As far as I can remember, this marks the first time a fellow Blogger has invited me to participate in a Blogger Challenge. My friend Sophia Ismaa at Sophia Ismaa Writes tagged me in the “3 Days, 3 Quotes” challenge. Thank you, Sophia. I’ll try not to botch it. Sophia has a lovely Blog, interesting, entertaining, and diverse. Please do give her a look.
My Day 1 quote is from Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge. The title character is a bitter, judgmental, caustic if not quite toxic woman who eventually proves herself to be worthy of love and respect despite those considerable flaws. I read and loved this book in February 2015, and if you’re interested, you can read my Goodreads review.
My Day 1 quote: “Sometimes, like now, Olive had a sense of just how desperately hard every person in the world was working to get what they needed. For most, it was a sense of safety, in the sea of terror that life increasingly became.”
And isn’t that the truth?
Oh, I almost forgot. The final part of the challenge is to tag 3 fellow Bloggers to join in the fun. I nominate the following: 1) S.M Hart at Curious Hart. 2) Gypsy at Little Gypsy Blue. 3) Tony at Tony Burgess Blog. I enjoy reading what these three say almost every time they post. Tag, kids, you’re it! Have fun.
And just because I’m a rebel, I’ll leave you with a bonus quote from Olive Kitteridge: “And mentally, I don’t believe, really, that I am one bit more out of my head than any other creature here on earth.”