Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Day 23

Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t

Touch of Power (Healer, #1)I have way too many books I think some days.. One that I have been meaning to read for quite some time already though is Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder. I have a signed copy just sitting there on my shelf.. I'll get to it soon I promise!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Day 22

Day 22 – Favourite book you own
I own a lot of books. Of my favourites the only ones I don't own are the Dresden Files. So I guess my favourite would be Cast in Chaos by Michelle Sagara. Cast in Chaos (Chronicles of Elantra, #6)

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Day 21

Day 21 – Favourite book from your childhood

Little House on the Prairie (Little House, #2)Oh!! What a great question! I have a few of them but I will have to say the Little House on the Prairie books. I read all these with my mum many years ago. I love them and if I ever have children I will read these to them as well.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Day 20

Day 20 – Favourite romance book

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)Hmm... I only started reading romance books relatively recently and true romance books aren't generally my thing. My favourite might have to be Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles mostly for the reason it was one of the first books that I read and truly loved that was focused primarily on romance.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Day 19

Day 19 – Favourite book turned into a movie

I actually really enjoyed the Lord of the Rings trilogy as movies and thought for the most part they were quite well done!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Day 18

Day 18 – A book that disappointed you

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I expected so much more out of this final book in the trilogy and I just didn't get it

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Day 17

Day 17 – Favourite quote(s) from your favourite book(s)

Oh no I actually have to go and find them! Here is a list of some of my favourite quotes from many books I have read over the years

“Barrons laughed again. "And there, my dear Fio, you make one of Womankind's greatest mistakes: Falling in love with a man's potential. We so rarely share the same view of it, and even more rarely care to achieve it. Stop pining for the man you think I could be -- and take a good, long, hard look at the one I am.”
Karen Marie Moning, Darkfever

“One day you will kiss a man you can't breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.”
Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever

“Procrastinating is number three on my Stupid List. You still end up exactly where you didn't want to be, doing exactly what you didn't want to do, withe the only difference being that you lost all that time in between, during which you could have been doing something fun. Even worse, you probably stayed in a stressed-out, crappy mood the whole time you were avoiding it. If you know something is inevitable, do it and get it over with. Move on. Life is short.”
Karen Marie Moning, Iced (Dani O'Malley #1)

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth
This above is one of my all time favourite monologues.

“Yelena, you've driven me crazy. You've caused me considerable trouble and I've contemplated ending your life twice since I've known you." Valek's warm breath in my ear sent a shiver down my spine.

"But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.”

“That sounds more like a poison than a person,” was all I could say. His confession had both shocked and thrilled me.

“Exactly,” Valek replied. “You have poisoned me.”
Maria V. Snyder, Poison Study

“Is this some sort of test?"
"Everything that doesn't kill you is."
"Mind you," he added, "surviving doesn't always mean you passed.”
Michelle Sagara West, Cast In Secret

“Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face.”
Jim Butcher, Storm Front

“Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.”
Jim Butcher, Changes

“We are not going to die."
Butters stared up at me, pale, his eyes terrified. "We're not?"
No. And do you know why?" He shook his head. "Because Thomas is too pretty to die. And because I'm too stubborn to die." I hauled on the shirt even harder. "And most of all because tomorrow is Oktoberfest, Butters, and polka will never die.”
Jim Butcher, Dead Beat

“There are bad things in the world. There's no getting away from that. But that doesn't mean nothing can be done about them. You can't abandon life just because it's scary, and just because sometimes you get hurt. ”
Jim Butcher, Turn Coat

“The worst type of crying wasn't the kind everyone could see--the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.”
Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

“If you stay, I'll do whatever you want. I'll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I'll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it'd be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I'd do it. I can lose you like that if I don't lose you today. I'll let you go. If you stay.”
Gayle Forman, If I Stay
This is one of my absolute favourite quotes and a great one to end on.