Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
As Betty's father is pondering the possibility of a bright and sensible young woman falling in love with a cruel or unprincipled man:
He had lived long enough to see beautiful, strong-spirited creatures do strange things, follow strange gods, swept away into seas of pain by strange waves.
I've been enjoying this book, but am glad I'm getting close to the end. It's been a long, slow read, because baseball season has been cutting into my reading time, but this is engaging enough to keep me reading at least a little bit every day. And I'm looking forward to my next BL-opoly roll and picking my next book!