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The Friday 56 (#3)

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another Friday 56!
I chose Between the Lines, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer.  This book is SUPER adorable and full of fun illustrations and artwork–such a blast to read!
My chosen quote:

“People in the real world would kill for a happily ever after, and you’re willing to just throw it away?”

I look away from her. “It’s hardly a happily ever after when you wind up right back at the beginning. I’ve never experienced ‘after’ at all.”

About the Book:

Between the Lines (Between the Lines, #1)Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

A romantic and charming story, this companion novel to Off the Page will make every reader believe in the fantastical power of fairy tales.

Want to see my review for this book?!

Click right here!

Are you participating in #Friday56 ?!  Link me below if you are, or find me on instagram at betwixtthesepages !
Until next time, happy book-ing!
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The Friday 56 (#2)

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
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“I’ve been told things happen as they should: my grandmother fell in love three times before her nineteenth birthday. My mother forms love with the neighbor boy when she was six. And I, I was born with wings, a misfit who didn’t dare expect something as grandiose as love. It’s our fate, our destiny, that determines such things, isn’t it?”

18166936Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.

In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration.

That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.

First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

Want to see my review for this book?!  Go here:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1163980932
(warning: this review was written before I found MY review format–it’s old, in other words!  Be gentle with it!)
What do you guys think of my chosen quote?  Have you read this book–and did you LOVE it as much as I did?!  If you read this book and have thoughts or opinions about the ending, I’d LOVE to chat with you–the ending of this read has plagued me for years now, I’m still not sure how I personally interpret it!
Are you participating in the #Friday56 ?!  Link me below if you are, or find me on instagram at betwixtthesepages !
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The Friday 56 (#1)

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

Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
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“With blood on her thorns she must creep through the wall.
When the last hope is lost, a Twistrose is called.”
(click the above pic to go to my post on instagram!)
The Twistrose Key
A striking middle-grade debut in the tradition of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass

When a mysterious parcel arrives at her family’s new home, eleven-year-old Lin Rosenquist has a curious feeling she’s meant to discover what’s inside.

Much to Lin’s surprise, the ornate key contained in the parcel unlocks a spellbinding world called Sylver, hidden behind the cellar door. Sylver is an enchanting land of eternal winter, inhabited by animals that shared a special connection with children in the real world, either as beloved pets or tamed wild animals. In death, they are delivered to Sylver, where they take on a curiously human-like form and still watch over the children they cherish. While Lin is overjoyed to be reunited with her beloved pet, Rufus, she soon learns that the magic of the Petlings and Wilders is failing, and snow trolls want to claim Sylver for themselves. Lin must discover a way to stop them and save this enchanted world.

Full of charm, suspense, and heartfelt emotion, this memorable classic in the making will leave readers breathless.

Want to see my review on this book?  Go here:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1209608970
(warning: this review was written before I found MY review format–it’s old, in other words!  Be gentle with it!)
Are you participating in the #Friday56 ?!  Link me below if you are, or find me on instagram at betwixtthesepages !
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Top Ten Tuesday (#32)

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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 in June 2010. 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 theme: Ten Books Set Outside the US that We Enjoyed

Find their latest post here!

But I’m not doing that one.  Because I don’t wanna.  No, really, that’s the reason in its entirety.  I don’t wanna, so I’m not gonna, and you can’t make me.

Instead, I give you my:

Top Ten Favorite Quotes (this week)!

because HULLO, there are SO MANY awesome quotes floating around out there, especially of the book variety…which means this list?  Is forever and foralways changing.  These are my picks for this exact moment in time; you should fully expect this list to change within the week.

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I guess I have an affinity for the poetic, the beautiful, the “makes you stop dead and THINK.”  At least, those seem to be my favorite quotes in reads–which explains why so many of my quotes are different from those MOST people highlight!

What sort of quote are YOU most drawn to?  Have you read any of the books listed here–and what did you think of them, if so?   Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments, or link me to your own Top Ten Tuesday!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (Round 2, Post #2)

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I was tagged by the bookishly wonderful Fadwa over at Word Wonders in THIS POST HERE — thank you so much, you awesome person you!  If I were wearing socks right now, you’d be rocking my toes.  Or…something to that effect.

THE RULES:

(because…there’s always a catch)

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy, right?!  Let’s do this thing.

