I think one of the biggest reasons I read is because it inspires me. It inspires me to live, to love, to be bigger than I am, to exceed life’s expectations.
I guess you could say I collect quotes – so today’s Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish is making me very happy. These are my memes, which I thoroughly enjoyed creating:
Dumbledore will always have a special spot in my heart. He was such a good mentor to Harry.
You didn’t anticipate a list without Dahl, did you?
Nobody thought I would enjoy this book. I’m surprised too. But the satire and ingenious angle leaves me with many a favourite quote.
I did not enjoy this book and I didn’t finish it either. But the author has a superb way with metaphors and such.
One of my favourite setwork books in high school. That little island taught me so much about this big bad world.
I think I’ve mentioned this book in a TTT before. Albom is wonderful with life lessons.
And people say Shakespeare is irrelevant to modern teens…
Another book I really didn’t enjoy, but this verse struck a cord.
Oh Atticus, this is why I’ll always crush on you.
I read this on recommendation from TBTB. Much better than the movie Contagion!
Here’s the typed-out versions of the memes for those whose internet is wonky:
- “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
- “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
- “A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
- “With passing years, a single kiss can acquire more meaning than many years of naked skin.” Chernobyl Strawberries, Vesna Goldsworthy
- “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.” Lord of the Flies, William Golding
- “But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.” For one more day, Mitch Albom
- “But he that filches from me my good name, robs me of that which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed.” Othello, William Shakespeare
- “Roads go ever and ever on, under cloud and under star, yet feet that wandering have gone turn at last to home afar.” The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
- “Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of another.” To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
- “This is what we do. We make tea and read books and watch people die.” The Way We Fall, Megan Crewe