2021 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama
- Alaska
- Arizona (1)
- Arkansas
- California (4)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut (1)
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia
- Hawaii
- Idaho
- Illinois (3)
- Indiana
- Iowa
- Kansas
- Kentucky
- Louisiana
- Maine
- Maryland (1)
- Massachusetts
- Michigan
- Minnesota (1)
- Mississippi
- Missouri
- Montana
- Nebraska (1)
- Nevada (1)
- New Hampshire (1)
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York (3)
- North Carolina (1)
- North Dakota
- Ohio (5)
- Oklahoma
- Oregon
- Pennsylvania (1)
- Rhode Island (1)
- South Carolina (1)
- South Dakota
- Tennessee
- Texas
- Utah (1)
- Vermont (2)
- Virginia (3)
- Washington (1)
- West Virginia
- Wisconsin
- Wyoming (1)
- *Washington, D.C.

International:
Australia (2)
Canada (3)
England (5)
France (1)
Ireland (1)
Switzerland (1)
The Philippines (1)
Wales (1)

My Progress:


21 / 51 states. 41% done!

2021 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

- About a war other than World War II
- Takes place before 1800
- Set in a country you do not live in Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
- Main character travels on a ship, train, or covered wagon Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
- Set in a decade you don't usually choose to read about
- A major holiday is celebrated
- Takes place in a city or region where you have lived The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
- Features time travel to the past
- About a historical disaster, natural or otherwise
- With a proper noun in the title Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce
- Features a real female hero from the past
- Book that relates somehow to your own family history (the main character emigrates from the same country your ancestors did, the MC participates in a historical event your family member did, about someone you're related to, etc.)
- Written by a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) author
- Features a main character with a different ethnicity, religion, or culture than your own The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
- Has an animal on the cover
- A ghost story
- Features a castle or an old house
- Set in South or Central America
- A mystery The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill
- Set in the decade that one of your parents was born in
- Concerns an event of historical significance that happened during your lifetime (or your parents' lifetimes if you were born after 2000)
- Features a search for gold or other kinds of treasure
- A person in period clothing on the cover
- Based on a true story
- A main character who is Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian

My Progress:


6 / 25 books. 24% done!

2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge

- A book that's published in 2021 The Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell
- An Afrofuturist book
- A book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
- A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
- A dark academia book
- A book with a gem, mineral, or rock in the title Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell
- A book where the main character works at your current or dream job Along a Storied Trail by Ann H. Gabhart
- A book that has won the Women's Prize for Fiction
- A book with a family tree
- A bestseller from the 1990s
- A book about forgetting
- A book you have seen on someone's bookshelf (in real life, on a Zoom call, in a TV show, etc.) Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
- A locked-room mysteryThe Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
- A book set in a restaurant Killer Kung Pao by Vivien Chien
- A book with a black-and-white cover Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert
- A book by an Indigenous author
- A book that has the same title as a song
- A book about a subject you are passionate about The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
- A book that discusses body positivity
- A book found on a Black Lives Matter reading list
- A genre hybrid The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington
- A book set mostly or entirely outdoors Alone by Megan E. Freeman
- A book with something broken on the cover Strike Me Down by Mindy Mejia
- A book by a Muslim American author
- A book that was published anonymously
- A book with an oxymoron in the title Dark August by Katie Tallo
- A book about do-overs or fresh starts The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
- A magical realism book Beginners Welcome by Cindy Baldwin
- A book set in multiple countries In the Deep by Loreth Anne White
- A book set somewhere you'd like to visit in 2021 Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower
- A book by a blogger, vlogger, YouTube video creator, or other online personality
- A book whose title starts with "Q," "X," or "Z"
- A book featuring three generations (grandparent, parent, child) Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
- A book about a social justice issue
- A book in a different format than what you normally read (audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels) Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling (audiobook)
- A book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Amazon or Goodreads The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
- A book you think your best friend would likeThe Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
- A book about art or an artist Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green
- A book everyone seems to have read but you A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins
- Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain

ADVANCED:

