QOTW – QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK : MURDERER WORK ETHICS, SURVIVOR PRIORITY & DEVIL IN WAITING

Hello all! So this is a segment I did for a while and then just paused for no real reason. Well, no more of that crap. I’m back and I’ll try to make this a regular thing again.

I won’t deny that a certain book has played a huge part in me wanting to restart this weekly segment. It’s Ninth House. This is a really well written book with some really witty one liners and deep dialogue. I’ve seen a lot of people dismiss the book as slow; but for me, I looked forward to every line because I anticipated a gem in all of them. I wasn’t disappointed in many cases. Here’s some of them.


 “It was one thing to
be a murderer, quite another to work for
one”

“I let you die. To save myself, I let you die.
That is the danger in keeping company with survivors.”

“Do you know what my mother said?” Turner asked. “She told me there’s no doorway the devil doesn’t know. He’s always waiting to stick his foot in. I never really believed her until tonight”

 

 


 

I chose the first quote because it made me laugh. It so perfectly encapsulates in it the essence of the character that Alex Stern is.

I chose the second quote for similar reasons. Alex is a survivor and it’s been ingrained in her that survival comes foremost. And when you’re here to survive, everything and everyone else comes second.

The third quote is something that I’ve heard all my life from my family and community, although not along those exact lines. And I believe it when people say that it only takes one bad action, one misstep for your life to crumble down completely. Yeah. Very cheery, I know.

There were a lot of other lines that hit me hard too. I’ll maybe quote them some other time. Heh.


 

TOP TEN TUESDAY : THOUGHT PROVOKING BOOK QUOTES

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

The topic this week is top ten inspirational or thought provoking quotes. Here we go –


 

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.”
“Wishes don’t just come true. They’re only the target you paint around what you want. You still have to hit the bull’s-eye yourself.”
“And apologies, once postponed, become harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.”
“Anyhow, I’ve learned one thing now. You only really get to know people when you’ve had a jolly good row with them. Then and then only can you judge their true characters!”
 “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
“I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”
Emma
“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

QOTW 1 : QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK : LOVE, WAR & LONELINESS

So, my internship and finals are over! Huzzah! That means I got to pick up my reading pace! Aaand I got to read three 5-star books over the past week. I’m on a roll, y’all!

I’ve also decided to start listing my favorite quote(s) of my reads over the week from now on. There have been too many instances when I’d come across a quote that I’ll love but then later forget what exactly it was or which book it belonged to. And that’s just too frustrating! So I intend to make sure to bookmark these quotes from now on. And what better way to do that than making a weekly blog post about it?

I just hope I can stick to it!


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“Let them start their dreadful wars, let destruction rain down, and let plague sweep through, but I will still be here, doing my work, holding humankind together with love like this.”

 

 

 

 

‘You feel lonely sometimes?’ Always, she wants to say. Worse is when she feels lonely in the company of others.

 

 

 

 

 


While the first quote made me stop a second and actually feel the depth in it, the second one had me feeling sad and just relate to it in a whole another level.

Also, can I just say that I’ve been such a big fan of Melina Marchetta for the longest time, that I would probably read a manual on drying paint by her. So when That Place in Dalhousie wrecked me, I’d been ready for it.

But Julie Berry completely bowled me over with her writing in Lovely War. She’s done an incredible job with this book! Definitely one of the best reads of 2019 for me.

It was totally uncalled me to be emotionally wrecked by two books in the same week! Do make sure to send some love in the way of these two books.


TAG : 3 Days, 3 Quotes #2 – Day 3

Final day of the 3 day, 3 quotes tag. Thanks again to Facingthestory  for tagging me! I’ve really enjoyed doing this again. 😀



Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post one quote per day for three days.
  • Nominate three blogs per day to take part in this challenge.

I’ll end this challenge with my one of my absolute favorite contemporaries of all time. I could never compliment Melina Marchetta enough!

 


Melina Marchetta, (On the Jellicoe Road) :

“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.” 

 


I’ll nominate :

Brianna the bookworm

Lili’s Blissful Pages

Howling Libraries


 

TAG : 3 Days, 3 Quotes #2 – Day 2

Day 2 of the 3 day, 3 quotes tag. Thanks again to Facingthestory  for tagging me!



Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post one quote per day for three days.
  • Nominate three blogs per day to take part in this challenge.

I just recently found this quote in an ARC of a book I was reading. It stayed with me.

 

Tim Applegate (Flamingo Lane) :

“You can’t go home. Because home is still home. But you aren’t you.”

