A Willful Woman…

Thoughts about books from a romance addict.

Three Day Quote Challenge, Day Three

Thanks again to Erin Burns for my nomination.

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Publish a quote on 3 consecutive days on your blog.  The quote can be one of your own, from a book, movie, or from anyone who inspires you.
  • Nominate 3 more bloggers each day to carry on this endeavor.

Quote number 3

“…you fall in and out of love with the same person your whole life, and people who understand that stay married.” Kendall Hailey (quoting her father, Oliver Hailey,) The Day I Became an Autodidact

I thought of finding something more original, because I have quoted this approximately five gazillion times already, but it’s unquestionably one of the most influential pieces of writing I’ve ever encountered. It’s quite possible my husband and I wouldn’t be looking forward to the 30th anniversary of our first date without it.

I nominate:

Julia Roberts Towe, an author who writes beautifully about autism as well as romance.

Rane, one of my oldest book friends, and one who reads outside the herd.

Rameau, who always has interesting opinions.

I hope no one is feeling left out… I promise I didn’t think of you and then think, “nah, that would suck.”

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Three Day Quote Challenge, Day One

I’ve been (very flatteringly) nominated for this challenge by frequent commenter Erin Burns. Thank you to Erin! I hadn’t actually realized before this that she had a blog, but it looks to have the kind of heartfelt, witty, personal reviews that I enjoy.

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Publish a quote on 3 consecutive days on your blog.  The quote can be one of your own, from a book, movie, or from anyone who inspires you.
  • Nominate 3 more bloggers each day to carry on this endeavor.

Quote number 1

“She ate toast in bed, then reread a favorite book, taking comfort from a story where she knew the outcome would be good and just and right.” — Sarah Mayberry, Within Reach

Not hard to see why I like this quote, which affirms the value of rereading, of “formulaic” fiction, and of reader satisfaction. Books are one place where we can reliably get a good, just, right ending when we need one, thank goodness.

ETA: My husband points out that this works less well with old comfort reads when you discover they’ve since been visited by the racism fairy. 😦

I nominate:

Liz of Something More, who always has something interesting to say, no matter what the topic.

Jackie of Romance Novels for Feminists, who I bet has some amazing quotes to share.

The always delightful “Miss Bates,” of Miss Bates Reads Romance, who somehow manages to write the longest reviews while still being pithy.

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