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Highlighted Monday #2

Highlighted Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (be it a physical or electronic copy)
  • Find a sentence you like (because it’s funny or cute or mysterious or whatever  you find interesting)
  • Highlight the sentence
  • Make a post in your own blog where you share your highlighted sentence and link back to my blog as the host

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My highlighted text today comes from Schooled in Revenge by Jesse Lasky:

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My husband and I are big fans of the television series, Revenge.  We are both also in love with reading. Wide-reading is actually one of my New Years Resolutions and so in my attempt to leap beyond the best-sellers I’ve turned to lesser known titles like the one above. (For more on my 24 Book Challenge see this link.) My husband actually purchased this book for me and stuffed it my Christmas stocking as a gift.

I’m halfway through reading Schooled in Revenge, a novel based on the television show that I love.

One thing I enjoy about the book is that there is different cast of characters from those on the show. I’m learning about new people of affluent America. The television show is set in the Hamptons among an elite cast living off of fortunes build on deception. The above highlighted text draws a comparison between the setting of the television series and the setting of the book which is Napa Valley. I am able to indulge my desire to be rich and famous through Revenge. It’s a guilty pleasure.

The Ameri Brit Mom

 

 

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Highlighted Monday

This Monday I’ve decided to try something new. I’m a new follower of Rebeca’s blog, Books and Messy Buns. Today she has posted her Highlighted Monday Challenge and I’m going to join in on her literary fun today. The practice of highlighting good pieces of writing is all part of becoming a better writer so I am excited to try this out. Join me if you will!

Highlighted Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currenlty reading (be it a physical or eletronical copy)
  • Find a sentence you like (because it’s funny or cute or mysterious or whatever you find interesting)
  • Highlight the sentence
  • Make a post in your own blog where you share your highlighted sentence and link back to the blog as the host
  • Share the link to your post in the comments’ section here for the book community to see

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Here is my highlighted text:

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I’m currently reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman.

This highlighted sentence may not seem like much outside of the context of the story, but as a reader of this charming novel it meant so much. The main character is learning about the people she thought she knew. Her worldview is being stretched beyond what any normal seven year old could possibly imagine because of circumstances outside of her control. In this quoted passage the main character, Elsa, is understanding that people aren’t always as they seem

The Ameri Brit Mom