...which is simultaneously amazing and frustrating, because how, HOW, am I supposed to choose my favorite passage ever?! I not only have a collection of favorite poems, I have tons of favorite novels, and then - oh dear God - all the word art I've collected in fanfic??
Clearly, I am going to devote way more hours to this than I need to, or in fact can afford. On the other hand...woohoo! I have an excuse to spend all afternoon reading through my story binder and waxing rhapsodically about the best books ever written! Hm. I wonder if the library has Francesca Lia Block novels I could pore over. *checks* They do! Neither of my favorites, alas, but I think Echo has some pretty stuff...oh, and Rose and the Beast was good too, if I recall correctly.
You know what, let's make this an LJ meme. Go forth,
Think about a piece of writing you've read in the past - humorous, thought-provoking, descriptive, whatever - that you remember long after the fact and/or keep coming back to. Choose a brief poem or part of a short story/novel/essay (under 300 words) to excerpt. Post the poem/excerpt along with a brief explanation of when or where you first read it and why it's significant. Repeat as many times as your heart desires.