Literary Quotes About Me

This post was inspired by this post from If Mermaids Wore Suspenders, which is a great blog about books and music and if you haven’t checked it out you really should.  I read her version of the post and really wanted to do my own – that being said, it turned out to be really difficult.  I added a question (so the post fits into my new category “Lists of 10”) and changed one – ’cause I had a better answer for it that way.

  1. What is one of your favorite quotes from a book?

“Our glorious leader here seems to have neglected a few strategic incidentals.” (The Sapphire Rose by David Eddings)

2. Favorite animal/creature from a book?

“So, do you accept my challenge?”  Arthur’s back was to him.  Sam had no way of knowing what his answer would be, but something in the redhead’s pale eyes suggested he was about to get the response he desired.  Too far away to stop Arthur from speaking, Sam did the only thing he could.  “I accept!”  Everyone blinked in unison.  The redhead recovered first.  “I was not speaking to you, cat.”  “Should’ve been more specific, then.”  Sam walked out into the open space between the two of them, sat down and washed his shoulder.    (Long Hot Summoning by Tanya Huff)

3. One of your favorite scenes from a book?

“I’m a member of the Senate on a diplomatic mission to-”  “To your part of the rebel alliance,” Vader declared cutting her off accusingly.  “You’re also a traitor.”  His gaze went to a nearby officer.  “Take her away.”  She succeeded in reaching him with her spit, which hissed against the still-hot battle armor.  He wiped the offensive matter away silently, watching her with interest as she was marched through the accessway into the cruiser.  (Star Wars, from The Adventures of Luke Skywalker by George Lucas (ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster))

4. Do you prefer to read at night or in the morning?

And Miss Lockwell always had some book about her… (The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett)

5. What three adjective/traits would you use to describe yourself?

  1. “Where did you get your copies?”  “Out of my head.”  “That head I see now on your shoulders?”  “Yes, sir.”  (Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte)
  2. “And though she be but little, she is fierce.”  (A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare)
  3. “That’s stupid even by my standards.”  (Deadpool and Cable #18 “Enema of the State, Part Four: “Bringing Up Baby.”” written by Fabian Nicieza)

6. What is your bookish pet peeve?

“…I wish you wouldn’t keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly…” (Alice in Wonderland by Louis Carroll)

7. You can only read one genre of book for the rest of your life: which genre is it?

Richard looked up.  Hovering just above him was an angry fairy book, complete with wand, crown, and pixie dust.  Scripted in glitter on the side of satin cover was the title, FANTASY.  (The Pagemaster by David Kirschner & Ernie Contreras)

8. Is there a book series you really like that had and ending you hated?

“Ah, now that’s part of the problem – I can’t remember.”  (Doctor Who: the Missing Adventures: A Device of Death by Christopher Bulis)

9. Do you have a favorite book series?  (Formerly: do you have a favorite film/tv show?)

The Discworld turned against the glittering backdrop of space, spinning very gently on the backs of the four giant elephants that perched on the shell of the Great A’Tuin, the start turtle.  Continents drifted slowly past, topped by weather systems that themselves turned gently against the flow, like waltzers spinning counter to the whirl of the dance.  A billion tons of geography rolled slowly through the sky.  (Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett)

10. What is your favorite part of blogging?

“Do you listen to the wolves, Seoman?” Jiriki asked. “It’s hard n-not to.” “They sing such fierce songs.” The Sitha shook his head. “They are like your mortal kind. They sing of where they have been, and what they have seen and scented. They tell each other where the elk are running, and who has taken whom to mate, but mostly they are merely crying ‘I am! Here I am!’ ”  (The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams)


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