Hi! Annie here, back at Seekerville for a bit of fun. I want to talk about all the things we readers and book lovers love to say! You see, I honestly think with all the reading we do, we’re a smart bunch. Don’t you agree?
One of my all time favorites, is “Go away, I’m reading.” It really does make me smile, and something that makes my Darcy snicker a bit. I haven’t yet found an item to bear those words that is just the right balance of seriousness and lighthearted fun. I did find an eye mask that perfectly and eloquently says “Go away, I’m sleeping.” 😉
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Let’s start with the one you see on the right here. Kristi Ann Hunter’s A Defense of Honor had so many great sayings, I'm thinking about quoting it in a real life scenario!
"I don't care if the sky opens up and God tells us to build an ark. We're having a picnic." (A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter)
Yep, but in all honesty, I might not really want a picnic if the skies do open up! Though it’d be quite fun to say it!
Plenty of examples of great quotes that'll make us laugh. I'll always remember Ruthy's "Chicken Stew, pal, chicken stew." (Bonus points for anyone that knows which book it came from!) What I refer back to often are words that encouraged and inspired, and boy I can probably fill up more than one notebook on all of them.
"Sometimes we are allowed to glimpse the beauty within the brokenness. . ." (Where Hope Begins by Catherine West)
". . . if ever there was a perfect intersection of God's mysterious ways, it's here and now. . . We might not always see the answers to those prayers. . . but that doesn't mean they're not answered in God's good time." (Welcome to Wishing Bridge by Ruth Logan Herne)
"God doesn't expect His children to live ordinary lives, but extraordinary ones." (Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano)
"God has been giving you enough strength to get through each day. He's steadying you . . . This God of his was a God who was determined to set broken things right." (Falling for You by Becky Wade)
There’s a lot we can learn from all books. And I can’t wait until we see these quotes on some bookish goodies we’ll love to sport. We included this great quote from Dee Henderson's novella from The Cost of Betrayal Novella Collection in this month's JustRead Book Box.
For more of my favorite quotes, check out my reviews on my blog, Just Commonly or my Instagram feed, where I’m participating in a challenge that includes a book quote a day!
QOTD (Question of the day): What are some of your favorite quotes? Comment and enter for your chance to win this lovely lapel pin I bought another one just for one of you today! (Sorry, US only).
Here's a couple more my favorite sayings (that I actually say!) just for your enjoyment.
Now, it's time to get back to my happy place. Happy reading!