Jane asks eagerly how far I am in The Sherwood Ring.
“At the part where Barbara __________” (What, you think I’d give it away? Fie upon spoilers!)
I groan to indicate my state of suspense. This is a really gripping part of the book. All parts of this book have been gripping, but this is the grippingest so far.
“Oh, Mom!” cries Jane in sympathy.
And offers to babysit the little ones this morning so I can finish the book.
That’s my girl.
Answers to yesterday’s book quotes coming later. A lot of them have been guessed correctly already. And check out the comments for a few stumpers from other readers. I thought of another one this morning. It’s an easy one, a line we say so often I can’t believe it wasn’t the first quote to pop into my head yesterday—
“We’ll eat you up, we love you so!”
(Usually modified to “I,” applied with great frequency to toddlers and nice fat babies.)
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