- The longest book (by pages) on your TBR list
- The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list
- The book on your TBR list with the prettiest cover Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green
- The book on your TBR list with the ugliest cover On These Magic Shores by Yamile Saied Méndez
- The book that's been on your TBR list for the longest amount of time
- A book from your TBR list you meant to read last year but didn't Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien
- A book from your TBR list you associate with a favorite person, place, or thing The Answer Is...by Alex Trebek
- A book from your TBR list chosen at random The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
- A DNF book from your TBR list
- A free book from your TBR list (gifted, borrowed, library) The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill

Booklist Queen's 2021 Reading Challenge

1. A Productivity Book
2. Book Becoming Movie in 2021
3. Goodreads Winner in 2020 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
4. Biography
5. About a Pressing Social Issue
6. A Book About Books To Kill a Mocking Girl by Harper Kincaid
7. Set in the 1920s The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill
8. An Author Who Uses Initials Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
9. Poetry
10. A 2020 Bestseller Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
11. Recommended by a Colleague Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert
12. With a Number in the Title 96 Miles by J.L. Esplin
13. Bottom of Your To-Read List
14. Reread a Favorite Book Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
15. Own Voices Story On These Magic Shores by Yamile Saied Méndez
16. Published in the 1800s Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
17. Local Author Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
18. Longer Than 400 Pages Dark August by Katie Tallo
19. A Book Turned Into a TV Series The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
20. A Book That Makes You Think The Lost Family by Libby Copeland
21. A WWII Story The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
22. A Highly Anticipated Book The Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell
23. Eye-Catching Cover The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
24. A Summer Read A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins
25. Coming of Age Story Alone by Megan E. Freeman
26. Bestselling Memoir The Answer Is... by Alex Trebek
27. Book Club Favorite
28. A Book About Friendship Beginners Welcome by Cindy Baldwin
29. An Audiobook Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
30. Set in Australia In the Deep by Loreth Anne White
31. By a Nobel Prize winner
32. About an Immigrant The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
33. Time Travel Novel
34. An Author You Love Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien
35. Childhood Favorite
36. Classic Read in High School
37. Borrowed from the Library Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell
38. Nonfiction New York Times Bestseller
39. From an Indie Publisher
40. Fantasy
41. A Sequel The Stills by Jess Montgomery
42. Recommended by a Librarian
43. Psychological Thriller The Missing One by Lucy Atkins
44. Oprah Winfrey Book Club Pick
45. A Book About Technology
46. Title with Three Words Strike Me Down by Mindy Mejia
47. Debut Novel of Famous Author
48. Genre You Don't Usually Read
49. A Book Everyone Is Talking About The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
50. You Own But Haven't Read The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
51. Borrowed from a Friend
52. A 2021 New Release When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain

My Progress:


35 / 52 books. 67% done!

Books Read:

1. Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell (2 toe tags)
2. The Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell (11 toe tags, 1 unknown COD)
3. Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien (1 toe tag)
4. Strike Me Down by Mindy Mejia (3 toe tags)
5. The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill (4 toe tags)
6. When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain (8 toe tags)
7. Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower (3 toe tags)
8. Dark August by Katie Tallo (14 toe tags)
9. The Stills by Jess Montgomery (7 toe tags)
10. The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner (6 toe tags)
11. To Kill a Mocking Girl by Harper Kincaid (2 toe tags)
12. A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins (8 toe tags, 1 unknown COD)
13. Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert (9 toe tags)
14. Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green (3 toe tags)
15. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (6 toe tags)
16. In the Deep by Loreth Anne White (2 toe tags)
17. The Family by Louise Jensen (4 toe tags)
18. The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (5 toe tags)
19. The Missing One by Lucy Atkins (5 toe tags)
20. The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths (4 toe tags, 1 unknown COD)
21. The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs (12 toe tags)
22. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (10 toe tags)
23. The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor (6 toe tags)
24. Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto (1 toe tag)
25. The Dead Season by Tessa Wegert (1 toe tag)
26. A Trail of Lies by Kylie Logan (3 toe tags, 1 unknown COD)
27. After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore (7 toe tags)
28. The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse (6 toe tags, 2 unknown COD)
29. A Distant Grave by Sarah Stewart Taylor (10 toe tags)
30. The Stranger Behind You by Carol Goodman (8 toe tags)
31. Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda (3 toe tags)
32. Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson (9 toe tags)
33. Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce (3 toe tags)
34. Killer Kung Pao by Vivien Chien (1 toe tag)

