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  • Mindyrecycles shared from The Art of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach
    What other sport not only kept a stat as cruel as the error but posted it on the scoreboard for everyone to see?
  • Mindyrecycles shared from As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto by Joan Reardon
    (I also think the young hostess should be advised never to say anything about what she serves, in the way of "Oh, I don't know how to cook, and this may be awful," or "poor little me," or "this didn't turn out"...etc. etc. It is so dreadful to have to reassure one's hostess that everything is delicious, whether or not it is. I make it a rule, no matter what happens, never to say one word, though it kills me. Maybe the cat has fallen in the stew, or I have put the lettuce out the window and it has frozen, or the meat is not quite done ... Grit one's teeth and smile.)
  • Mindyrecycles shared from Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple
    “You’re bored. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret about life. You think it’s boring now? Well, it only gets more boring. The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.”
  • Mindyrecycles shared from Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray
    “I’ve had the article about you on my fridge for weeks. Since I didn’t have any money to help you out, I thought I couldn’t do anything for you at all. And then last night, I was doing my daughter’s laundry, and I thought, how silly of me, maybe you had laundry I could do for you. I mean, your parents, someone, should be helping you with these things while you’re busy with school.” I stared at her in disbelief. She asked again, “Well, do you? Do you have some laundry?” Once a week, every week, she stopped by the school in her silver minivan and picked up and dropped off my clean,...
    Note: I just love this. Doing what she could!
  • Mindyrecycles shared from House of Evidence by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson
    It was her opinion that having a good employer and the ability to walk to work was life’s greatest happiness.