Weekend Wanderings

Welcome back, readers!  As this goes live I’ll be in Brussels, finishing up 2011 with Mr K and his family.   

I wanted to round up your 2011 with a reminder of why we’re here.

The love.  

Oh, and the stories.
Anything which promises to show me the best 50 romantic lines from literature doesn’t need to explain itself twice.  I’m there.  
I’m a stickler for quotes from literature being taken in context; I’m afraid I haven’t read all these books below so am choosing these on the beauty of the quote alone.  But sometimes, that’s enough.

Some of my favourite:
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) 
“I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.”  Posession (A. S. Byatt)

The way her body existed only where he touched her. The rest of her was smoke.” The God Of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.” Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)

“Her life with others no longer interests him. He wants only her stalking beauty, her theatre of expressions. He wants the minute secret reflection between them, the depth of field minimal, their foreignness intimate like two pages of a closed book.” The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)

“Each time you happen to me all over again.” The Age Of Innocence (Edith Wharton)

They also have a best opening lines from literature, and a best closing lines and…oh I’m sorry?  Is your weekend well and truly gone?
Happy 2012, readers.  May there be love, books and adventures.   

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