Words We Read

Words

Isn’t it funny how books can touch us in the deepest and most meaningful way!? Obviously there is a reason that authors do what they do, and it’s just so fascinating that they can take ordinary words and put them into the context that makes us feel emotions, that makes us cry. We are always in awe of the talent levels of authors. Even the authors that are more “mediocre” have more talent than we could ever dream. It’s amazing what authors do, and we are in awe of your work (whether it’s a book for us or not).

Book quotes are some of our favorite things, ones that we tend to forget to share. They remind of the story we read, of the journey we are on in our lives, and the feelings that we have had (or are having) in our lives. These are the quotes that we write down wherever we can, that we put up all over the internet, that we share with so many people because they are on a journey too…and maybe these words can help.

So today, and randomly throughout the months, we will be sharing some words that we have read that have hit us. For our first post we have a very special theme for you.

For the 20th birthday of the Harry Potter books, we have decided to pick a book from the Harry Potter series to share with you! If you are among the mass of Harry Potter nerds (just like us) then you know that it is SO hard to pick a quote. JK Rowling just has such a way with words, and we could probably pick multiple quotes from each book. But here are some of the quotes that have stuck with us…

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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“We’ve all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. ”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

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

J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”

J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

“You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince

“After all this time?”

“Always,” said Snape.

J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

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ANNOUNCEMENT! There is more than one reason that we are sharing Harry Potter quotes today. Not only are we celebrating 20 years of the series that drove us further into reading, but we are also planning on…A HARRY POTTER REREAD!

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That’s right! Starting this Monday (June 26th) we will be opening up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (for the first time in AGES) so that we can once again get lost in that world. Let us know if you want to join us (comment or email) and we can set something more formal up. But that means you should probably be looking for more Harry Potter on the blog in the future.

NOTE: We will be using the hashtag #mdwstreadalong on twitter and instagram if you want to keep up to date with what we are doing. We are pretty pumped for this.

QUESTION: What are some of your favorite Harry Potter quotes?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday’s topic is…Top Ten Quotes from books I have read over the past year or so. There really isn’t anything HUGE or earth shattering about the quotes I picked. They are just quotes that stuck with me. Sometimes quotes that made me think. So here they are, in no particular order…

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“Their relationship isn’t perfect in a lot of ways, bit it’s something real. And real should probably be the goal, not perfection. Every relationship is flawed; you just have to figure out how to make it work. Keep trying.”-Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

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“Love is a force unto itself, sayyidi. For love, people consider the unthinkable…and often achieve the impossible. I would not sneer at its power.” –The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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“The people that tell you what you want to hear are the most dangerous enemies you’ll ever meet.” –First Year by Rachel E Carter

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“It seems a precious thing, for someone to know the very worst part of you and love you anyway.” –Lion Heart by AC Gaughen

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“We need hope, or else we cannot endure.” –A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

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“And maybe some people are like collages – no matter how broken or useless we felt, we were an essential part of the whole. We mattered.”  –I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

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“But it’s terrifying to realize how much of your world is wrapped up in loving another person” –Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

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“Because when I said I wanted to touch the moon you took my hand, held me close, and taught me how to fly.” –Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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“Shadows go in front of you, leading into your future, and trail behind you, leaving a part of you in the past. They are clearest when we are in the light, and disappear when we lose ourselves in darkness.” –Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

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“For some reason, this is the moment I know I’m gonna be all right; that the hurt might never fade, and my heart might always long for a stubborn cowboy with squinty eyes, but I’ll make do. Sure as the sun will rise.” –Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

What are some of your favorite quotes from books you have read over the past year?