A Silly Book Game Part 42

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A Silly Book Game Part 42

1SqueakyChu
Editado: Set 8, 2022, 2:44 pm

Easy Rules:*

1. Grab the book you're currently reading.
2. Find a quote which answers the question in the post above yours.
3. Tell us what book you're quoting (include author's name).
4. Find another quote from the same book (a question this time) for the next poster to answer.

Hint: It's really great if both your answer and question are related, but that's not absolutely necessary.

*Newbies welcome!

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Continuing with my last post...
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"I done pondered over this thing many a time..."

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers

"Where do you intend to go now?"

2fyrfly
Set 9, 2022, 10:33 am

"... a place called Agia Galini, meaning "Holy Peace."

The Nature Instinct: Relearning Our Lost Intuition for the Inner Workings of the Natural World by Tristan Gooley

"But what happens next?"

3SqueakyChu
Editado: Set 9, 2022, 4:36 pm

“Princess D, queen of D-Land is coming today!”

Sailor Moon, Volume 1 - Naoko Takeuchi

“What’s up with the cops today?”

4Selliers
Set 11, 2022, 11:11 am

"Well, I'll tell you. It’s like an ants' nest," he said. "An ants' nest that's always being rattled with a stick ... "

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

"Is there much damage?"

5fyrfly
Set 14, 2022, 3:38 pm

"It contained a layer of pasty, semi-liquid black muck several centimeters thick: decaying feces reeking of ammonia and crawling with maggots."

One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives by Bernd Heinrich

"With no consistently predictable time or place to go, what then?"

6Selliers
Set 20, 2022, 8:38 pm

We wavered around the stone point where the trail goes; then we were in the archipelago of islands, tips of sunken hills, once possibly a single ridge before the lake was flooded.

Surfacing by Margaret Atwood

"How would you like," I said, "to pick some blueberries?"

7fyrfly
Set 22, 2022, 4:11 am

"It's very kind of you, but...no thank you."

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten

"The kitchen's amazing, isn't it?"

8Selliers
Set 22, 2022, 4:27 pm

What a joy it is in life when you happen to have a clean, warm kitchen. It has never happened to me. I have never been good at keeping order around me.

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

"Where did they get those fancy cars and houses?"

9fyrfly
Set 26, 2022, 10:53 am

"...our own mission here in Ihonitiria..."

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

"How did everyone know to stop at this place?"

10Selliers
Out 24, 2022, 10:28 am

"NO TRESPASSERS
NO UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY BEYOND THIS POINT
BY ORDER"

Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris

"What did I tell you?"

11SqueakyChu
Out 24, 2022, 2:38 pm

"It sounded a lot worse than it was..."

The Death of Santini - Pat Conroy

"Do I have to draw you a picture?"

12Selliers
Editado: Nov 11, 2022, 7:19 pm

"A lovely and accurate picture of an inventor's life!" he laughed.

The Lark by E. Nesbit

"He's been paying you a good deal of attention, hasn't he?"

13susanbooks
Nov 22, 2022, 1:48 pm

"He's doing what he always does." (67)

Motor Spirit by Jarett Kobek

"And what's Bryan concerned about?" (89)

14SqueakyChu
Nov 22, 2022, 10:10 pm

"The boy wants to see where his mama was born..."

The Death of Santini - Pat Conroy

"Why are all these men around the house?"

15Selliers
Dez 3, 2022, 3:30 pm

" ... We meet every few years. Mostly abroad. But this time I brought them here. For what you might call a little conference."

The Magicians by J. B. Priestley

"Was it an interesting experience?"

16SqueakyChu
Dez 4, 2022, 5:22 pm

"I only spent one coin. Didn't waste any money."

Solito - Javier Zamora

"How's Margarita?"

17Selliers
Dez 14, 2022, 8:37 pm

"After all, the scene was grotesque—the naked woman lying in the grass, the dressed man standing moodily by with his hands in his pockets."

Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

"Did I hit the sergeant?"

18CosmicMiddleChild
Editado: Dez 19, 2022, 12:46 pm

"there's been a mistake. How is it even possible for someone to be guilty? We're all human beings here, one like the other."

