Thursday Quoteables: October 7th

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Welcome to Thursday Quotable! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotable is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

The Witch's Kind: A Novel by [Louisa Morgan]

We’re all going to catch something. If we’re lucky, it’s old age

I really like this. A lot.

I was doing my best to be practical. I knew well that death comes for all of us, eventually. As a farmer, I understand that better than most. My hens sometimes died. The fish I caught gave up their lives so we could eat. I didn’t shoot game, but I didn’t hesitate to cook it when somebody gave me venison or a wild duck.

This is an interesting way to look at it.

Daughter of Sparta by [Claire Andrews]

The gods of heralds and thieves is twice as likely to give with one hand while stealing with the other. An alliance with Hermes could either help or hinder, depending on how useful he deems you to be.

I’ll just leave this here.

Like two sides of the same coin, Artemis and Apollo are twins. One and the same, unable to live in a world without the other. Artemis is the moon, a cold, healing light, whereas the beauty of Apollo’s sun is unforgiving and unyielding.

I love this. I don’t know why. I just do.

I’d love to see some of your favorite quotes of the week!

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Thursday Quoteables: September 30th

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Welcome to Thursday Quotable! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotable is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

The High Mountain Court (The Five Crowns of Okrith Book 1) by [AK Mulford]

Remy gawked, looking around the room. It was fit for a queen. She glanced at Hale as he watched her with a smug expression. She supposed they designed it to fit royalty, since he was, in fact, a prince. His status hadn’t confronted her so much as it had in this moment. They had travelled through the woods and backcountry. There had been no praise or fawning over Hale as they journeyed this far. But now, in fae society, he held himself differently. He acted like he was aware of the deferential stares of the surrounding people. He stood straighter, his chin tilted higher. It made Remy wonder if she knew which face was the mask and which one was real. 

When you try to present different personalities, when will you lose the real you?

Remy turned those words around in her mind, picking them apart in different ways. Her life meant more to him than what? Than only being a useful tool in their quest for the High Mountain talismans? What did “more” mean? Remy did not know. Ugh, she thought, these bloody fae and their half-truth words.

I feel like Remy is fierce and brave, but she also doesn’t really see that she has any worth. Not that I can blame her with the type of life she’s had to live.

A Lesson in Vengeance by [Victoria Lee]

My grandmother died about three years ago now. Sometimes its hard to remember the topography of her face. or the sound of her voice. I wonder if we all fade from memory so quickly after we pass. I wonder if one day I’ll forget what Alex sounded like, too.

This quote hit me hard. My sister died when I was nineteen years old. She was only fourteen. The original grief hit me hard. Then I started to have to strain to hear her laugh in my head and felt a new wave of grief.

Every house at Dalloway has its secrets, a relic of the school’s history. As Leonie so astutely pointed out, Dalloway was founded by Deliverance Lemont, the daughter of a Salem witch and allegedly a practitioner herself. Some secrets are easier: a secret passageway from the kitchen to the common room, a collection of old exam papers. Boleyn’s like Godwin’s is darker.

I mean I was really invested from the very beginning of this book, but this paragraph here pulled me in even further. I can’t wait to read more into everything.

I’d love to see some of your favorite quotes of the week!

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Thursday Quoteables: September 23rd

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Welcome to Thursday Quotable! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotable is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

The High Mountain Court (The Five Crowns of Okrith Book 1) by [AK Mulford]

One day she would see the ocean. One day she’d feel as mighty as those giant waves. The full moon followed her along the trail as she swallowed the tears threatening to destroy her.

This is very deep. I love it.

Warlight: A novel by [Michael Ondaatje]

“Half of the life of cities occurs at night.” Olive Lawrence warned us. “There’s more uncertain morality then. At night there are those who eat flesh by necessity- they might eat a bird, a small dog.” When Olive Lawrence spoke it was more like a private shuffling of ther thoughts, a soliloquy from somewhere in the shadows of her knowledge, an idea she was still unsure about. One evening she insisted we catch a bus with her to Streatham Common and walk its slow rise of land to the Rookery. Rachel felt uncertain in that open darkness, wished to go home, said it was cold. But the three of us kept moving forward, until we were eventually in the trees and the city had evaporated behind us.

It’s been awhile since I marked this quote. I’m not sure if I meant to highlight Olive’s flighty personality or the dark direction what she was saying was heading. It seemed that our dear (and unreliable) main character seemed to not get it. Not really.

Wizard's First Rule by [Terry Goodkind]

Richard hesitated. “Adie, this must be valuable. I don’t feel right accepting it.” “Everything is valuable under the right conditions. To a man dying of thirst, water be more precious than gold. To a drowning man, water be of little worth and great trouble. Right now, you be a very thirsty man. I thirst for Darken Rahl to be stopped. Take the night stone. If you feel the weight of obligation, you may return it to me one day.”

I may have shared this quote before. I’m just not sure. I just know that every time I hear it, I’m moved greatly. This is my third time reading this book. Maybe the fourth. I’m not really sure. Either way, I really love it.

Bill held Richard’s gaze as he put his hairy arm around his son’s shoulders. “We won’t forget.” A slight smile curled the corners of his mouth. “Long life to the Seeker.” Richard looked down at him in surprise and then grinned. Smiling quenched some of the fire of his rage. “When I first saw you,” Richard said, “my thought was that you were not a devious man. I find I was mistaken.”

This is a quote that you’d understand more if you read the book. It’s not really a spoiler. It’s just something that feels like an inside joke to other readers of this book. A private joke if you will.

I’d love to see some of your favorite quotes of the week!

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Thursday Quoteables: September 16th

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Welcome to Thursday Quotable! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotable is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

This week I have three quotes to share. I normally try to put four, but I’m not going to push it. I’ll post as many as I collect during the week. I’ll also try not to add more than four.

Wake's Claim (Paranormals of Avynwood Book 1) by [Michelle Dare]

First, my eyes fall on Paige where she’s tucked up to my side with her head on my chest, but there’s an arm around her waist. My body goes rigid as I start to sit up, but Paige holds me down.

“It’s only Ari. I’m fine,” she mumbles, her voice thick with sleep.

Rion lifts his head from behind Ari. “And me.” He Smiles.

Fingers on my stomach, and not the ones of my mate, move and draw my attention to the person on the other side of me. “Morning sunshine.”

“Solomon get out of my bed! And get your hands off of me!” I yell and sit up fast enough that a shirtless Solomon is thrown from his spot next to me, causing him to crash to the floor.

“Nice way to say thank you! I was here all night comforting you and this is how I’m repaid?”

This is my favorite scene of this entire book!

Bitten by Death (Vegas Immortals: Death and the Last Vampire Book 1) by [Holly Roberds]

Note: This next quote is taken as a transcription as I pulled it from an audiobook. It’s not a direct or accurate quote from the book.

Vivian: Why dont I want to drink your blood? Do you not have any? Let me guess. You run on caffeine and souls of the dead?

Grimm: Did you ever consider that my blood is too rich for you?

Vivian: Come on. Maybe you should donate to a good cause. For mere droplets a day, you too can help a starving vampire in need.

Grimm: This doesn’t sound tax deductible.

Her: Blue bloods….

This book is full of quirky humorous little scenes like this. I really do enjoy this book. I’m glad I didn’t judge this book by its cover!

The High Mountain Court (The Five Crowns of Okrith Book 1) by [AK Mulford]

Her copper-haired guardian knelt next to Remy, fretting over her like a child. She reached a hand to the swollen lump on Remy’s forehead and spun towards the prince.

“What did you do to her?” she accused.

“Nothing,” the prince said, shrugging. He craned his neck back to look back at Remy and with a cat-like smile, said. “She did that all herself.”

“Bastard,” Remy hissed.

Heather stifled a gasp. She grabbed Remy’s arm in a silent warning. Remy rolled her eyes. He was the Bastard Prince of the East after all.

“Very original, Red.” Hale’s lips thinned and his eyes narrowed at her.

“Don’t call me Red,” Remy Snarled.

She didn’t like this prince talking about her red witch magic. Even if they were in a ruin in the middle of the forest, there was no telling who else might hear.

“Then don’t call me ‘bastard’,” the prince rumbled back.

“Kids, kids.” A feminine voice called from across the darkness.

As if the scene wasn’t hilarious enough, the ending does it best for me. I can’t wait to dive into the rest of this book! It’s a great book with a great start!

I’d love to see some of your favorite quotes of the week!

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Thursday Quoteables: Winter’s Rise

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Note: This week the quotes I adored most all came from one book. It will normally be from a variety. Also, doing it a little differently this time by showing pictures of the quotes. I believe this will be a one time only thing, but I may do it now and then.

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Thursday Quoteables: Special Announcement

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Welcome to Thursday Quotable! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotable is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Before, I’ve been highlighting quotes from one book. From here on out, I’ll be showing my favorite four quotes of books I’ve read during the week. Sometimes it will be just one book, but I am sure that most of the time it will be multiple books. I’ll have to redo the graphic, but I’m okay with that. I’m actually excited about this change.

This week I will share some of my favorite quotes of all time. I’m not going to say where they are from. I’m going to see if anybody can guess them. Enjoy!

You is smart. You is kind. You is important.

Scientists are actually preoccupied with accomplishment. So they are focused on whether they can do something. They never stop to ask if they should do something.

Actually, since I’m gay I think I should count for two guys instead of just one. I mean, in me you get the male point of view and you don’t have to worry about me wanting to touch your boobies.

Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something is more important than fear; The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.

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Thursday Quoteables: Hunted

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As your girlfriend, you’ve just pissed me off. As your High Priestess, you’ve just insulted me. And as someone with a working brain, you’ve made me wonder if you’ve lost every bit of your sense.

This is the first time Zoey actually stands up for herself to Eric. Normally she just let him say whatever he wanted and left it alone. Yes, he was upset. Yes, he had the right to be. However, the hatred that spilled out of his mouth was over the top.

Evil will win if good people do nothing.

So true!

The world going insane and evil letting slip the birds of war is no excuse for sloppy vocabulary.

This is why I love Damien so much! He’s one of my favorite characters of all time!

Battle scars from the war of good versus evil have a unique beauty all their own.

Also, not all scars are visible.

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Thursday Quoteables: Untamed

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Because you are the superhero fledgling. I’m just your more attractive sidekick. Oh, and the herd of nerds are your dorky minions.

Leave it to Aphrodite!

“I should have kissed more than your hand…thought I’d have more time,” he whispered between liquid, panting breaths. “…too late now.”

I looked into his eyes and completely forgot the rest of the world. In that moment, all I knew was that I was holding Stark in my arms, and I was going to lose him very, very soon.

This was a very bittersweet scene.

Fear and Bigotry are bred fom isolation and ignorance.

This is so deep!

Or maybe I had known him or maybe there’s something that happens between some people at a level that goes beyond time measurements and what society thinks is proper. Maybe what had happened between Stark and me in those few minutes in the field house had been enough to have our souls recognize each other. Soul mates? Was that even possible?

I don’t know why I love this passage so much. I just do.

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Thursday Quoteables: Confessor

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Nicci looked up at Kahlan. “Knives are not my talent.” “It’s not hard,” Kahlan said as she pressed the handle into Nicci’s hand. “When the time is right, just stick the pointed end somewhere important in someone you really don’t like.”

Never thought of it quite like that. But it’s true.

Wizard’s Eleventh and Final Rule

The “Rule Unspoken”, the “Rule Unwritten”, “The rule from the beginning of time.”

I love that there are rules in every single book. It’s amazing.

To love someone means that you sometimes are fulfilled the most by putting their deepest desires above your own.

I’m a little teary eyed with this one.

I’m afraid that we all make mistakes. One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes. If we lie about having made a mistake, then it can’t be corrected and it festers. On the other hand, if we give up just because we made a mistake, even a big mistake, none of us would get far in life.

So true.

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Thursday Quoteables: Perfect on Paper

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Welcome to Thursday Quotable! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotable is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

Setting aside the messiness of which accents were considered sexy in which cultures and why, accents in general were nature’s way of saying, “Procreate with that one, their gene code must be varied as fuck.” Few things, it seemed, could turn a person on as quickly as the subconscious realization they almost certainly weren’t flirting with a blood relative.”

What a nugget of information to chew on.

For the first time, the very very first time, I really believed them. That my relationship status did not change me. And that even if other people didn’t agree, every single person in this room had my back without hesitation. I was with them and they were with me and we were with each other. A community within a community within a community. No questions asked. No proof needed. No valid form of identification required. We just belonged because we belonged.

This also gives a lot to ponder on. Makes you wonder how deeply the main character thinks.

Brougham arrived at Mom’s house to join in on my birthday cake holding a plate of white bread coated in sugar sprinkles, for some reason.

This is just quirky to me.

I swallowed, and scanned the faces staring up at me. No one looked judgy or irritated, even though it felt like such a stupid, trivial thing to bring up. The fear of passing as straight, for god’s safe. “I feel like if I’m with a guy, I won’t belong here properly anymore. What if I got a boyfriend? I’d feel weird bringing him to pride events, or even telling queer people I have a boyfriend. I’d feel judged.”

I understand this feeling well.

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