The Quote Hoarder: The Bookworm Assassin

“She’d entered a city made entirely of leather and paper. Celaena put a hand against her heart. Escape routes be damned.”

If I must share, I am obsessed with any Sarah J. Maas books that I have read and I keep going back and rereading some of them over the course of waiting for her next installments. But here’s the book that started my descent into this epic saga — Throne of Glass. A book about an assassin brought into the throne of glass. Of all her swaggering traits and witty moments, what endeared me the most to this assassin during my first encounter of her was her love of books.


What to do when you are an assassin bored to death? Apparently, you write a letter to the Crown Prince:

Your Highness—

It has come to my attention that your library isn’t a library, but rather a personal collection for only you and your esteemed father to enjoy. As many of your million books seem to be present and underused, I must beg you to grant me permission to borrow a few so that they might receive the attention they deserve. Since I am deprived of company and entertainment, this act of kindness is the least someone of your importance could deign to bestow upon a lowly, miserable wretch such as I.

Yours most truly,

Celaena Sardothien

My Most True Assassin, 

Enclosed are seven books from my personal library that I have recently read and enjoyed immensely. You are, of course, free to read as many of the books in the castle library as you wish, but I command you to read these first so that we might discuss the. I promise they are not dull, for I am not one inclined to sit through pages of nonsense and bloated speech, though perhaps you enjoy works and authors who think very highly of themselves.

Most affectionately,

Dorian Havilliard

And the proper survival item for an assassin?

“I can survive well enough on my own—if given proper reading material.”

Definitely an assassin after my own heart.

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