Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Twosday Timeout

Madame Dorothea's apartment seemed to have roughly the same layout as Clary's, though she'd made a very different use of the space. The entryway, reeking of incense, was hung with bead curtains and astrological posters.

Things to note about this quote:
1. The boundless clichés about fortune tellers.
2. This particular fortune teller seems to have a suspended entryway... Anyone else see the flaw in that last sentence? ...Just saying.

PS. It may not sound like it from this post, but I'm really enjoying this book!


Sarah said...

"That seemed an impossible question to answer without getting your face beaten in, but Thomas went with the safest bet. 'No.'"
(The Scorch Trials by James Dashner)

And completely unrelated to the Twosday Timeout, I LOVE the new picture at the top of your blog, with all the green grass and whatnot!

Lisa Anne said...

"Not long ago, in the old days, the place had served her well as a pied-à-terre. When she attended the Opera and the performance finished late, it had been a blessing to spend the night in Paris and to avoid the long ride home on a dusty road. (Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris by Graham Robb)