The 52 books I read in 2021. Do we overlap?
"'I wish we'd never met them.' I've lost count of how many times I've said that since that damn holiday in Spain.
“She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.”
“His heart was like a sensitive plant, that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind.”
"Just like the lava, time slowly became overgrown by moss.”
"2019 was a year to celebrate! We overcame Corbyn and his Bolshevik revolution and successfully duped the northerners into thinking we care about them (lol) to win an enormous election victory; Brexit is in the oven/defrosting/ready to be put in the microwave at some point and we have Boris at the helm."
“Make a place available to the eyes, and in certain ways it is no longer available to the imagination.”
"You couldn't introduce her to a situation without her trying to convince you she had locked eyes with someone she recognised, trying to form a link, perhaps, to explain how she had gone from A to B in life."
“After a certain age, you can pretty much do whatever takes your fancy. No one tells you off, except for your doctors and your children.”
“That these people would leave their homes, their cultures, their families, even their languages, and venture into tremendous peril, risking their very lives, all for the chance to get to the dream of some faraway country that doesn’t even want them.”