Words We Read (4)

Words

Words We Read is a feature that we created to share various book quotes we read that really mean a lot to us. For more information and past posts you can head over here.

Wow. Haven’t done this one in a long time. But man, I am super excited and super motivated to get it going again.

I have read a lot of books with words that hit me just right, especially lately. With words that touch me and make me think about my own life and the things currently happening in it. Sometimes they come from a book that blows me away, other times they come from a book that I didn’t fall head over heels in love with. Even in those instances where I like it but don’t adore it I find that I can take something away from the book. Today, it comes from one of those books.

I read the book Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner recently. Though this book really hit on some things that I think we need to talk about more, I just fall in love with it. I felt pretty meh towards it, no feelings one way or the other. But the writing…oh the writing had it’s moments where it just hit me and I had to stop and think about it. So today, I share a quote from this book, because it really had me thinking. And this is a solid reminder that just because you aren’t in love with the book doesn’t mean that it has nothing to offer you. There’s a difference between a bad book and book that you enjoyed but didn’t love.

So…the quote that I found that I could not stop thinking about…

“For the most part, you don’t hold the people you love in your heart because they rescued you from drowning or pulled you from a burning house. Mostly you hold them in your heart because they save you, in a million quiet and perfect ways, from being alone.”

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What’s a book that you’ve read lately that has a quote that really stuck with you?

emily

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Words We Read (3)

Words

Words We Read is a feature that we created to share various book quotes we read that really mean a lot to us. For more information and past posts you can head over here.

This week I am sharing a quote from a book series that I absolutely devoured. I was very into dystopian type of books, and the Legend series by Marie Lu really hit me at that time of my life. I loved the action, the intensity, and the characters. The relationships that develop between the main characters and the drama that is happening all around them…this made it an absolute page turner for me. I binge so few series, and this was on that I dove into and didn’t leave until I was done.

Today’s quote is one that has hit me a lot lately. The past few weeks have been pretty miserable for me. I have really struggled mentally and felt like I was dragging everyone else down. I had found myself stuck in a vicious cycle of negative thinking and I couldn’t get out. This quote reminded me that I can. That each day is a fresh start and with each fresh start comes the opportunity to try again.

Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.

Legend by Marie Lu

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QUESTION: What is one of your favorite quotes from a dystopian book?

emily

Words We Read (2)

Words

Words We Read is a feature that we created to share various book quotes we read that really mean a lot to us. For more information and past posts you can head over here.

This week I am sharing a quote from a book written by a favorite actress of mine, Lauren Graham. I absolutely loved her in Gilmore Girls and I have tried my hardest to follow her throughout her career elsewhere. I read her debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, and really enjoyed it. Her nonfiction, Talking As Fast As I Can, really hit me.

Throughout the book she shared the ups and downs of life, the struggles of trying to make it and failing every now and then. In this book she became a real person to me, and someone that I kind of found I could relate to. It was amazing to listen to her talk about what it was like to film the reboot, and I think that gave me a whole new perspective on it and what it meant to everyone who was a part of it.

While reading, well actually listening, to this book there was one quote in particular that stuck me. To this day it is something I think about as I deal with various things in my life.

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QUESTION: What are some of your favorite quotes from a memoir?

emily