Why I Love To Read? Because Books Got Me Covered!

“Books are adventure. They contain murder and mayhem and passion. They love anyone who opens them.”

Helen Mirren as Elinor Loredan, Inkheart

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The Quote Hoarder: On Applause and Ovations

The Quote Hoarder is a series of posts where I share some of my favorite quotes from different books, manga, anime or tv series.

“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”

― Wonder, RJ Palacio

I first discovered this quote on reviewkingdomblog when he reviewed the book. It had made such an impact that I never forgot about it, and now I’m wondering if it will do same for who might be reading this..

It’s beautiful to think that I might get a standing ovation even just once in my life. I wonder how that would feel? But as a regular gal I think that’s highly unlikely, and so instead of a standing ovation I will settle for the simple things like a pat in the back, or even a “good job”, “you’re doing amazing”, and the clincher “I’m proud of you.”

It’ll be a miniseries of ovations and it will be collected and safely stored until it becomes a standing ovation in my heart.

Here on the blogosphere we even have our own system of mini ovations. A like or a thumbs up, a comment to appreciate one’s effort, or even a supportive and helpful ping-back to a post. They do wonders not only for the blogger’s self confidence but also for the person behind the blog.

You never know you’re already contributing to one’s standing ovation so give the love around and for sure it’ll come back to you!

For the love of words and quotes, feel free to join me any time! I’d love to know your favorite quotes. You can post your own and link here or even a comment below will suffice.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday Lists to Do, Covers to Drool Over, and Manga to Read

“People who want to appear clever rely on memory. People who want to get things done make lists.”

Note to self: Make lots and lots of list. Do not in any occasion this year try to appear clever.  Continue reading “Tuesday Lists to Do, Covers to Drool Over, and Manga to Read”

Tags Hitting Close to the Heart: My Reasons Why & 5 Things I Like About Myself

My blog tags are growing in number and I can almost hear them getting impatient in their temporary home in my bookmarks, and I know I’ll be lamenting over my lateness in responding to them, so why not do it already? Continue reading “Tags Hitting Close to the Heart: My Reasons Why & 5 Things I Like About Myself”

My Name in TBR Book Tag — My Monster & Me

(A gif that perfectly illustrates my relationship with the said shelf …)

You know my name but not my to be read shelf… so I’d like you guys to be acquainted with my ever growing TBR. I usually feed it once in a blue moon but in large quantities. It’s wrecking havoc in my priorities and a fearsome entity, thus I fondly call it my monster TBR or mons-TBR for short. Continue reading “My Name in TBR Book Tag — My Monster & Me”

Midnight Secretary by Ohmi Tomu: Of Midnight Cravings

Kaya Satozuka is a brilliant secretary who excels at her job, which is why she doesn’t bat an eye when she’s assigned to be personal secretary to Kyohei Touma, the very difficult managing director of Touma Foods. It doesn’t faze her when her new boss seems determined to make her fail, and she even manages to take it in stride when she discovers the secret behind his prickly behavior…he’s a vampire!  Continue reading “Midnight Secretary by Ohmi Tomu: Of Midnight Cravings”

The Quote Hoarder: The Clockwork Princess — A Character I Aspire To Be

I have often professed my undying love towards the character that is Tessa Gray and because of several fanarts and edits, the image stuck in my mind will forever be in the likes of Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, who is an actress best known for playing the mermaid Syrena in Pirates of the Caribbean. Continue reading “The Quote Hoarder: The Clockwork Princess — A Character I Aspire To Be”