katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
Savage Trust was quite a slog to get through. (It was the orphaned baby Lynx that saved me from skipping to the end.) However, there were a lot of quote-worthy passages in this thing, and I'm not even getting into the frontier watermelon...

Other people just look.
But she was alive. He crawled over to her and examined her quickly with his eyes.

Later on, you get the most amazing level of detail: "And how is it our staple food? The roots of this plant are gathered and dried and used in the preparation of food."

Also, medical advice.
"But be careful, Two Suns. To jostle him as you ride might inflict more pain even if he is not awake to feel it."

Then there are the heartless, feathery renegades.
"I am certain my men were also killed by the renegade Black Tail," Cloud Walker said tightly. "He always leaves behind what I have labeled a 'calling card' after he kills."

And, finally, at least one change of heart.
He had always had a big heart. It had just been misplaced for a while. But now it was back inside him, big and beautiful.
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
From Racing Moon:
"I would love to teach your children the art of painting watercolors," she said. "It has given me much joy, but it has also given me the means by which to make money."

[...]

He turned to her and smiled so brightly, her insides melted with passion.

and now we come to Night Wolf. I've joked about the Mad Libs method of writing, but then I came to page 237 and cracked up. (Needless to say, it was a previous borrower, not me, who wrote on the page.)

I would claim these are the last quotations I have on hand, but I am going to the library soon to return these two books...

Side-effects

Tuesday, January 4th, 2005 10:18 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
In choir socialness I sung the praises of The Leery Polyp blog, especially an entry which lists side effects of something called Cipro.


In other news, I got two more Cassie Edwards books out of the library.

Proud Eagle

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 01:04 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
Proud Eagle is a slim genre romance novel by Cassie Edwards. I picked it up by chance at the lbrary, and was greatly rewarded.

The predictible plot is enlivened by lengthy descriptions of Noble Indian Practices, odd names (Many Winds, Pretty Rain), angst about short hair, and rather disturbing anatomical liberties.
He slid his fingers up inside her shirt, stopping where her heart seemed centered.

"I do not have beds such as you are familiar with," Proud Eagle whispered [...] He reached for a pillow and placed it beneath Billie's head. "The women fill cedar bark pouches with cattail fluff for pillows," he said huskily, leaning down over her, his lips close.

"I care not what anything is made of," Billie murmured

Thank you, Billie. Neither does this reader.

A few chapters later we get "he swept his hand down and splayed his fingers across the center of her world at the juncture of her thighs". (Even nearer to the end of the book, both of them "reach the pinnacle of passion". Graham notes that it sounds like a Death by Chocolate dessert.)

Cassie Edwards has written an astonishing number of books; she's up to four a year. The titles alone are entertaining.

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