2021 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

Books Read:

1. Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell
2.
The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
3. The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill
4. The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
5. When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain
6. The Stills by Jess Montgomery
7. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
8. The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
9. A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins
10. Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green
11. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
12. Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green
13. The Family Ship by Sonja Yoerg
14. The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
15. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
16. After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore
17. Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Cozies Read:

1. Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell
2. Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien
3. Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower
4. To Kill a Mocking Girl by Harper Kincaid
5. Killer Kung Pao by Vivien Chien

The 52 Club's 2021 Reading Challenge

1. Set in a school
2. Featuring the legal profession
3. A dual timeline
4. An author that is deceased
5. Published by Penguin When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain
6. A character with the same name as a male family member Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower
7. An author with only 1 published book 96 Miles by J.L. Esplin
8. A book in the 900's of the Dewey Decimal System The Answer Is... by Alex Trebek
9. Set in a Mediterranean country The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
10. Related to the word "fire" Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green
11. Book with discussion questions inside The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill
12. Title starting with the letter "D" Dark August by Katie Tallo
13. Includes an exotic animal The Missing One by Lucy Atkins
14. Written by an author over 65 (when published) The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs
15. A book mentioned in another book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
16. Set before the 17th Century
17. A character "on the run" Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien
18. Author with a 9-letter last name The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths
19. Book with a deckled edge
20. Made into a TV series The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
21. Book by Kristin Hannah
22. A family saga The Family Ship by Sonja Yoerg
23. An ending that surprises you Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert
24. A book you think they should read in schools
25. A book with multiple character POV Strike Me Down by Mindy Mejia
26. An author of color On These Magic Shores by Yamile Saied Méndez
27. First chapter ends on an odd page number To Kill a Mocking Girl by Harper Kincaid
28. Includes a historical event you know little about The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
29. Featuring the environment
30. Watch out for dragons!
31. Shares a similar title to another book A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins
32. A selfish character Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell
33. Featuring adoption The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
34. A book you'd rate 5 stars The Lost Family by Libby Copeland
35. Set in a country that starts with the letter "S" The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
36. A nameless narrator
37. An educational read
38. Recommended on BookBub
39. An alternate history novel
40. Found via #bookstagram Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
41. An endorsement by a famous author on the cover
42. An epistolary
43. A character with a pet cat The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
44. Includes a garden Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce
45. A coming of age novel Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
46. Winner of the National Book Award - any year
47. A character with a disability Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
48. A cover with a woman who is facing away The Stills by Jess Montgomery
49. A flavour in the title
50. A shoe on the cover Alone by Megan E. Freeman
51. Published in 2021 The Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell
52. Re-do one of the previous 51 categories from this 2021 challenge The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner (#48 - Woman on Cover Facing Away)

My Progress:


32 / 52 books. 62% done!

Now Listening to:

Now Listening to:
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

My Progress:


31 / 50 books. 62% done!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: You Can Quote Them on That


It's Top Ten Tuesday time again and today's topic is a fun one:  Top Ten Quotes for Book Lovers.  I love me a great bookish quote.  I even have a pretty journal where I record them so I won't forget them.  True, I'm not always good about jotting quotes down, so I'm going to be relying heavily on Google today.  Nevertheless, I'm excited to read everyone's favorite quotes and see whether ours overlap at all.

If you're not aware, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted every week by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  To join in, all you have to do is click on over to her blog, read a few instructions, craft your own list, then hop around the book blogosphere spreading the bookish love.  It's a good time, I promise!

Top Ten Quotes for Book Lovers 


George R.R. Martin:  "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.  The man who never reads lives only one."


Emily Dickinson:  "There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away."


Anna Quindlen "I would be content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."


Helen Exley:  "Books can be dangerous.  The best ones should be labeled 'This could change your life.'"


