Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ The Square Root of Summer

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts - (un)Conventional Bookviews

I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood. Thomas and Gottie are in the kitchen for this scene. {pg. 104}

The Square Root of Summer

“Told you I was terrible,” I say cheerfully. I’d faked my laughter at the school exhibition, pretending to make fun of myself, but somehow with Thomas, it’s real. I’m terrible and it’s okay. “Your turn. Why baking, really?”
“Everyone says you have to be superprecise to bake– like your extra-credit thing, the time travel project. One calculation out of place and the whole thing would go wrong, right?”
“Yeah…”
“It’s hogwash!” Thomas announced gleefully. I’m charmed by his use of the word hogwash— it reminds me of the pigs at the fair. He points at the bowl. “Look at this– bit of eggshell in there, scoop it out with a finger, what the hell. Too much flour, forget the butter, drop the pan– it doesn’t matter how many mistakes you make, it mostly turns out okay. And when it doesn’t, you cover it with icing.”

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