Shall we have a taste?
(Yes, we shall...)
What we call "normal" now will eventually be viewed as cultural carbon monoxide -- the silent killer of logic and good sense, imperceptible until we wake up in ten years surrounded by photos of women wearing sunglasses sized for bullmastiffs on their way to stick vials of stroke medication into their eyebrows. Looking back, I can't decide which makes me cringe more -- that I avoided speaking to Rachel Hermann about her home life or that I participated in a game that predicted the number of babies I would one day expel from my body as dictated by the first digit of my area code. -- pg 130, How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley (ARC)
Okay, so as funny as this snippet is to most (including myself) the book as a whole is coming across a bit differently...shall reserve more of that for the soon to come review....
Gem could guess the rest of that. Rio probably had girls throwing themselves at him. Come to think of it, given how dangerously good-looking he was, there was part of her that agreed with them. Only part though. -- pg 65, The Wordwick Games, Book 1: Rise of the Fire Tamer by Kailin Gow