W. Somerset Maugham:  "To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life."


E.M. Forster:  "Some people pride themselves in the books they own ... but one never owns a book by buying it.  One buys merely paper and thread and printer's ink.  The only way to own a book is to read it and let it digest into the blood of one's heart and the marrow of one's bones or even the cells of one's brain."


Kate DiCamillo (from The Tale of Despereaux):  "'Once upon a time,' he said out loud to the darkness.  He said these words because they were the best, the most powerful words that he knew and just the saying of them comforted him."


Maureen Johnson (from Truly Devious):  "Where her books were, she was."


Gordon B. Hinckley:  "There is something wonderful about a book.  We can pick it up.  We can heft it.  We can read it.  We can set it down.  We can think of what we have read.  It does something for us.  We can share minds, great actions, and great undertakings in the pages of a book."


Alan Bennett (from The Uncommon Reader):  "'I would have thought,' said the prime minister, 'that Your Majesty was above literature.'

'Above literature?' said the Queen.  'Who is above literature?  You might as well say one is above humanity.'"

And a bonus:


Gabrielle Zevin (from The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry):  "People tell boring lies about politics, God, and love.  You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book?"

What do you think of my selections?  What are your favorite bookish quotes?  I'd truly love to know.  Leave a comment on this post and I will return the favor on your blog.

Happy TTT!

61 comments:

  1. Your journal filled with quotes sounds so neat.

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    1. Unfortunately, only a few pages are filled! I have great intentions, but I'm really lazy about actually writing quotes down. After this week's prompt, though, I'm determined to do better!

      Thanks for stopping by, Lydia!

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  2. That Anna Quindlen and the Gordon B. Hinckley ones are great. I have not really heard of any of these quotes before but I'm always up for new quotes.

    Have a lovely day.

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    1. I was surprised how many new ones I've seen today. I thought I'd heard every book/reading quote out there, but I'm not even close. This has been a fun TTT topic for sure.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Lissa!

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  3. I love that you included pics of the authors! I'd actually never seen some of their faces before.Love that quote by E.M. Forrester and also the pic, quite the facial expression lol

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    1. It was fun finding the photos since I didn't know what at least half of those authors/people looked like. Forster's expression is hilarious, isn't it? I don't think he was too thrilled about getting his picture taken :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Found you from TTT. Loved the quotes from E.M. Forster and Kate DiCamillo!

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    1. They're great ones, aren't they? This has been such a fun TTT topic. I've loved seeing the variety in quotes that everyone has chosen.

      Thanks for coming by, Lexlingua!

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  5. I love that quote from Anna Quindlen... probably because I feel the same. :)

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    1. Same! Unfortunately, only one of my four kids is a big reader. The others don't mind reading, but it's not their first choice of leisure activities. Who raised these heathens??

      Thanks for stopping by, Tanya!

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  6. I love that George RR Martin one, it's so true.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/29/top-ten-tuesday-283/

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    1. For sure! And my reading lives are WAAAYYY more exciting than my real one. Ha ha.

      Thanks for coming by!

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  7. You have some great quotes here. I always love that one by GRRM.

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    1. Me, too! That's what I love most about reading - that it can take us on a grand new adventure every time we open a new book.

      Thanks for stopping by, Deanna!

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  8. Great take on the topic. I especially loved Martin's quote.

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    1. Agreed. I'm always shocked when I meet people who don't read at all. I just can't imagine that! Maybe their real lives are so exciting that they don't need fictional journeys?? Who knows?

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Sam!

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  9. Oh these are lovely! I'm not great with quotes but I love reading them. I 100% agree with Anna Quindlen!

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    1. I love great quotes, but I'm really lazy about writing them down. I hate not being able to remember good ones, though, so I need to be better about pulling out my book quote journal and jotting them down.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Katherine!

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  10. I've just typed you a lovely message, and then my internet dipped. We are on holiday and I'm using my cellphone data.

    I also keep journals with bookish quotes! I'm on my 4th one already. I got a bit behind, Goodreads and the blog makes my lazy.

    You are welcome to have a look at my Wednesday Wisdom posts! You are of course very welcome to join in as well. I share all my favorite quotes from a specific book on there.

    I'll send you a link!

