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05 March 2018 - 11:12 p.m.

Could You Repeat That? CLXVIII
Favorite Lines of Recent Reads

Goodbye, Vitamin, Rachel Khong
You know what else is unfair, about Joel? That I loosened the jar lid, so somebody else could open him.

Batwoman: The Many Arms of Death (graphic novel), Marguerite Bennett & James Tynion IV
This isn't the start of a mystery. This is where one ends.

Fairest: Wide Awake (graphic novel), Bill Willingham
JONAH PANGHAMMER: You're an addict. You need stories the way the furrow needs the plow.

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
It is an air of generosity, mild chaos, and lots of culinary activity that greets customers as they come in: food being presented, replaced, sold; dishes changed, trays wiped clean, the counter rearranged; lots of other people chattering and queuing.

Made in India, Meera Sodha
If I can get one chicken tikka masala fan to contemplate an evening spent with chana masala, I'll see that as a battle half won.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
Harry didn't look it, but he was very fast.

Stephen Florida, Gabe Habash
I don't really miss anything anymore, but I know he's like everyone else and falls for life's left-behinds. Everyone's unfortunately born with a memory.

Field Roast, Tommy McDonald
When you hear the word vegan, what comes to your mind? A militant lifestyle rife with kale, tahini, and social justice?

Aquaman: The Trench (graphic novel), Geoff Johns
POLICE OFFICER: Aquaman? What're you doing here?
AQUAMAN: I heard the sirens from the harbor.
SWAT: You need a glass of water or something?

Myers+Chang at Home, Joanne Chang with Karen Akunowicz
Every great dish, restaurant, menu, or cookbook is an assemblage of creativity, collaboration, inspiration...and theft.

Hellblazer: The Wild Card (graphic novel), Mike Carey
CHAS: I can wait for you if you want. There's fuck all left of the day now anyway.
JOHN: No, you go home, mate. Otherwise I'll have Renee after me, too. Don't reckon I could cope with that right now.
CHAS: Aye, all right then. Call me if you need anything. So long as it's not the sort of anything that John Carpenter would make a film about.

Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand, Andy Ricker with JJ Goode
The ride was uneventful until I got a tap on the shoulder. I clicked off my Walkman and turned to an Australian guy who said matter-of-factly, "Mate, you've got a scorpion on your head."

The Animators, Kayla Rae Whitman
I have never had a life like this, where I felt so good so often, so perpetually safe inside my own head. I wake up with no headaches and no dream recall.
It becomes winter.

Olives, Lemons & Za'atar, Rawia Bishara
Why bake alone when you can bake together? Why make one batch of cookies when you can make hundreds?

Hellblazer: Out of Season (graphic novel), Mike Carey
RAVI: I will swear by the skull, I think. I see by the inscription that it belonged to a friend of mine. My most recent name is Ravi. It is the only one I intend to mention here.

Aquaman: The Others (graphic novel), Geoff Johns
YA'WARA: We were never formally a team. But Arthur and I had a connection.
ARTHUR:A telepathic one.
MERA: Not better.

Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom (graphic novel), Bill Willingham
RAPUNZEL: I gave up. It was that or go mad. I sailed off the edge of the world and ended up in the hidden kingdom.

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