Well, it has been a while since I've been able to manage this meme. Still trying to get back to normal after the past month and a half. I think I'm making a good start. I've started visiting some of my favorite blogs again, posted some reviews, finally managed a Stacking the Shelves post and now this, Swoon Thursday.
I love Swoon Thursday. I'm such a sucker for romance.
Swoon Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by http://yabound.blogspot.com/
Here's how it works:
From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.
This week's Swoon for me is from Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone. It's just a beautifully crafted story about falling in love out of time.
So without further ado, here is my swoon....
"The point is that I'm not supposed to be here, Anna. Not in Evanston. Not in 1995. I'm not supposed to know you, or Emma, or this Maggie. I'm not supposed to go to this school, or do this homework, or hang out in your coffeehouse." Then he takes my hands in his like he's about to take me somewhere, but we don't leave the room - we just move a lot closer to each other. "I don't stay...anywhere. I visit. I observe. I leave. I don't ever stay."
I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with this information. Tell him to leave? Tell him to stay? But I don't have time to consider any other alternatives because he scoots in closer and brings his hands to my face, and I fall back into the bookcase as he kisses me with this intensity - like he wants to be here, and if he kisses me just long enough, deeply enough, none of what he just said will actually be true. And as much as I know it's all true and that it's incredibly stupid to feel this way about someone who doesn't belong here - who, when he leaves, will hardly be a plane ride away - my hands leave the Berber carpet, find his back, and pull him into me until I'm pinned against the shelves. Because he's here now. And because I'm pretty certain I don't want this to stop. Ever."