Hello, everyone! Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Every week we highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.
I'm back! My mini-break is now over (although I wish it could last for a few more days). For those who missed The Reading Book Post on Monday, I promise that the next one will be a big one. Anyway, this week I chose a small passage from the novel Funny Girl (2014)by Nick Hornby. I've just begun reading it, but I'm excited since I've enjoyed most of the novel's I've read by Hornby.
This quote really hit the spot:
She wished that she could be happy, of course she did; she wished she wasn't different.
A small passage from the beginning of the novel. Yes, it's Hornby's usual writing style:
All right, yes, some people, men of all ages, did look at her, but not in the way that she wanted them to look. They looked at her blonde hair and her bust and her legs, but they never saw anything else. So she’d enter the competition, and she’d win it, and she was dreading the look in her father’s eyes when he saw that it wasn’t going to make any difference to anything.
Have you read Funny Girl? Do you like Nick Hornby? Which is your favourite novel of his?