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:
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”
Day 2 of this short and sweet quote tag:
“The universe is not made up of atoms; it’s made up of [tiny] stories.”
― Muriel Rukeyser [and wirrow]
Continue reading “3 Days, 3 Quotes: Of Tiny Words and Stories”
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”
Sai art by SilentH3R0
“A smile is the best way to get oneself out of a tight spot, even if it is a fake one. Surprisingly enough, everyone takes it at face value. I read that in a book.”
― Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto
Floating thoughts over at my book blog: The Quote Hoarder: Learning to Smile
“Oh this? It’s a bookworm. They live in books, and they love to eat important or valuable words.”
― CLAMP, xxxHolic, Vol. 7
via The Quote Hoarder: What is a bookworm?
“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
Continue reading “For the Love of Books and Quotes: The Quote Hoarder”
“I do my best thinking at night when everyone else is sleeping. No interruptions. No noise. I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is.”
― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
via The Quote Hoarder: The Night Owl 🦉
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.”
Continue reading “The Sea King by C.L. Wilson”
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.
Continue reading “3 Days, 3 Quotes: More Than Just Puns”
Day 2 of my favorite tag so far!
My gratefulness to this person will never wane. Thank you again, dearest Auri for this tag. Continue reading “3 Days, 3 Quotes: Into the Wonderland”
“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.”
Continue reading “Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: “No mourners, no funerals.””
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”
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.”
Continue reading “Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas”
“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.”
Continue reading “Warcross by Marie Lu: Life is a Game, so is ‘Warcross’”
“It’s not the face, but the expressions on it. It’s not the voice, but what you say. It’s not how you look in that body, but the things you do with it. You are beautiful.”
(Stephenie Meyer, The Host)
via The Quote Hoarder: Just BeYOUtiful Words
“The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God’s name is Abraxas.”
― Hermann Hesse, Demian.
via The Quote Hoarder: Demian in Tokyo Ghoul
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,
via The Quote Hoarder: “The Bookworm Assassin” (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)