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Quote Corner #33: Crank

Happy Tuesday, my wonderful readers! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
This afternoon I will be sharing a few quotes that stood out to me in Ellen Hopkin’s debut novel, Crank.
Happy reading! 😉

I expected demands.
He gifted me with tenderness.
I expected ego.
He let me experiment.
I expected disrespect.
He called me beautiful.
I expected him to expect perfection.
He taught me all I needed to know.

The way things work, how
guys feel great, but make girls feel
cheap for doing
exactly what
they beg
The way they get to play
you, all the while
claiming they love you and making you believe it’s
The way it’s okay to gift their heart one
day, a backhand the next, to move on to
the apricot
when the peach
blushes and bruises.
These things make me believe
God’s a man after all.

Have you ever had so much to say that your mouth closed up tight struggling to harness the nuclear force coalescing within your words? Have you ever had so many thoughts churning inside you that you didn’t dare let them escape in case they blew you wide open? Have you ever been so angry that you couldn’t look in the mirror for fear of finding the face of evil glaring back at you?

I mean, there I was, snorting crank with my dad, my boyfriend, and his other girlfriend.
Something majorly wrong with that picture.

Crank is the first Ellen Hopkins book that I read a few months ago. Having heard endless positive reviews of her writing, I think my expectations were a little too high going in, but I still enjoyed the book as a whole. 

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Quote Corner #32: The Truth About Forever

Happy Tuesday, everybody!! I hope you’re all having a great week!! 🙂
This morning I am sharing my a handful of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite books, The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen.
Hope you enjoy! 😉

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.

Shoulda, coulda, woulda. It’s so easy in the past tense. 

“But if everything was always smooth and perfect, you’d get too used to that, you know? You have to have a little bit of disorganization now and then. Otherwise, you’ll never really enjoy it when things go right.”

But it was okay not to fit in everywhere, as long as you did somewhere.

It’s just that…I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It’s the universe’s way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It’s how life is.

“I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.”

I could go on and on all day long about how much I adore Sarah Dessen’s writing, but I think these quotes speak for themselves.
This was the second Sarah Dessen book that I ever read over five years ago, but it still remains to be one of my all-time favourites of hers. All of the characters were phenomenal, the plot was beautiful, and I don’t even have the words to describe flawless the romance was.

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Quote Corner #31: Clockwork Angel

Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day!! ❤
Today I am sharing my favourite quotes from Cassandra Clare’s Clock work Angel because, let’s face it, we could all do with a little William Herondale in our lives. ❤
Happy reading!! 🙂

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

“Will looked horrified. “What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?”

“You know,” Gabriel said, “there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will.”
“There was a time I thought I was a ferret,” Will said, “but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that effect? Because I didn’t.”

“There’s plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it.”

“Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?”
“They ate it too,” Will reminisced. “Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.”

“My name is Herondale,” the boy said cheerfully. “William Herondale, but everyone calls me Will. Is this really your room? Not very nice, is it?” He wandered toward the window, pausing to examine the stacks of books on her bedside table, and then the bed itself. He waved a hand at the ropes. “Do you often sleep tied to the bed?”

Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”

“Are you implying that shreds of my reputation remain intact?” Will demanded with mock horror. “Clearly I have been doing something wrong. Or not something wrong, as the case may be.”
He banged on the side of the carriage. “Thomas! We must away at once to the nearest brothel. I seek scandal and low companionship.”

Ahh, this is making me miss this series (and Will) too much!
Am I the only one constantly torn between rereading old favourites and picking up new books and series?!?

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Quote Corner #30: Turtles All the Way Down

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. ❤
Today I’m back with another weekly Quote Corner, this time for Turtles All the Way Down by John Green! 🙂

I thought about him asking me if I’d ever been in love. It’s a weird phrase in English, in love, like it’s a sea you drown in or a town you live in. You don’t get to be in anything else—in friendship or in anger or in hope. All you can be in is love.

What are you thinking about?” And they want you to be, like, “I’m thinking about you, darling,” but you’re actually thinking about how cows literally could not survive if it weren’t for the bacteria in their guts, and how that sort of means that cows do not exist as independent life-forms, but that’s not really something you can say out loud, so you’re ultimately forced to choose between lying and seeming weird.

We never really talked much or even looked at each other, but it didn’t matter because we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe even more intimate than eye contact anyway. I mean, anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.

Sometimes you happen across a brilliant run of radio songs, where each time one station goes to commercial, you scan to another that has just started to play a song you love but had almost forgotten about, a song you never would’ve picked but that turns out to be perfect for shouting along to. And so I drove along to one of those miraculous playlists, headed nowhere.

