January 3, 2009

What I've Been Reading

"It was unwise to read old books; the fury they ignited wasn't old; it was new. If she couldn't get the pompous fart himself, she wanted to search out the descendants of H. Hardless and stab the life out of them. But the child shouldn't be blamed for a father's crime, she tried to reason with herself, then. But should the child therefore also enjoy the father's illicit gain?"
- The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai, chapter 31.

1 comment:

self taught artist said...

i wrap my presents in old newspapers, but this is a beautiful alternative! much better than the ugly expensive things in gift shops.