Baby cats, big cats, skinny cats, sick cats. Cats asleep like little donuts.
Cats on top of the refrigerator. Cats taking a walk on the dinner table.
Her house is like cat heaven." (12 - 13)
from "Cathy Queen of Cats"
in The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros
What Pine & Fuqua
Have Been Reading This Summer!
More favorite lines from ~Mango Street~
About her apartment on Paulina Street:
Norma: "You live here -- alone?" she asks.
Norma: "So -- how did you do it?"
Sandra: "I did it by doing the things I was afraid of doing so that I would no longer be afraid." (xxiii)
About writers working together on their projects:
"We do this with no capital except valuable time. We do this because the world we live in is a house on fire and the people we love are burning. . . . we had no idea what we were doing was extraordinary." (xvii - xviii, xxiv)
Such beautiful imagery:
"The sky absorbs the night quickly - quickly, dissolving into the color of a plum." (xxvi)
When asked to name a favorite book, I always say
The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov!
especially if someone else is trying to read it!
~ Thanks to Cathleen for this photo! ~