    Wednesday Wisdom

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    1. Oh no! Technology really stinks sometimes, doesn't it? It's awesome when it works; when it doesn't, it's SO incredibly frustrating!

      I love that you have so many quote journals. That's awesome. When I was a teenager, my mom gave me a lovely birthday gift - a handwritten journal full of her favorite quotes. I don't know how long it took her to write all those down, but it's one of the most thoughtful presents anyone has ever given me.

      I love your Wednesday Wisdom post idea. How fun! I'll definitely check them out.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. These are such lovely quotes. Happy TTT!

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    1. It was fun to look through my book quote journal after a number of years and find these gems :)

      Thanks for coming by, Natalie!

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  12. Thanks for checking out my TTT list for today. I love your list too!

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed this TTT topic a lot. It's been fun to read all the wonderful quotes people chose.

      Thanks for stopping by, JadeSky!

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  13. You chose some awesome quotes...I love them all!

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    1. I'm so glad! There were so many I could have used that I had to really restrain myself in order to keep it to ten, uh eleven :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Lark!

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  14. I like the Alan Bennett one, The Uncommon Reader is such a good book. My own favourite book quote is from Winston Churchill:

    “If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or as it were, fondle them – peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that if you do not know what is in them, you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them at any rate be your acquaintances. If they cannot enter the circle of your life, do not deny them at least a nod of recognition.”

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    1. Oh, this is a lovely quote! I've never heard it before, but it definitely speaks to me as a book lover. Just having my books close to me brings me comfort, so I totally get what Churchill is saying.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Cath!

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  15. I love these and several are new to me. I almost included the Kate DiCamillo one in my post. Great choices Susan.

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    1. I adore the DiCamillo one! It reminds me of the comfort I find in books, especially old favorites.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Carla!

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  16. I've been meaning to start a journal with quotes I like, but haven't because I'm horrible at writing them down too.

    I like all of these, but my favorites are the ones by E.M. Forster and W. Somerset Maugham

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    1. Same! I found this lovely notebook with books on the cover a number of years ago and decided it would make the perfect book quote book. Only a few of the pages are filled and I had to blow dust off it when I opened it yesterday, but it was fun to look through it. I need to be better about writing down quotes because I do like having them in one place.

      Thanks for stopping by, Erica!

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  17. Great quotes! My favorite Kate diCamillo quote is “Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.”

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    1. Oh, that's a lovely quote! And I totally agree, especially in the dark times we're having. Spreading light is essential to keep up our spirits and bring us hope.

      Thanks for coming by, Jen!

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  18. These are great quotes! I keep a journal of my favorite quotes too :)

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    1. In answering this week's prompt, lots of bloggers have mentioned keeping book journals, which surprises me a little since journal-keeping (especially with a notebook and pen) seems so old-fashioned. I love that I'm not the only one who collects quotes this way!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Some excellent ones here. I totally forgot about the Fikry quote - loved that book!

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    1. I have several quotes from FIKRY in my journal. It's got some great ones about books, reading, and life in general.

      Thanks for coming by, Davida!

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  20. Thank you for sharing your quotes! I also have a journal to write quotes in, only it's been years since I've written anything in it. Maybe I should dig it out again!

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    1. Ha ha. You sound like me! I love keeping a quote book in theory, but I'm often too lazy to write down every quote I find. Someone suggested taking a picture of the quote with my phone or a screenshot on my Kindle so I have it saved and can write it down later. I'd never thought of doing that. Brilliant!

      Thanks for stopping by, Katy!

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  21. Love the quotes, particularly the E.M. Forster one. Like you, my intentions exceed my performance when it comes to taking the time to write my favorites down, something I've often regretted when wanting to return to one or another of them.

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    1. Me, too! Thank goodness for Google :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Sam!

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    2. I also just discovered that Goodreads has a Quotes section where you can gather favorites for easy access. How did I not know about this before??

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  22. Really enjoyed reading all these wonderful quotes. We're not the only ones who love books, right? This topic is always a good one on the 'top ten'.

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    1. Yes, this is one of my favorite TTT topics. I'm glad it comes around every couple years. There are so many great quotes out there, especially ones that concern books and reading.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Kay!

