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Annotations: The Girls

by Emma Cline

  • Like royalty in exile.
  • I was an average girl, and that was the biggest disappointment of all
  • Seen how my face was blatant with need, like an orphan’s empty dish.
  • both bureaucratic and mythological, like someone doomed to guard a cave for all eternity
  • Cut pain with a gesture of civility
  • Life will come up on you so fast, and guess what, you’ll be stuck with the person you are.
  • I was used to thinking about people who never thought about me
  • Handsome with the feminine duskiness of a cinematic villain, though I’d find out he was just from Kansas.
  • At the time, I only noticed the abandonment.
  • Tamar was different from Suzanne in a way that was easier.
  • Like he knew I would say yes even before I did
  • A detour from a larger, more correct journey.
  • while the days crumbled away like debris from a cliff face.
Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.
Annotations

Annotations: I’m Fine… and others lies

by Whitney Cummings

Note: This isn’t all the annotations from this book. I made a lot. This book really spoke to me. Here are some of the annotations:

  • Veggies should be crunchy
  • When someone isn’t talking, my brain tends to fill in the blanks with how I feel about myself
  • usually what I think I should do is wildly inappropriate
  • “taking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
  • As long as everything looks fine, everything is fine
  • I’m at capacity and have no business taking on new friends.
  • If you truly want to be nice to someone, cancel if that’s what you really want.
  • you go where you look. (I highlighted this twice)
  • that it’s my responsibility to provide my own joy
  • emotional dyslexia (I highlighted this twice)
  • survival skill of giggling when I was uncomfortable
  • At least twice a week I fantasize about handling that situation differently.
  • I’m more of an emotional gambling addict
  • “hurt people hurt people”
  • Denial is dangerous. Make sure you don’t have it.
  • Be friends with people who accept you for who you are and don’t make you feel scared or insecure or as though you have to constantly work for their approval.
  • full-blown hot mess, instead of the half-blown one I am now.
  • when people talk to their dogs, they’re saying things they subconsciously need to hear.
  • I basically ended up coaching a guy to be the best he can be for the next girl who came along.
  • “It was great for a while. Then it stopped being fun, but I didn’t know how to stop.”
  • Brain explode.

I swear this is about half the annotations from this book, which is three times what I normally have and I didn’t fully read the last chapter. I really liked this book! Gah I felt all the feels!

Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.
Annotations, Reviews

Annotations: What The Hell Did I Just Read

by David Wong (3rd in the John Dies at the End series which I love)

  • Either way, the call is always coming from inside the house.
  • If it’s not threatening you, just let it be
  • recent Disney movie. It was about a princess who has to learn to be independent or something.
  • delicate drizzle that feels like a ghost is silently sneezing in your face
  • People can either feel unconditional love, or they can’t
  • I’ll tell you right now, if there’s such a thing as fate, it can eat a bag of dicks.
  • I don’t need a doctor, I need work. I need a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
  • Society is nothing more than people cooperating with other people they’d much rather murder.
  • Bitch, your ego could blot out the sun.
  • Jesus, you don’t just sneak up behind people and start spouting wisdom at them.
  • Love is not always a two-way street, sometimes you pour your energy into something that never gives back.
  • sadness demon
  • I guess we were letting this thing make food for us now.
Between starting this book and the pervious one below I started and got half way through two other books, both of which I got bored of and have currently given up on. Everything I Never Told You & American Gods.
Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.
Annotations, Reviews

Annotations: You’ll Grow Out of It

by Jessi Klein

  • midcentury emotionally withholding
  • “take care of your own bird”
  • into men who would best be described as consistently horrible.
  • you have a tape that’s playing in your head. You need to decide to stop playing the tape.
  • want to be sexy and comfortable and I want men to want to unwrap me like I’m a Christmas gift, but I also want to be left alone and take a nap
  • At this point in the monologue, I had the sudden realization that the completely illogical circular argument I was building was not unlike what men must tell themselves as they plan to murder their wives.
Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.
Annotations, Reviews

Annotations: A Conjuring of Light

by V. E. Schwab
Shades of Magic #3

  • It doesn’t matter what someone is. Only what they think they are.
  • Dawn to dusk
  • A fresh start. A good end.
  • Progress was a process, change took time, a winter before every spring.
  • “Do you miss me?” His gravelly tone seemed to linger in the air. // “Like an itch,” she murmured.
  • She was fierce, and powerful, and terrifying.
Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.
Annotations, Reviews

Annotations: Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

by David Wong

  • Then one day he’ll find out his life is all wrapping paper and no gift.
  • I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to forget I ever met you.
  • There’s just slamming your head into the wall, refusing to take no for an answer.
Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.