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Last 20 highlights from my Kindle

One thing I like about my Kindle is its ability to highlight passages/words and view them outside of the book in a separate file. I use this feature to highlight words that I ended up looking in the dictionary and to highlight quotes that I liked.

My 10 most recent highlighted words: (unedited so you get to see how lame my vocabulary is)

From Cranford by Eiizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell:

10. Quondam 9. Epistolary 8. baize

From Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery:

7. Titian 6. flounce (not as a verb, but as a noun) 5. prosaic 5. drabbled 4. samite 3. pall as in “we must pall the barge all its length in blackest samite” 2. snood

My 10 Most Recent Quotes:

10. “…poplar leaves were rustling silkily all around it.” (I liked the rustling silkily bit)

9. “Mrs. Rachel Lynde was one of those capable creatures who can manage their own concerns and those of other folks into the bargain.”

From Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust translation by C.K. Scott Moncrieff:

8. “…he told me that fine lines of poetry (from which I, if you please, expected nothing less than the revelation of truth itself) were all the finer if they meant absolutely nothing.”

7. “For even if we have the sensation of being always enveloped in, surrounded by our own soul, still it does not seem a fixed and immovable prison; rather do we seem to be borne away with it, and perpetually struggling to pass beyond it, to break out into the world, with a perpetual discouragement as we hear endlessly, all around us, that unvarying sound which is no echo from without, but the resonance of a vibration from within.”

6. “…for it would volatilise itself in some way before I could touch it, just as an incandescent body which is moved towards something wet never actually touches moisture, since it is always preceded, itself, by a zone of evaporation.”

From The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman:

5. “The knife had a handle of polished black bone…” (I liked this detail)

From Dubliners by James Joyce

4. “No memory of the past touched him, for his mind was full of a present joy.”

3. “…so was the fecund tropical smell that he had never forgotten, that to him was more evocative than any madeleine,” (reminded me of Swann’s way)

2. “You really want to know what being an X-Man feels like? Just be a smart bookish boy of color in a contemporary U.S. ghetto. Mamma mia! Like having bat wings or a pair of tentacles growing out of your chest.”

1. “…could feel a low susurrus of excitement building in the chamber.” (I like the word susurrus. My sister makes fun of me for overusing it in my stories.)

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