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  23. That's such a great E.M. Forster quote. Love it! Might have to add it to my notebook of quotes ;)

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    1. I've added a bunch of quotes to mine thanks to this TTT topic!

      Thanks for stopping by, Alycia!

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  24. Great take on this week's topic! These are all so amazing but I think my favourite would have to be the E.M. Forster one. :)

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    1. It's an excellent quote and I agree with it wholeheartedly :)

      Thanks for coming by, Sara!

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  25. I would love to see this pretty journal of yours! Even just the cover would be cool. That's exactly the kind of thing I don't have the patience for but love to admire and think would be so cool to look at in person. (How do I convince my friends/family members to do this?)

    That quote from Anna Quindlen is new to me but describes my decorating style exactly, haha.

    I didn't have enough quotes for a full list this week, but I have 2 beloved quotes about books:

    My favorite quote about books is from Marguerite Henry, basically endorsing fanfiction before the internet existed: "Why not dream your own wonderful sequels? When you have finished a book, it can go on in your mind, the characters doing just what you want them to do.”

    Runner-up comes from Anne Bogel, for its accuracy: "You accept that it’s time to cull your personal library. You lovingly handle each book, determining if it brings you joy. It does. They all do. You are full of bookish joy, but still woefully short on shelf space." (see also: Anna Quindlen quote re: me)

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    1. I'll have to take a picture of my quote journal and post it for you. I've gotten really lazy about actually writing down quotes - I need to be better about that.

      I love your favorite quotes! The Bogel one is perfect. I'm going to add it to my quote journal right now.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, RS!

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  26. I love how relatable all of these are and makes me so happy to be a reader!

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    1. Same! Book people are the best people :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. So glad that you included a quote from The Uncommon Reader! I adore that little book, but I've hardly ever run into anyone who's read it.

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    1. Really? It's been a long time since I read it, but I remember really enjoying it.

      Thanks for coming by, Christopher!

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    1. Thanks! I had fun choosing them.

      Thanks for coming by, Jess!

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  29. I am not good at remembering or writing down quotes, but it's fun to see what others like. I particularly like this one that you included: Helen Exley: "Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled 'This could change your life.'"

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    1. Me, too! Whenever I finish a book that just CONSUMES me, I always have that thought - why didn't someone warn me? Ha ha.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Helen!

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  30. I completely agree with Helen Exley! Great selection of quotes you have chosen!

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    1. That's a great quote, isn't it? And I totally agree with her.

      Thanks for stopping by, Melissa!

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Books Read in 2021 (Asterisks denote favorites)

