So, my friend Stacee from Too Fond of Books told me about this fun challenge hosted by The Perpetual Page-Turner and as soon as I saw the categories, I was allllll over it. I know that the new year started a few days ago, but I needed to give my answers some serious thought.
1. Best Book You Read In 2013?
So, I'm going to cheat and list my favorites from the genres I read the most -- that works, right?
7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
I didn't stray far out of the norm this year, but if I had to pick one, it would be The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd. I don't read much horror and didn't know exactly what to expect, but ended up loving it and have the next book in the series pre-ordered!
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2013?
If you think you're only getting one passage/quote from me, you don't know me at all :)
“I turned in my seat. Will’s face was in shadow and I couldn’t quite make it out. ‘Just hold on. Just for a minute.’ ‘Are
you all right?’ I found my gaze dropping towards his chair, afraid some
part of him was pinched, or trapped, that I had got something wrong. ‘I’m fine. I just . . . ’ I could see his pale collar, his dark suit jacket a contrast against it. ‘I don’t want to go in just yet. I just want to sit and not have to think about . . . ’ He swallowed. Even in the half-dark it seemed effortful. ‘I just . . . want to be a man who has been to a concert with a girl in a red dress. Just for a few minutes more.’ I released the door handle. ‘Sure.’ I
closed my eyes and lay my head against the headrest, and we sat there
together for a while longer, two people lost in remembered music, half
hidden in the shadow of a castle on a moonlit hill.”
Me Before You
“See that?" Paul said. "Ten goddamn seconds." "I don't get it." "You
didn't even have to hear the whole song, just a few lines, and you got
the chills and that swirly, happy-sad feeling in your gut, didn't you?"
... "That's the difference between the real stuff and the crap. I know
which one you are and you know which one I am.”
How to Kill a Rock Star
“Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.”
Eleanor & Park
“We're all more than the person we show to everyone else. At least I
hope so. Because I feel like there's more to me than that. I just
haven't had the chance yet to show it.”
“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
If you want to know more of my favorites, just ask. For real, I could do this all day :)