I heard him turn his head toward me and could feel him looking at me. I wondered why I wanted him to kiss me, and how to know why you want to be with someone, how to disentangle the messy knots of wanting. And I wondered why I was scared to turn my head toward him.

I felt my arms prickling with nervousness, sweat glands threatening to burst open. And then they went back to talking, the conversation shifting this way and that, everyone telling stories, talking over one another, laughing. I tried to smile and shake my head at the right times, but I was always a moment behind the rest of them. They laughed because something was funny; I laughed because they had.

You’re both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You’re the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You’re the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody’s something, but you are also your you.

I really liked the writing style of this book. The actual plot left a lot to be desired, but I found the protagonist to be incredibly relatable and the writing was so well done.
I definitely preferred The Fault in Our Stars over this book, though because the plot and romance of that one were considerably stronger. 

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Quote Corner #29: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Happy Tuesday!!! I hope you all had a lovely morning!
This evening I am sharing a handful of my favourite quotes from this delightful novel!
Happy reading!! ❤

When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit. Because by the time you finally see each other, you’re catching up only on the big things, because it’s too much bother to tell about the little things. But the little things are what make up life.

It feels strange to have spent so much time wishing for something, for someone and then one day, suddenly, to just stop.

“You’d rather make up a fantasy version of somebody in your head than be with a real person.”

I read this book a few years ago, but I really enjoyed it! It was a very sweet and cute contemporary romance and I recently read the other two books in the trilogy, which were just as adorable.
I also really liked the Netflix movie adaptations of the books! They were such adorable teen rom-coms that I could happily watch over and over again!!

You can see my review of P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) here.
You can see my review of Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) here.

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Quote Corner #28: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Happy Tuesday, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
In celebration of it being September 1st, the first day back at Hogwarts, I decided to share a selection of my favourite quotes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!
I hope you enjoy!! 😉

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

“I dreamed I was buying new shoes last night,” said Ron. “What d’ya think that’s gonna mean?”
“Probably that you’re going to be eaten by a giant marshmallow or something,” said Harry.”

“What’s that?” he snarled, staring at the envelope Harry was still clutching in his hand. “If it’s another form for me to sign, you’ve got another -”
“It’s not,” said Harry cheerfully. “It’s a letter from my godfather.”
“Godfather?” sputtered Uncle Vernon. “You haven’t got a godfather!”
“Yes, I have,” said Harry brightly. “He was my mum and dad’s best friend. He’s a convicted murderer, but he’s broken out of wizard prison and he’s on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though…keep up with my news…check if I’m happy….”

Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.
Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.
Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor.
Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.

Oh, what I would do to reread this series soon!! I really want to reread them in the form of the picture books, but I wanted to borrow them from my library, which I can’t do at this time. 😦
I often forget how hilarious these books are. They’re so much fun and I would love to experience them again!!

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Quote Corner #27: With the Fire On High

Happy Tuesday! I can’t believe that this is my last Quote Corner of the month already!
I’m so excited to be sharing some of my favourite quotes from this lovely book today!! ❤
It’s also worth mentioning that this book has the most beautiful cover ever!! I borrowed a copy from the library when I read it, but I am incredibly excited to buy my very own copy to add to my personal library someday!
Happy reading!! 🙂

I feel like I’m being pulled in a hundred different directions and my feet are stuck in cement.

The world is a turntable that never stops spinning; as humans we merely choose the tracks we want to sit out and the ones that inspire us to dance.

And I know the past isn’t a mirror image of the future, but it’s a reflection of what can be; and when your first love breaks your heart, the shards of that can draw blood for a long, long time.

I’ve had a lot of things to feel ashamed about and I’ve learned most of them are other people’s problems, not mine.

I read With the Fire On High last summer and I loved it!! It’s a really sweet contemporary novel about a young girl with a passion for cooking! It included strong character development, a gorgeous writing style, a sweet romance, and lots and lots of yummy food!!
I also loved the fact that the protagonist in this novel is a teen mother because this is the first time that I had ever read a book that featured a teen mother without the plot of the book centering around the pregnancy. It just smoothly blended into the character’s backstory; it gave a really interesting and unique perspective, which was so refreshing.

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Quote Corner #26: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

Happy Tuesday and a very, very happy birthday to Percy Jackson! In celebration of one of my favourite character’s birthday, I decided that I would dedicate today’s Quote Corner to Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods! I’ve always adored Percy’s bravery, selflessness, love for his friends and family, and especially his sense of humour, which really shone through in this book.
Happy reading!! ❤

I wake up every morning and think: You know what would be good today? Not dying.