 


I’ll nominate :

Meowread

iloveheartlandx

Sahi


 

TAG : 3 Days, 3 Quotes #2 – Day 1

I was tagged by Facingthestory for another round of 3 Days, 3 Quotes. Thank you for tagging me! I always love sharing my favorite quotes. This makes me unreasonably happy!


Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post one quote per day for three days.
  • Nominate three blogs per day to take part in this challenge.

I’m going to post something by one of my favorite poets and short-story writers. He was a wizard of words.

 

 

Rabindranath Tagore:

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of 
Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” 


I’ll nominate :

Sara @ Bibliophagist

B For Bookslut

Tales of a Bookworm


 

The Friday 56 : Froi of The Exiles

I just discovered this blog meme that I thought is really interesting.Here’s my first take on it!


The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.


Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.


So, I had Froi of The Exiles as my most recent opened book on my Ereader. The page 56 had no single quote that could make sense without a context. So I decided to quote a whole conversation. It’s quite a hilarious conversation, thankfully.

Froi couldn’t help but shudder each time he heard the word Abroi. After what Rafuel had said to him, was it too much of a coincidence that Froi’s name shared the same sound as a Charyn backwater?
‘I’ve heard that the names of Charyn men rhyme with the place they were born,’ he lied, fishing for some sort of truth. Zabat made a rude sound again. ‘Are you a fool? Do we look like Osterians? They need to rhyme everything so they can remember which goatherd village they come from? Karlo from Sumario. Florence from Torence. Tinker from Stinker.’
‘You’re making that up,’ Froi scoffed. ‘There’s no such place as Stinker.’
‘What would you know?’
‘The Sarnaks are worse,’ Froi said, relieved that he was no Froi from Abroi. ‘They like to blend two names into one.’
Zabat looked at him, questioningly.
‘Jocasto from Sprie?’ Froi tried.
Zabat thought for a moment. Shook his head.
‘Casprie,’ Froi responded.
‘Ridiculous.




Blood sings to blood, Froi . . .
Those born last will make the first . . .
For Charyn will be barren no more.

Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home… Or so he believes…

Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been trained roughly and lovingly by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper. But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn, nothing could have prepared him for what he finds. Here he encounters a damaged people who are not who they seem, and must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad Princess.

And in this barren and mysterious place, he will discover that there is a song sleeping in his blood, and though Froi would rather not, the time has come to listen.

Gripping and intense, complex and richly imagined, Froi of the Exiles is a dazzling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock, from the internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road and The Piper’s Son.


 

TAG : 3 Days, 3 Quotes (Day 3)

I was recently tagged by Mariam for this challenge. Today’s the last day and I wasn’t any less confused about which quote to select. I’ve decided to go with another book that’s really close to my heart. Perks of Being a Wallflower is a gem that’s got so many quotes to boast over! Everyone should give this book a try if they haven’t.


Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day).
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers each day.

“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


So, this was really fun! I’m glad I got to do it! 😀


I’ll tag Bookandmorebd| Lindsey| dgbookblog

No pressure if you have already done it or don’t feel like doing it. If you want to do it and I haven’t tagged you? Please go ahead and do this thing anyway! Can’t wait to see all your favorite quotes. 🙂

TAG : 3 Days, 3 Quotes (Day 2)

I was recently tagged by Mariam for this challenge. It’s Day 2 and this thing hasn’t gotten any easier. Today I’ll go with a quote which was probably the very first to have left a lasting impression me.


Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day).
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers each day.

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

―Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


Well, I did love many quotes that came before this one in the book itself. But this one might have been the first quote to have actually made me stop and think, in my living memory.

Of course, anyone who knows me knows what a humongous influence Harry Potter has had on my life, growing up. I could have gone with any of Rowling’s quotes in the books and it’d still be considered a favorite of mine. It sorta even feels like cheating on the other quotes from the books to have selected this over them.

……Okay, I think I need to stop now before I ramble any more. See you on Day 3.


I’ll tag  – Tukunjil | Mahjabin | Starrfairy


TAG : 3 Days, 3 Quotes (Day 1)

I was recently tagged by Mariam for this challenge. Thank you for the tag! I gotta admit though, it will be difficult, because I’ve got too many favorite quotes to choose only 3 of them. But, that makes it more fun, I guess.


Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day).
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers each day.

 

“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”

 

Friedrich Nietzsche          


I have so many favorite quotes by Nietzsche, it’s almost impossible to select one from them. There’s another favorite that I’d like to cheat and enter in here –

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”

And another one –

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.”

Okay, I’ll stop here.


I’ll tag – Meowread | Jaywalker | Bristy