Book Quotes: "This One Is Mine" by Maria Semple


One of my new habits since switching over to Kindle reading (I have a lot to say on the physical book vs digital reader debate but I’ll refrain for now) is screen-shotting my favorite passages and mots justes from books. I’ve read the entire Maria Semple ouevre (feeling very French this morning), and “Where D’You Go Bernadette?” remains my favorite. But “Today Will Be Different” and “This One Is Mine” both fit into the overlapping universe that Semple has created, so the completist will be rewarded and vastly entertained by reading all three novels. Truthfully, you could highlight passages from every page of Semple’s books, but here are two bits from her first novel, “This One Is Mine” that tickled me.