  • 114. Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton (Jul)
  • 113. The House By the Sea by Louise Douglas (Jul)
  • 112. Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan (Jul)
  • 111. Boston Jane: The Claim by Jennifer L. Holm (Jul)
  • 110. Boston Jane: Wilderness Days by Jennifer L. Holm (Jul)
  • 109. Boston Jane by Jennifer L. Holm* (Jul)
  • 108. The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson (Jul)
  • 107. A Girl From Yamhill by Beverly Cleary (Jul)
  • 106. Open for Murder by Mary Angela (Jul)
  • 105. The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton (Jul)
  • 104. The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Mayne (Jul)
  • 103. The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm* (Jul)
  • 102. Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott (Jul)
  • 101. Dear America: Behind the Masks by Susan Patron (Jul)
  • 100. A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott* (Jul)
  • 99. The Next Ship Home by Heather Webb (Jun)
  • 98. The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman (Jun)
  • 97. The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustain* (Jun)
  • 96. Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Jun)
  • 95. A Solitude of Wolverines by Alice Henderson (Jun)
  • 94. The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny* (Jun)
  • 93. Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery [audio] (Jun)
  • 92. An Unexpected Peril by Deanna Raybourn (Jun)
  • 91. You Belong Here Now by Dianna Rostad (Jun)
  • 90. The Light of Luna Park by Addison Armstrong (Jun)
  • 89. The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes (Jun)
  • 88. Along a Storied Trail by Ann H. Gabhart (May)
  • 87. The Wilding Sisters by Eve Chase (May)
  • 86. Margot by Jillian Cantor (May)
  • 85. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery [audio] (May)
  • 84. A Deadly Fortune by Stacie Murphy (May)
  • 83. She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge (May)
  • 82. Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood (May)
  • 81. Shiver by Allie Reynolds (May)
  • 80. Hems & Homicide by Elizabeth Penney (May)
  • 79. Atomic Habits by James Clear* (May)
  • 78. Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky (May)
  • 77. Starfish by Lisa Fipps (May)
  • 76. Flower Net by Lisa See (May)
  • 75. Go to My Grave by Catriona McPherson (May)
  • 74. American Baby by Gabrielle Glaser* (May)
  • 73. Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee (May)
  • 72. The Wrong Family by Terryn Fisher (May)
  • 71. The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake (May)
  • 70. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery* [audio] [re-read] (May)
  • 69. Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto (May)
  • 68. We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin (Apr)
  • 67. The Glass House by Eve Chase (Apr)
  • 66. All the Children Are Home by Patry Francis (Apr)
  • 65. The Cold Vanish by Jon Billman* (Apr)
  • 64. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein [audio] (Apr)
  • 63. The Second Life of Mirielle West by Amanda Skenandore (Apr)
  • 62. The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben (Apr)
  • 61. Until I Find You by Rea Frey (Apr)
  • 60. The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton (Apr)
  • 59. Bluebird by Sharon Cameron* (Apr)
  • 58. Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce* [audio] (Apr)
  • 57. The Fire Thief by Debra Bokur (Apr)
  • 56. Any Sign of Life by Rae Carson (Apr)
  • 55. The Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley (Mar)
  • 54. Killer Kung Pao by Vivien Chien (Mar)
  • 53. Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson (Mar)
  • 52. The Captive Kingdom by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Mar)
  • 51. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Mar)
  • 50. The Answer Is... by Alex Trebek* [audio] (Mar)
  • 49. Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown (Mar)
  • 48. A Distant Grave by Sarah Stewart Taylor (Mar)
  • 47. The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse (Mar)
  • 46. The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington (Mar)
  • 45. After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore (Mar)
  • 44. A Trail of Lies by Kylie Logan (Mar)
  • 43. The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Mar)
  • 42. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen [re-read] (Mar)
  • 41. The Dead Season by Tessa Wegert (Mar)
  • 40. The Lost Family by Libby Copeland* (Mar)
  • 39. The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor (Mar)
  • 38. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (Mar)
  • 37. The Survivors by Jane Harper (Feb)
  • 36. The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs* (Feb)
  • 35. The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths (Feb)
  • 34. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott* [audio] [re-read] (Feb)
  • 33. The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel (Feb)
  • 32. The Missing One by Lucy Atkins (Feb)
  • 31. The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (Feb)
  • 30. 96 Miles by J.L. Esplin (Feb)
  • 29. The Family by Louise Jensen (Feb)
  • 28. On These Magic Shores by Yamile Saied Méndez (Feb)
  • 27. In the Deep by Loreth Anne White (Feb)
  • 26. Beginners Welcome by Cindy Baldwin (Feb)
  • 25. The Family Ship by Sonja Yoerg (Feb)
  • 24. Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green (Feb)
  • 23. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (Feb)
  • 22. Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green (Jan)
  • 21. Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert (Jan)
  • 20. Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda (Jan)
  • 19. Alone by Megan E. Freeman (Jan)
  • 18. A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins (Jan)
  • 17. The Stranger Behind You by Carol Goodman (Jan)
  • 16. To Kill a Mocking Girl by Harper Kincaid (Jan)
  • 15. The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner* (Jan)
  • 14. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan [audio] (Jan)
  • 13. The Stills by Jess Montgomery (Jan)
  • 12. Dark August by Katie Tallo* (Jan)
  • 11. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling [audio] (Jan)
  • 10. Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower (Jan)
  • 9. The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Jan)
  • 8. The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill* (Jan)
  • 7. Strike Me Down by Mindy Mejia (Jan)
  • 6. Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien (Jan)
  • 5. The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
  • 4. The Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell (Jan)
  • 3. Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell (Jan)
  • 2. When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain (Jan)
  • 1. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Jan)