The Trial- Franz Kafka

"Do you presume I'm guilty too?"

19Selliers
Dez 25, 2022, 9:47 pm

"Well, somebody pushed her down the stairs," Mrs. Willow said. "She never fell by herself."

The Sundial by Shirley Jackson

"Carry packages? I?"

20rebaisa
Dez 26, 2022, 2:29 pm

"nothing beats on-the-job training."

Amongst Our Weapons by Ben Aaronovitch

"How did you know it was an alien?"

21Selliers
Jan 23, 2023, 11:51 pm

Its left and right limbs were jointed at three places, and its stride length was close to six feet.

Illegal Alien by Robert J. Sawyer

"How long do you need to prepare?"

22rebaisa
Fev 18, 2023, 3:06 pm

"at least twenty minutes each morning in moustache prep alone."

Tales from the Gas Station: Volume One by Jack Townsend

"How did the dark god style his hair into a mohawk? Is he using hairspray? Where did that come from?”

23salubanski
Fev 18, 2023, 11:13 pm

"Yaroslav's renowned glass cabinet." (393)

A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles

"What do you think, mein Herr? A dapper hat?" (103)

24rebaisa
Fev 22, 2023, 12:06 pm

"It looked like a Walkman ate another Walkman, exploded, then underwent reconstructive surgery in the dark with liberal amounts of electrical tape."

Tales from the Gas Station: Volume Two by Jack Townsend

“You know you’ve got a giant bug crawling out of your eye-hole, right?”

25Selliers
Fev 25, 2023, 9:14 am

A fly -- a fat blue gem, covered in fine, downy hair -- wanders across Felicita's face.

Murder Most Serene by Gabrielle Wittkop

"Who's there?"

26rebaisa
Mar 9, 2023, 2:24 am

"It’s me. I got another one for your collection, but I’m gonna need some help hauling her out of a ditch."

Tales from the Gas Station: Volume Three by Jack Townsend

"What is our purpose on this planet?"

27SqueakyChu
Mar 12, 2023, 2:27 pm

"...to study matural sciences, higher mathematics, history, and music..."

Benjamin Banneker and Us - Rachel Jamison Webster

"Am I remembering that right?"

28rebaisa
Mar 17, 2023, 6:01 pm

I hesitated before answering, but then I remembered exactly how it felt being trapped with nothing but my vivid hallucinations and overactive imagination to keep me company.

Tales from the Gas Station: Volume Three by Jack Townsend

I must have been crazy. Why else would I have left the safety of the tent to venture out into the crowd?

29SqueakyChu
Mar 17, 2023, 11:11 pm

"Only for money..."

Benjamin Banneker and Us - Rachel Jamison Webster

"What did my brother say?"

30rebaisa
Mar 18, 2023, 7:24 am

"He said he’d give me half an hour in return for free sodas for life."

Tales from the Gas Station: Volume Three by Jack Townsend

“Dude, what the hell happened to you?”

31SDaisy
Mar 22, 2023, 10:05 pm

Rex got away. I had to hunt for him.

Arthur: The Beginning by Walter Stoffel

"Can you get up by yourself? You want some help?"

32SqueakyChu
Mar 22, 2023, 10:57 pm

"That is generous of you."

Benjamin Banneker and Us - Rachel Jamison Webster

"What now? Is some alien going to jump out at me?"

33Selliers
Mar 31, 2023, 4:38 pm

"Yes, indeed. What a turn the times have taken!"

The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy

"In what way is he wicked?"

34Selliers
Abr 26, 2023, 1:05 pm

"He wore silk shirts."

The Misses Mallett by E. H. Young

"Now what are your instructions?"

35SqueakyChu
Editado: Maio 24, 2023, 11:37 pm

“Concentrate on what you have to do. Fix your eyes on it. Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being…”

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

“What is it in ourselves that we should prize?”

36Selliers
Jun 19, 2023, 9:20 pm

"My foot's a long way from my brain."

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

"Will we have cake for tea on my birthday?"

37SqueakyChu
Jun 19, 2023, 9:25 pm

"I have it in my bag right here."

Brown Boy - Omer Aziz

"What's so funny?"

38PaulCranswick
Jun 19, 2023, 11:01 pm

"I sent one boy to the gaschambers at Huntsville."

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

"What's the problem, officer?"

39SqueakyChu
Jun 20, 2023, 1:05 am

“Federal police in Mississaugua have arrested eighteen men on charges of terrorism.”

Brown Boy - Omer Aziz

“So, what do you want to do with your life?”

40Selliers
Jun 20, 2023, 6:44 pm

"What does it matter? We have enough money."

Slow River by Nicola Griffith

"Do you really need this equipment?"

41Kristelh
Editado: Jun 24, 2023, 9:32 am

"She pressed a 3.25 disk into his hands."

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow - Gabrielle Zevin

"How do I get in touch with you?"

42terriks
Jun 25, 2023, 4:59 pm

"If you can't see it, there's no use going into it."

Tender Is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"You like to help everybody, don't you?"

43Selliers
Editado: Jul 2, 2023, 6:13 pm

But she shook her head. "I'm afraid that's not what I'm saying at all...."

Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany

"What's that low humming?"

44SqueakyChu
Jul 11, 2023, 8:46 pm

"...the wind whistling through ill-fitted window frames"

Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons

"Where is your VCR?"

45Selliers
Set 9, 2023, 7:03 pm

"By the river, on the way to the store."

The Hole by Hiroko Oyamada

"What about you? Do you have a device like that?"

46SqueakyChu
Set 9, 2023, 8:40 pm

"It remains the only one we have."

Carrion Comfort

"Are you sure you can get the equipment started without keys?"

47SweetCaroline765
Editado: Set 12, 2023, 11:49 pm

Mensagem removida pelo autor.

48SweetCaroline765
Set 12, 2023, 11:52 pm

“Oh, yes,” I say neutrally.

“…how come I never know when you’re having a nightmare?” I say.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

49SqueakyChu
Set 13, 2023, 12:05 am

>48 SweetCaroline765: "...it isn't for sweet, delicate young ladies, like you.."

Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"How can you shut your eyes and ears?"

50Selliers
Out 22, 2023, 4:14 pm

Georg Vittorin sat there with half-closed eyes. Herr Ebenseder's droning voice sounded very remote.

Little Apple by Leo Perutz

"What happened then?"

51SqueakyChu
Out 23, 2023, 4:21 pm

"I don't know. Something about a killin'."

The Trees - Percival Everett

"Just what is going on, Special Agent Hind?"

52Selliers
Out 31, 2023, 9:55 pm

He urinated outside the shack...

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

"Did they search for me?"

53dunfern
Nov 19, 2023, 2:00 pm

He wafted his hand, no need.

The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey

"I always think that a village that can still find the spirit for pranks is in good health, don't you?"

54SqueakyChu
Nov 22, 2023, 7:48 pm

"It's risky."

Yesteryear - Stephen G. Eoannou

"Who is this man with a small chin?"

55Selliers
Nov 30, 2023, 5:22 pm

"That's not enough. I must find you some more."

The Corner That Held Them by Sylvia Townsend Warner

"How much for a vicar?" she enquired.

56rebaisa
Jan 19, 3:40 am

"More than you think."

Ordinary Gods and Monsters by Chris Womersley

"There was a familiar smell, something sharp - what was that?"

57Selliers
Jan 19, 6:28 pm

I knew that smell. It was the unmistakable stench of bat droppings.

The Mummy Case: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense by Elizabeth Peters

"Whom are you expecting?"

58Charon07
Jan 19, 7:46 pm

“Unwary hippos, careless tourists.”

Cat Brushing by Jane Campbell

“Was she ashamed?”

59SqueakyChu
Jan 19, 8:50 pm

"Those things happen."

The Other Americans - Laila Lalami

"How are you holding up?"

60Selliers
Editado: Fev 12, 10:24 pm

"Come back tomorrow. Bring me something I can sell or eat."

Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax

"Shouldn't you be with your wife?"

61Charon07
Fev 13, 9:03 pm

“She has long accepted that I will not return to Saint Rémy during her lifetime.”

The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li

“What’s the secret you can’t let others hear?”