Top Ten Favorite Books Quotes I’ve Read this Year

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:

Favorite Book Quotes I’ve Read this Year

I love quotes!  A good quote can really speak to you and stick with you through life.    It’s so hard for me to pick favorites, though.  So, to give myself less stress, I’ve decided to only include quotes from books I’ve read this year!

So, here we go:

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Blogmas Book Quote | Ring Out, Wild Bells

Hello! It’s time for one final Blogmas Book Quote in 2018. Today’s quote comes from the poem Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred Lord Tennyson, which is found in A Vintage Christmas.

I love how this quote really captures how so many of us are feeling on December 31st!


“Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”

~ Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ring Out, Wild Bells


Happy New Year! Here’s to an amazing 2019! 🥂🎉

 


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Blogmas Book Quotes | The Gift

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Hello everyone! Today I’m back with another Blogmas Book Quote!

Today’s quote comes from The Gift by Cecelia Ahern.  This quote may be short, but to me, with Christmas only one week away, I feel like this quote is an especially prevalent reminder of just how precious this time of year can be.


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“Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning.  Time can’t be given.  But it can be shared.” 

~Cecelia Ahern, The Gift


Have you read The Gift? Also, share with me a favorite memory you shared with someone important to you!

 

Blogtober Book Quotes | Fahrenheit 451

Blogtober Book Quotes

It’s time for another Blogtober Book Quote!  Today I’m back with another Ray Bradbury quote, but this time it’s from his widely famous novel, Fahrenheit 451!  I absolutely love this book, and this particular quote describes the atmosphere of autumn so incredibly well.


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The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward. […] The trees overhead made a great sound of letting down their dry rain.”

~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451


Ray Bradbury just has such a way with words!


 

Blogtober Book Quotes | The Road Not Taken

Blogtober Book Quotes

Hello!  Today I am back with another Blogtober Book Quote.  Today I’m sharing Robert Frost’s iconic poem, The Road Not Taken.  There’s just something about this poem that I have always appreciated it.  While I realize this poem isn’t super seasonal, it just reminds me of autumn so much.


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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”


While I haven’t always been the biggest fan of poetry, lately I’ve really come to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of it!

What is one of your favorite poems?


 

The Way You Make Me Feel Blog Tour | Book Review | Favorite Quotes + Giveaway!

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Hey everyone! I’m so excited today is my stop on the blog tour for The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo, hosted by Tin from The Book Maiden! I’m going to be sharing my thoughts about the book and some of my favorite quotes. Also, be sure to check out the end of this post, because there’s also a giveaway for a hardcover copy of the book! 🎉

Alright, let’s get started!

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Title: The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Pages: 288

Genres: YA, Contemporary

Published by: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc. (May 8th, 2018)

Summary

Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn’t so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?

With Maurene Goo’s signature warmth and humorThe Way You Make Me Feel is a relatable story of falling in love and finding yourself in the places you’d never thought to look.

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What I Thought

*I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A huge thank you to the publishers!

Going into this book, I really didn’t know what to expect. The synopsis sounded interesting, though, so I decided to give The Way You Make Me Feel a chance. I’m so glad I did!

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Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:

Favorite Book Quotes

I think it’s so fitting that this is this week’s topic, because just the other day, I was thinking about book quotes, and how there’s so many really amazing quotes out there.  Also, instead of explaining why I like each of these quotes, I’ve decided to just let these quotes speak for themselves. And, on a side note, just know that I tried really hard not to just make all these quotes from L M Montgomery, because I could have. 😂 Alright, let’s get started!

 

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“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

– L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

 

 

 

 

 

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“We mustn’t let next week rob us of this week’s joy.”

– L. M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“If we spend all of today thinking about tomorrow, today will be gone, and we will have missed it.”

– Robin Jones Gunn, 17 Wishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Stories let us see and hear and feel what someone else does,” she explained. “They build bridges to the other islands. That’s why stories are so important. They create true empathy.”

– Cynthia Hand, The Afterlife of Holly Chase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal”

– John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

 

 

 

 

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“The thing is that people only get hurt—really hurt—when they’re trying to play it safe. That’s when people get injured, when they pull back at the last second because they’re scared. They hurt themselves and other people.”

– Morgan Matson, Second Chance Summer

 

 

 

 

 

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“if you hate the one who hates, you could risk becoming like the one you hate.”

– Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“We look not at the things which are what you would call seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal. But the things which are not seen are eternal.”

– Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 

 

 

 

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“It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?”

– Lois Lowry, The Giver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

– Roald Dahl, Matilda

 

 

 


I hope you enjoyed reading some of my favorite quotes. I’d love to read yours!

Thanks for reading!


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Blogmas Book Quotes | Midnights

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Happy New Year’s Eve!  Today, I wanted to share this quote from Rainbow Rowell’s short story, Midnights.  While I read this quote, it reminded me of the new beginnings that a new year brings.  Life is full of adventure and changes, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone.


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“I’m not going anywhere, Noel’
‘You are,’ he said, squeezing her.’And it’s okay. Just… I need you to take me with you.”  

“Happy Anniversary, Mags.”

“Happy New Year, Noel.”

~ Rainbow Rowell, Midnights


What are your New Year plans?


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Blogmas Book Quotes | The Book Thief

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Hi everyone!  In honor of Blogmas, I’ve created a little feature on my blog that I’m calling Blogmas Book Quotes.  Basically, throughout the month of December, I’ll be sharing different Christmas-y photos and quotes.  My goal is to share a quick, little bit of Christmas spirit!


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“It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement.”

~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


Have you read The Book Thief? If so, share your favorite part in the comments!


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