I tend read several books simultaneously, and so I’ve selected two of these, one for each tag.
The first book is Armistead Maupin’s More Tales of the City.
Page 161, sentence 6: “I never will.”
This sentence is quite enigmatic when read out of context. Michael is dictating a letter to tell his mother he is gay. The entire passage, with the sixth sentence in context reads:
“There’s not much else I can say, except that I’m the same Michael you’ve always known. You just know me better now. I have never consciously done anything to hurt you. I never will.”
Maupin, Armistead. 1980. More tales of the city. New York: Harper & Row.
The second book is Anna R. Dadlez’ In Time of War Growing Up during the Nazi Occupation and its Aftermath.
Page 161, sentence 6: “Her face, wet with tears, was marked by running mascara and some previous attempts with rouge.”
To set the scene, Violetta has sheltered three members of the Polish Home Army in her beauty salon. A German corporal and his unit, looking for the three men, have arrived at Violetta’s building. In context, the passage reads:
“He was, however, distracted from climbing the steps to the front entrance by the abrupt opening of its very door. In it appeared Violetta in pink overalls and matching turban. Her face, wet with tears, was marked by running mascara and some previous attempts with rouge.”
Dadlez, Anna R. 2006. In time of war growing up during the Nazi occupation and its aftermath. Lublin [Poland]: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
I’d like to hear what the following five people are reading:
- Brenda at Brenda Dougall Merriman
- Brian at Zalewski Family Genealogy
- G at how to survive suburban life
- George Morgan at Along Those Lines…
- Susan at Echo Hill Ancestors
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