3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

Hi Guys,

Thanks again to PoojaG for the nomination for the 3 Day Quote Challenge! Final day here I come:

Rules to be followed:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

My quotes for today are… all bookish quotes from some of my favorite/recent reads:

1.  JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit

“Bilbo rushed along the passage, very angry, and altogether bewildered and bewuthered–this was the most awkwatd Wednesday he ever remembered.”

2. Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells

“Summer was a lady who didn’t give up her spotlight easily.”

3. Kiersten White, And I Darken

“On our wedding night,” she said, “I will cut out your tongue and swallow it. Then both tongues that spoke our marriage vows will belong to me, and I will be wed only to myself. You will most likely choke to death on your own blood, which will be unfortunate, but I will be both husband and wife and therefore not a widow to be pitied.”

 My nominees for today are:

simple Ula

Young Adult Lit Reviews

bookowly

Hope you enjoy!

That’s all for now!

-M-

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 2

Hi Guys,

Thanks again to PoojaG for the nomination for the 3 Day Quote Challenge! Here goes day 2:

Rules to be followed:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

My quotes for today are… super random:

1. Gotta love me some Hemingway:

I drink to make other people more interesting.” – Ernest Hemingway

2. Haha a fun one for your all:

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

3. And a quote all librarians love:

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr.Seuss

My nominees for today are:

TheCanaryReview

between folded pages

jenacidebybibliophile

Hope you enjoy! Look out for Day 3.

That’s all for now!

-M-

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

Hi Guys,

Thanks to PoojaG for the nomination for the 3 Day Quote Challenge! Here goes:

Rules to be followed:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

My quotes for today are:

1. One of my all-time favorites and one I even have a tattoo of:

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – EE Cummings

2. I came across this one the other day in the dedication page of a book I was reading:

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire

3. Another favorite of mine. Just a lovely little poem about inner strength and so much more:

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

-William Ernest Henley

My nominees for today are:

doddyaboutbooks

BookSlayerReads

ahouseofbooks

Hope you enjoy! Look out for Day 2 & 3.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Desert Island Book Tag

Hi Guys,

First off thank you PoojaG for nominating me for the Desert Island Book Tag! This is the first book tag I’ve done since starting my blog and I have to admit, it’s tough! You could ask me these questions every day of the week and I would probably give you a different answer every single time.

My favorites are always morphing and changing. I also feel like I have to discount so many books when picking a favorite, so I often refuse to do so. But I’ll give it a go. Writing down the absolute first book that comes to my mind. Don’t judge!

Water — A book you simply cannot live without

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Recently, I have been obsessed with Naomi Novik’s Uprooted. I’ve read this book twice and listened to the audio book. The audio book narrator is awesome! This book sucked me in and hasn’t let go. Don’t read the back cover, the book is so much more.

Food — A book that is a close second on your favorites list

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Ivan Doig was such a wonderful writer; a master of the midwest and language. The Whistling Season is persistently on my favorites list. The majority of the story takes place in a one room school house in 1909 on the Montana prairie. The language and tone of this story stays with you. Besides that, how can you put down a book that starts with: “Can’t cook but doesn’t bite.”

Shelter — A book that makes you feel at home and safe

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A lovely, warm, funny epistolary novel. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a wonderful book by Mary Ann Shaffer. Just as Juliet is drawn in by the society, I felt just as taken in. The society looks out for each other and the town and I would hope anywhere I called home would make me feel the same.

Flare Gun — A book you would recommend to someone who doesn’t read

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This was a hard one. It really depends on the reader and what interests them. So instead I am going to give you one that was recommended to me the other day that I loved. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen is a magical realism that takes place in a small-ish town. It’s a book about family coming together and being the oddball family in a town where everyone knows everyone. There’s romance, sibling rivalry, drama and magical gardens and more. Just give it a try.

Matchsticks — A book that warms your heart

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I don’t know about warming my heart, but this one tugged at it. When The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was published, I literally recommended it to anyone who said they were looking for something new. Magical, whimsical and a shot of adrenaline to the imagination!

Compass — A book that directed you towards your love of reading

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This was another hard one. I chose The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot because analyzing these poems for a high school assignment made me realize that I wanted to work with the written word in some way, shape or form. I was a good reader before this one but I think T.S. Eliot cemented my career with books.

I think I need a disclaimer… half of these books were books I’ve read in the past year. They are fresh in my mind and still imprinted on my soul. With more reflection this list may have changed.

I tag: (p.s. I don’t know how to tag people & ignore if you’ve already done it 🙂

sophiethestark

Kristen Twardowski

aashireadsbooks

That’s all for now!

-M-