3 Days, 3 Quotes

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.”

1984

The next three I’ll be tagging will be:

1. It’s a Bookish Thing 13

2. Pomegranate Cat Books

3. Reading with Jenna

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Day 27: Most Surprising Plot Twist or Ending

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.

3 Quotes, 3 Days

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:

  1. Post three consecutive days
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day
  3. 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

Day 26: A Book that Changed My Opinion About Something

Wicked

 

 

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!).

Lending Books

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.

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