Monday, October 22, 2007

All morning I struggled with the sensation of stray wisps of one world seeping though the cracks of another. Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes--characters even--caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you.

--Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale


  1. We just read this book for our book club this month, and I absolutely loved everything about it. I highly recommend it to everyone. It's a great Halloween read.

  2. Oh, I loved that passage, too! Much of what I loved about the book was that it was about loving books--meta-love, if you will.


"I don't believe in ghosts, but I see them all the time."

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