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Read Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold

So, I finished reading Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold. It was quite good and while Miles is a butthead at the beginning of the book as I've said, he still does it in a very Milesesque way. So, I'm satisfied.

Oh, azurelunatic, there have been a few times in my life where I've had to go two falls out of three like that. I haven't always made the right choice but I always made it right later. Thanks for bringing that out for me.

I thought I'd bring out some of the quotes from the book that I enjoyed:
"Real monsters", observed Miles, answering her thought instead of her words, "often are just ordinary men. Only more confused in their thinking. Ilyan is one of the least confused men I know"

Love, it seemed, was not only contagious, it was aggresively contagious.

Who are you, boy?
… Who are you who asks?

On the thought a blessed silence came, an empty clarity. He took it at first for utter desolation, but desolation was a kind of free fall, perpetual and without ground below. This was stillness: balanced, solid, weirdly serene. No momentum to it at all, forward or backwards or sideways.
I am who I choose to be. I always have been what I chose … though not always what I pleased.

His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.

There is one more quote that I am going to post but it needs to go into its own entry. You'll see why when I post it.

Pulling quotes from books can be a funny thing. I know that sometimes I am so deep into a book that remembering to pull a quote out isn't something that I remember to do. But sometimes, a quote is so apropos that it has to be pulled out or possibly something in the meat world distracts me and it pulls me out of the book at just the right time to see something as a quote rather than being immersed in the world. Funny things...
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