I mean, five gods in one stomach—dang. That’s enough for doubles tennis, including a ref. They’d been down there so long, they were probably hoping Kronos would swallow down a deck of cards or a Monopoly game.

Hermes played a little Mozart and some One Direction, and Apollo cried, ‘I must have it! The girls will go wild for that!”

He was also the god of (take a deep breath) commerce, languages, thievery, cheeseburgers, trickery, eloquent speaking, feasts, cheeseburgers, hospitality, guard dogs, birds of omen, gymnastics, athletic competitions, cheeseburgers, cheeseburgers and telling fortunes with dice. Okay, I just tossed in the cheeseburgers to see if you were paying attention. Also, I’m hungry.

You can’t swing a cat in Ancient Greece without hitting one of Zeus’s ex-girlfriends.

Not only was this book laugh-out loud hilarious, especially when I was a kid, but it was also very educational! The Percy Jackson series kick-started my fascination and obsession with Greek mythology when I was younger and this book taught me so much more about it in a fun and entertaining way. This passion still remains with me, and I even took a class about Greek Civilization in my second semester of university earlier this year.
This book also includes gorgeous illustrations that truly elevated the reading experience.

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Quote Corner #25: Daisy Jones & The Six

Happy Tuesday, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all having a great week. 🙂
Yes, yes, I know that I just read this book less than two months ago, but there were so many quotes that I fell in love with that I couldn’t help but talk about them again!! ❤
I hope you enjoy!

She had written something that felt like I could have written it, except I knew I couldn’t have. I wouldn’t have come up with something like that. Which is what we all want from art, isn’t it? When someone pins down something that feels like it lives inside us? Takes a piece of your heart out and shows it to you? It’s like they are introducing you to a part of yourself.

Passion is…it’s fire. And fire is great, man. But we’re made of water. Water is how we keep living. Water is what we need to survive. My family was my water. I picked water. I’ll pick water every time. And I wanted Daisy to find her water. Because I couldn’t be it.

“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”

And I really think Billy loved her the same way she loved him. I really do. When they were in the same place at the same time, you could tell he was just so taken with her. He’d stay quiet and let her be the one to talk. And I always noticed that he used to squeeze the lime into her drink before he handed it to her whenever we were all out somewhere. He’d take his own lime and squeeze it into her glass, too. He’d squeeze the two wedges in and then throw them in with the ice. It seemed like a beautiful thing to have, somebody giving you their lime wedge. I mean, I hate lime, actually. But you get the point.

You have these lines you won’t cross. But then you cross them. And suddenly you possess the very dangerous information that you can break the rule and the world won’t instantly come to an end. You’ve taken a big, black, bold line and you’ve made it a little bit gray. And now every time you cross it again, it just gets grayer and grayer until one day you look around and you think, “There was a line here once.”

“I am not going to sit around sweating my ass off just so men can feel more comfortable. It’s not my responsibility to not turn them on. It’s their responsibility to not be an asshole.”

Ahh, I love these quotes so much! This book was written in such a unique formatting and I couldn’t have loved it more. It created a wonderfully atmospheric and immersive story that felt incredibly realistic. I’m still so heartbroken over the fact that Daisy Jones and the Six is not a real band.
I am ecstatic to read more of Taylor Jenkin Reid’s books in the future so that I can experience her brilliant writing style again!
I’m also very excited to see this story come to life as a television show on Amazon Prime! The cast is looking great so far! 😀

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Quote Corner #24: Throne of Glass

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you’re all doing well. 🙂 I can’t believe that it’s August already – time sure is flying!!
Today I’m sharing a collection of my favourite quotes from Sarah J, Maas’s Throne of Glass.
Happy reading!!

Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.

“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”

She moaned into her pillow. “Go away. I feel like dying.”
“No fair maiden should die alone,” he said, putting a hand on hers. “Shall I read to you in your final moments? What story would you like?”
She snatched her hand back. “How about the story of the idiotic prince who won’t leave the assassin alone?”
“Oh! I love that story! It has such a happy ending, too—why, the assassin was really feigning her illness in order to get the prince’s attention! Who would have guessed it? Such a clever girl. And the bedroom scene is so lovely—it’s worth reading through all of their ceaseless banter!”

“My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name’s Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I’d still beat you, no matter what you call me.”

I read Throne of Glass so many years ago that I can hardly even remember what it was about, but I do remember that I loved it!! I really enjoy Sarah J. Maas’s writing style. I always find such pretty quotes like these in her novels! ❤

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