My last quote of the challenge! I want to thank Another Closet Hippie once again for asking me to participate.
In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you
Pride and Prejudice
And as for three nominations…Anyone who wants to should do it! It’s a great exercise, and it was hard to pick just three quotes!
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. It got my attention and brought me a whole series with it.
Another day another quote:
“People simply disappeared, always during the night. Your name was removed from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.”
The next three I’ll be tagging will be:
1. It’s a Bookish Thing 13
2. Pomegranate Cat Books
3. Reading with Jenna
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
I think finding out about Sirius, and the events after this reveal, was a pretty big surprise for me. It really changed my entire view of what the series would be like. It was a twist in the story that changed the direction of the whole series, and that is why, while it may not have been the biggest plot twist, I chose to list this one as the most surprising for me.
I was tagged to do this by Another Closet Hippie. I’ve been seeing it around lately and had been wondering what it was about, so I’m thrilled to be included!
The first quote comes from The Dinner by Herman Koch
“Around here, we’re as happy as God in France.”
Rules of this Challenge:
- Post three consecutive days
- You can pick one or three quotes per day
- Challenge three different bloggers per day
For today, I’ll be tagging:
1. Book Adventures
2. The Book and the Bone
3. Zezee with Books
I learned a lot from this book. Like there are always two sides to the story and that even the “bad guy” has some redeeming qualities. Sometimes, when you find out a bit more about the other side, you can find sympathy for the other person. I’ve learned to be a bit more open-minded and less black-and-white about things since reading the book (and seeing the musical, which was also pretty amazing!).
I’ve said it before, but I really connected to Hermione when I was a child. All about those books!
Lady Audley’s Secret
A classic I read in college that just blew me away. It’s really the beginning of the thriller/mystery genre. I’ve been meaning to pick up more from this author, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet
I saw this post over at Book Riot a couple of days ago, and I thought I’d like to respond to it myself. Under what circumstances would I lend out a book to someone? This is an interesting topic, because it turns complicated real quick, and it also turns into a discussion about how I care for my books, because that is a major factor in my book lending decisions. See, I’m one of those people who likes to keep my books pristine. I don’t dog-ear, I don’t crack the spines, I don’t write in the margins. When I buy a book at the store, I look through all the copies to make sure I pick up the book that is in the most perfect condition, and I have been known to return a book I’ve ordered because it arrived with a bent cover. See the problem? How can I give my books away when I get so stressed about what the condition of them is before I even buy them? How am I supposed to let someone else take them when I don’t know how they’re going to treat them? So over the years I’ve come up with a set of circumstances in which I will allow books to be lent to other people.
Continue reading “Lending Books”
The Secret History
The Goldfinch was fantastic and didn’t feel like it was as long as it actually was. I keep hearing about how amazing this is and how it has a “cult-like” following. If it’s as good as the Goldfinch, it will be so enjoyable.