Tessa Gray portrait by meileen_art

 “You know that feeling,” she [Tessa] said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.”

― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

My thoughts over at: The Quote Hoarder: The Clockwork Princess — A Character I Aspire To Be

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3 Days, 3 Quotes: The True Worth of Stories

Because third time’s the charm and it’s day three, I’ll have it as an excuse to share three quotes all from the same book.  Continue reading “3 Days, 3 Quotes: The True Worth of Stories”

3 Days, 3 Quotes: The Wraith’s Arrow

One word for this: Loophole.

I was talking about this when I was doing this tag the first time around and I remember saying in the day three post: if somebody tagged me again, I would have no choice but to do it again… right?  Continue reading “3 Days, 3 Quotes: The Wraith’s Arrow”

For the Love of Books and Quotes: The Quote Hoarder

“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”

― Marlene Dietrich

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The Sea King by C.L. Wilson

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My first buddy read! A bookworm achievement unlocked thanks to story_girl inviting me to read this with her.

“Calbernans didn’t fear a woman’s strength. They celebrated it. Admired it. Wed it, if they were lucky enough.”

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3 Days, 3 Quotes: More Than Just Puns

The third and last day of this wonderful tag. Apparently, all good things must come to an end. But if somebody tagged me again, I would have no choice but to do it again… right? I would very much welcome another three days of sharing words and sentences with you guys.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: “No mourners, no funerals.”

“A gambler, a convict, a wayward son, a lost Grisha, a Suli girl who had become a killer, a boy from the Barrel who had become something worse.”

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3 Days, 3 Quotes: As Multifaceted as the Night

I wonder about the significance of the number three… Why not make it seven? Or why not make it a weekly tag? Or maybe that’s just too much to hope for and I will probably have run out of people to tag if that happened. But still – kudos to the one who created this tag! There’s something to be said about short and sweet things. So simple and yet so fun! Continue reading “3 Days, 3 Quotes: As Multifaceted as the Night”

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

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I soared through the skies with Kadara, explored the libraries of the Tower, and slapped Chaol in the face. Kidding! … Or am I?

“She would have an adventure. For herself. This one time.
She would see her homeland, and smell it and breathe it in.
See it from high above, see it racing as fast as the wind.
She owed herself that much.”

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Warcross by Marie Lu: Life is a Game, so is ‘Warcross’

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“Some people still say that Warcross is just a stupid game. Others say it’s a revolution. But for me and millions of others, it’s the only foolproof way to forget our troubles.”

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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

via The Quote Hoarder: “The Bookworm Assassin” (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)