrup do I have to drink to become that nonthreatening? There isn’t enough in the world.”
Bob Odenkirk, Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama

Margaret Powell
“People say, ‘I suppose you got bored with life,’ but it wasn’t as sudden as that. The seeds are in you and although it may take ten, twenty, or forty years, eventually you can do what you wanted to do at the beginning.”
Margaret Powell, Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"

Amor Towles
“It must have been a decade since the Count had first promised himself to read this work of universal acclaim that his father had held so dear. And yet, every time he had pointed his finger at his calendar and declared: This is the month in which I shall devote myself to the Essays of Michel de Montaigne! some devilish aspect of life had poked its head in the door. From an unexpected corner had come an expression of romantic interest, which could not in good conscience be ignored. Or his banker had called. Or the circus had come to town. Life will entice, after all. But here, at last, circumstance had conspired not to distract the Count, but to present him with the time and solitude necessary to give the book its due.”
Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

Bob   Odenkirk
“Python was like my Bible, and in many ways it provoked contemplation just like that ratty old book. Also, it was kinder and more truthful.”
Bob Odenkirk, Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama

Susan Cooper
“There was something about Christmas Eve, they both felt, that demanded company; one needed somebody to whisper to, during the warm beautiful dream-taut moments between hanging the empty stocking at the end of the bed, and dropping into the cosy oblivion that would flower into the marvel of Christmas morning.”
Susan Cooper, The Dark Is Rising

12 Best Books — 286 members — last activity Apr 23, 2009 03:24PM
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.
year in books
9,084 books | 776 friends

1,280 books | 172 friends

Hannah ...
1,896 books | 334 friends

3,411 books | 239 friends

851 books | 47 friends

Sue Dub...
1,257 books | 96 friends

Ann Sch...
1,407 books | 104 friends

Renee Tree
912 books | 17 friends

More friends…

Polls voted on by Tavie

Lists liked by Tavie