I picked 27% as I loved that part, it was this chapter that showed the cracks in the perfectness of everything.“Of course she’s happy,” Mrs. Minke snaps, dropping her spoon onto the saucer with finality.
“We’re all happy, Maestro,” Mrs. Lyon pronounces brightly, but Sophia watches her dig her long nails like claws deep into the pale yellow arm of her sofa. “Positively blissful. Don’t you worry about us.”
Monday’s First Sentence ~ Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz by Michael Morpugo + Emma Chichester Clark
Today I just flipped through the pages and came upon page 136. Haha, I would have also tried licking/eating the walls. “Winter is our true reigning king. It’s long, dark and seemingly eternal. We won’t see a glimpse of sun for several moontides now. Besides which, the walls are enchanted; they cannot melt.”
Marietta was bewitched; magic was ingrained into the very fabric of this world.
“The palace, the gingerbread chalets and huts in the town, the marzipan whirls of apartment suites and cobblestones, all of it is locked in an immutable state. Spellbound to remain frozen. If you attempted to eat any of it, you’d break your teeth. Even the moose are wise enough not to take a nibble.”
Marietta was vaguely insulted. “I am certain I possess more intelligence than a moose,” she told Dellara, who shrugged and resumed examining her wardrobe.
Cover Lover Saturday ~ The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale