From Favorite Quotes

*Top Ten Tuesday* ~ 4/14/15

top ten tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday
Hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish
Description: Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is the Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books (anything that inspires you, challenges you, makes you think, encourages you, etc.)


1. “I believe good things happen every day. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen…” ~Gabrielle Zevin Elsewhere

2. “Instead of agonizing about the things you can’t change, why don’t you try working on the things you can change..” ~Jordan Sonnenblick Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie

3. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” ~ J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

4. “The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” ~Stephanie Perkins Anna and the French Kiss

5. “The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart.  There’s not getting over that.” ~ David Levithan Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

6. “Secrets have power. And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them. Writing them down is worse, because who can tell how many eyes might see them inscribed on paper, no matter how careful you might be with it. So it’s really best to keep your secrets when you have them, for their own good, as well as yours.” ~ Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus

7. “Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins.” ~ Sharon Creech Walk Two Moons

8. “We all possess different gifts and abilities.  How we use those gifts determines who we are.” ~ Brandon Mull Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary

9.”It’s funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” ~ Rick Riordan The Lightning Thief

10. “Be a little kinder than you have to.” ~ E. Lockhart We Were Liars

*Thursday Quotables* ~ Seeker ~ 3/5/15

Thursday Quotables

Thursday Quotables

Hosted by: Bookshelf Fantasies
Description: Share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week!


 

“She was a Seeker now, marked for life.
She had thought this brand would be an eblem of pride, but now it meant something entirely different. She was damned.”

~ Arwen Elys Dayton


 

Goodreads Summary: Quin Kincaid has been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered ‘Seeker’.

Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using her new-found knowledge and training to become an assassin. Quin’s new role will take her around the globe, from a remote estate in Scotland to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong where the past she thought she had escaped will finally catch up with her.

*Thursday Quotables* ~ 2/19/15

Thursday Quotables

Thursday Quotables

Hosted by: Bookshelf Fantasies
Description: Share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week!


 

“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.” ~ Victoria Aveyard

“In the fairy tales, the poor girl smiles when she becomes a princess. Right now, I don’t know if I’ll ever smile again.” ~ Victoria Aveyard


 

This week I am reading:

Red Queen

Goodreads Summary: The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

 

 

*Thursday Quotables*

Thursday Quotables

Thursday Quotables

Hosted by: Bookshelf Fantasies
Description: Share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week!


 

“Love shouldn’t be hard.” “There I think you’re wrong. I think it should be the hardest thing there is, then it’s not so easily given away, or taken away, or just lost.” ~ Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

“You can’t just hope for happy endings. You have to believe in them. Then do the work, take the risks. Slay the dragon—though I really think dragons get a bad rap—kiss the princess, or the frog, defeat the bad witch.” ~ Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

dark witch

Goodreads Summary: With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends.

Ireland.

County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits.

Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.

When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horseman, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.

Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive…

*Thursday Quotables* ~ Orphan Train

Thursday Quotables

Thursday Quotables

Hosted by: Bookshelf Fantasies
Description: Share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week!


 

“I learned long ago that loss is not only probable but inevitable. I know what it means to lose everything, to let go of one life and find another. And now I feel, with a strange, deep certainty, that it must be my lot in life to be taught that lesson over and over again.”

~ Christina Baker Kline

“So is it just human nature to believe that things happen for a reason – to find some shred of meaning even in the worst experiences?”

~Christina Baker Kline

orphan Train

Goodreads Summary: The author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be delivers her most ambitious and powerful novel to date: a captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.

Nearly eighteen, Molly Ayer knows she has one last chance. Just months from “aging out” of the child welfare system, and close to being kicked out of her foster home, a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvie and worse.

Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly discovers that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

The closer Molly grows to Vivian, the more she discovers parallels to her own life. A Penobscot Indian, she, too, is an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. As her emotional barriers begin to crumble, Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both.

Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.