3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day 3 – Crime and Punishment

This is my third and final post in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes series that came out of a nomination by Weezelle.

Today’s quote is from Crime and Punishment.

I know, I know, I need to stop banging on about how good Crime and Punishment is. Except I don’t. Because it is an incredible work of literature. Continue reading

3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day 2 – The Edible Woman

This is my second post in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes series that came out of a nomination by Weezelle.

Today’s quote is from The Edible Woman.

She felt them, their identities, almost their substance, pass over her head like a wave. At some time she would be — or no, already she was like that too; she was one of them, her body the same, identical, merged with that other flesh that choked the air in the flowered room with its sweet organic scent; she felt suffocated by this thick sargasso-sea of femininity.

The Edible Woman is the first book I read by Margaret Atwood. It was a life changing book for me, because I felt recognised. I think it was the first time I experienced that with a work of literature. It was a new experience of reading for me.

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3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day 1 – Wise Blood

Weezelle nominated me for this challenge. Thanks, Weezelle! At first I was flummoxed. I’m not the best at remembering quotes from anything. I’m more a “this was about this and it made me feel this” kind of person.

I had a think, though, and decided I would use the challenge to talk about three life changing books, and find a quote that summed up why each book meant something to me. Continue reading