What do you do when struck by a wonderful sentence?

Do you smile and read it once more? Do you read it out loud? To yourself? To whoever’s willing to listen? Do you dog ear the page? Do you write it down? Some people, in all their excitement, cannot choose and do all these things at once – I’m one of them.
Reading The Gathering by Anne Enright, I couldn’t help reaching for my little notebook, again and again. A sad and beautiful story about an Irish-Catholic family facing tragedy. Full of emotion in the spaces between. Full of words and images you want to hold on to.

She had gorgeous manners, Gran. She liked to put things on a tray. She had opinions about lump sugar and where was the right place to put your biscuit between bites, all of which made you feel really uncomfortable and very well loved.


PS: moleskine notebooks are the best – available at The Book Works!