Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week we will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.
Favourite Book Quotes/ Bookish Habits/ Favourite Childhood Books
Top 10 Tuesday Rewind allows us to pick from previous topics that we want to do again or may have missed. This week we chose to amalgamate a few different Top 10 Tuesdays into one.
Favourite Book Quotes
“The trouble with giving yourself a pep talk is, that deep down you know it’s all bullshit.”
Simon: “I’m gonna try to steal home”
I smiled. “Silly Simon, it’s not stealing if I wave you in”
“I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.”
“You’re good with the words, I’ll give you that.”
“I’m good with my hands. Will you let me give you that?”
I used to get pretty anxious when I dropped a book. I used to pick it up, dust it off, kiss it and apologize. Now, my relationship with books has changed for the better. I still get slightly anxious when I drop a book but I’m no longer kissing them or apologizing.
I don’t like surprises. I don’t like surprise presents or surprise endings. This means that I like to look for spoiler-filled reviews when the plot of a book starts to make me anxious.
Now, I write in my books. I’ll chalk it up to English classes, lots of in-text notes are taken and I had to get over this aversion of mine. I still prefer making notes in e-books rather than physical books but it’s a quirk I’ve had to get over.
Favourite Childhood Books
The ever-popular authors of my childhood were Stand & Jan Berenstain were staple books in my household. The Berenstain Bears and the Little Critter series taught me a lot, especially when my little brother was born. I had the full Berenstain Bears collection and was mad when my mom attempted to give them away when I was deemed “too old”. You’re never too old for The Berenstain Bears.
The Trumpet of the Swan was my first chapter book and as such it will always hold a special place in my heart as I related to Louis feeling like an outsider with his family and the rest of the Trumpeter swans because I was just never enough.