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This quote brought to you by:

The Love That Split the World

I Tag:

Jessica @ The Mud and Stars Book Blog

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Lashaan & Trang @ bookidote

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Quality Quotes

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I read A LOT of books in 2015.  I mean…168?!  When I set my goal at 50 last January, I expected to maybe, BARELY, reach it.  I never thought I’d surpass it, and by so much!

That being said, I discovered some gorgeous book quotes on my journey.  So, here are some of my absolute favorites!

“I think maybe the most frustrating feeling in the world is to have something to say but not know how to put it into words. To have lived through something but not be able to get it out of you before it festers.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.”
Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

“And then like Pandora, opening the great big box of the world and not being afraid, not even caring whether what’s inside is good or bad. Because it’s both. Everything is always both. But you have to open it to find that out.”
M.R. Carey, The Girl with All the Gifts

“I’m dark matter. The universe inside of me is full of something, and science can’t even shine a light on it. I feel like I’m mostly made of mysteries.”
Maria Dahvana Headley, Magonia

“If the girl could only have spoken to the other boys and girls, the ones that had followed the golden-eyed boy before her, she would have known that there is always something left to lose.”
Brom, The Child Thief

“Sometimes I reread my favorite books from back to front. I start with the last chapter and read backward until I get to the beginning. When you read this way, characters go from hope to despair, from self-knowledge to doubt. In love stories, couples start out as lovers and end as strangers. Coming-of-age books become stories of losing your way. Your favorite characters come back to life.”
Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

“To many, I was myth incarnate, the embodiment of a most superb legend, a fairy tale. Some considered me a monster, a mutation. To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel. To my mother, I was everything. To my father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of loves long lost. But I knew the truth—deep down, I always did.
I was just a girl.”
Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

“It was at thirteen years old that Marya Morevna learned how to keep a secret, and that secrets are jealous things, permitting no fraternization.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

And there you have it!  What are some beautiful or awesome quotes you discovered in 2015?  Share them with me below, or let me know your thoughts on my choices!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Top Ten Tuesday (#6)

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!

Find their latest post here!

This week’s theme:
Top 10 quotes from books read within the last year

(the quotes come first, followed by the book)

Hold on to your hats, y’all–this flight’s about to get a bit turbulent!

“I know love is fragile. And loving someone like you is near impossible. Like holding something shattered through a raging sandstorm. If you want her to love you, shelter her from that storm…And make certain that storm isn’t you.”

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“And now I need you to do for me what I cannot do for myself. For you to be my eyes when I do not have them. For you to be my hands when I cannot use my own. For you to be my heart when mine is done beating.”

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Sometimes I reread my favorite books from back to front. I start with the last chapter and read backward until I get to the beginning. When you read this way, characters go from hope to despair, from self-knowledge to doubt. In love stories, couples start out as lovers and end as strangers. Coming-of-age books become stories of losing your way. Your favorite characters come back to life.

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Mercy, she had discovered, made mad alchemy: a drop of it could dilute a lake of hate.

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But there was another, secret Ruby. This one was as thin as a wisp of air, and had struggled for so long just to be. This was the one that Liam carried with him, without knowing. The one that would ride in his back pocket, whisper words of encouragement, tell him he was born to chase the light.

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If the girl could only have spoken to the other boys and girls, the ones that had followed the golden-eyed boy before her, she would have known that there is always something left to lose.

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By this point Viviane Lavender had loved Jack Griffith for twelve years, which was far more than half of her life. If she thought of her love as a commodity and were to, say, eat it, it would fill 4,745 cherry pies. If she were to preserve it, she would need 23,725 glass jars and labels and a basement spanning the length of Pinnacle Lane.

If she were to drink it, she’d drown.

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“Koschei, Koschei,” she whispered. “What would I have been if I had never seen the birds? I am no one; I am nothing. I am a blank paper on which you and your magic wrote a girl. Just the kind of girl you wanted, all hungry and hurt and needing. A machine for loving you. Nothing in me was not made by you.”

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Melanie thinks: when your dreams come true, your true has moved. You’ve already stopped being the person who had the dreams, so it feels more like a weird echo of something that already happened to you a long time ago.

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Some things, when they change, never do return to the way they once were. Butterflies for instance, and women who’ve been in love with the wrong man too often.

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And there you have it!  What do you guys think of my picks–do any of these quotes make you want to pick up the books?  Link me to your TTT post below, or let me know your thoughts!

Until next time, happy book-ing!