My Favorite Quotes From… Spin by Catherine McKenzie

Spin by Catherine McKenzie

(via GoodReads)

Originally Published on March 29, 2009

“I knew it was childish, I knew it was kind of criminal, but I was having a shitty day and I wanted to spread the shit around.

“‘Why do people always remember the worst thing you’ve ever done?’ ‘Because negative things are way more interesting.'”

“I guess if it’s not worth running toward, it isn’t true love.

“Those who can’t run, smoke.”

“We smile at each other, and I wonder if I’m the only one feeling nervous and awkward.”

“I just remember feeling like my parents were something I had to run away from. And whenever I came back, I felt further away from them.”

“Sign me up for anything but hanging out with myself in my head.”

“Because they all still talk about drugs and alcohol like they’re describing a lover they wish they could get back.

“Decisions have never been my strong suit. Go home at a reasonable hour or have the next drink? Give a guy my number, or invite him to my apartment? Lie to my friends and family, or be frank and honest? I’ve always chosen drink, invitation, lying.

And really, who cares if it’s badly written? Was the piece that made Gossip Central famous actually well written? Did anyone read it and think, now there’s a turn of phrase, or, what a little gem of alliteration? Hell, no. The only important thing was, is, the information, and so long as it makes it from my brain to the page, it won’t matter if it’s written in the passive voice or full of dangling participles. It won’t matter to anyone but me.

“Oh how I love that first-drink feeling. It’s one part I-can-do-nothing-wrong and one part I-should-do-something-wrong. I’m funnier, the world is brighter, and anything troubling me seems to be no trouble at all.

“‘Impossible.’ ‘Nothing’s impossible,’ Amy says quietly. ‘But if it feels like it is, isn’t that the only thing that counts?’

Synopsis: “Katie Sandford has just gotten an interview at her favourite music magazine, The Line. It’s the chance of a lifetime. So what does she do? Goes out to celebrate — and shows up still drunk at the interview. No surprise, she doesn’t get the job, but the folks at The Line think she might be perfect for another assignment for their sister gossip rag. All Katie has to do is follow It Girl Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop (and complete the 30-day program without getting kicked out), they’ll reconsider her for the job at The Line.

Katie takes the job. But things get complicated when real friendships develop, a cute celebrity handler named Henry gets involved, and Katie begins to realize she may be in rehab for a reason. Katie has to make a decision — is publishing the article worth everything she has to lose?”
(via OverDrive)

Genre: Chick Lit, Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

My Rating: 5/5 stars

XO, Hunida

6 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotes From… Spin by Catherine McKenzie

    1. I agree! I was constantly surprised by Catherine McKenzie’s writing! It’s an interesting read– I’d answer all of your questions but I don’t wanna spoil it for you! 😉

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