Welcome to the That One Line meme! 'That One Line' is a weekly meme I created, which is about a particular sentence/phrase/paragraph that I found particularly striking. It should be from a book although quotes related to reading are also welcome. It doesn’t have to be a book that I just finished but can be something that I read before and I just want to share it. If you’re doing this meme too, post a comment with a link to your post so we can read it! :)
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This week's That One Line is taken from a book I just finished reading, A Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell. Lily narrates:
"Slung over the shoulder of my vintage dress was my trusty Filipino woven backpack, filled with a few talismans and charms..."
I know it's not particularly thought-provoking, unlike the other That One Line entries I have shared in the past, but this line still struck me because of the word "Filipino". Since I'm a Filipina ('a' because I'm female), I find it awesome when I read authors referring to us. Us Filipinos are not usually mentioned in fiction stories by foreign authors so it always strikes me as special when I come across references to us in books. Aside from that, there is no disparaging/racist/stereotyped notions in her usage in the sentence, which I always appreciate!
How about you, come across any good lines lately?