Sunday, May 30, 2010

Why I Read: Random Passages from This Week's Readings

"Monseigneur, the man has gone! the silver is stolen!"

"Madame Magloire, I have for a long time wrongfully withheld this silver; it belonged to the poor. Who was this man? A poor man evidentally."

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"Tangerines!" said Akeyo. "My favorite fruit."
"Tangerines?" said Handa. "That is a surprise."

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"A large body of research has shown that doing a favor for someone often results in their giving significantly more in return....Favors have their strongest effect when they occur between people who don't know each other very well, and when they are small but thoughtful...."

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POIL DE CAROTTE
Mama, I've got it.

MADAME LEPIC
So have I.

POIL DE CAROTTE
What? Here it is.

MADAME LEPIC
Here it is.

POIL DE CAROTTE
My goodness! Show me.

MADAME LEPIC
You show me.

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"What would you write?"

"Oh, I don't know. Maybe I'd call it Split Infinitives and load it up with a lot of divorces...."

"That's depressing."

"Yeah, I guess if it was too depressing I'd add a knock-knock joke."

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7 comments:

C.B. James said...

Add a knock-knock joke. I love it.

Suzanne said...

LOVE the random passages! And it looks like you had quite a good week reading! I just love the cover of Handa's surprise!

Thanks for sharing!

Julia M. Reffner said...

Wow, impressive reading list. Les Mis is one of my favorite novels of all-time. Thanks for stopping by Dark Glass Ponderings. I love your graphic, very appropriate for a librarian :).

Marcia said...

Great post, Deb. The candlestick "ownership" is one of my favorites from Les Miserables.

Oh said...

Now THIS is fun!!!! (How on earth do you get in so much reading?) I'm so jealous. The time spent in reading should NOT count on the clock.
OK, I'm off to steal time for a few pages of THE HELP. Yeah, see, I'm way behind in the "newest reads" category!

SFP said...

You're reading ANAGRAMS! I love that book with all my heart and soul.

Aths said...

Wow! Those are really funny!! Love them!