Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Q ~ QUOTING Book Giveaway with a Hop!

My theme for the letter Q is easy ~ a QUOTE

If you look aways down on my right sidebar, you'll see a section of quotes. I change them, every-so-often, but some I keep there. Inspiration, really...for you and for me.

Here's a few of my other favorite Quotes.

~ The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath 
~ The achievement of your goal is reached the moment you commit to it. ~M.D.
~ Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined. ~ Thoreau

There are hundreds more. We could chat forever about them. Here's one a bit more appropriate for this post.

A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.  ~Author Unknown

And in honor of such a true Q word & Quote--to which all you readers and writers can relate, I'm sure--I'm participating in the Happy Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop!

I'm GIVING BOOKS AWAY, YET AGAIN!! And so are many other bloggers!!

At last check, there were 260 blogs participating. Yup. That's right, and they're all GIVING away something. Could be books, gift certificates, maybe even critiques. Please, visit the OTHERS, too. And ooh...even my Blogging Sisters over on Oasis for YA are partaking!! Head over there NOW! I'll wait. sign up for my giveaway. Want to know what I'm offering?

'K: 2 WINNERS, ONE Book of your choice each to anywhere BookDepository ships. That's it!! (Yup, I'm offering it internationally!!) 

Criteria: I'm fairly easy. Busy mom of 4 humanoids and writer. All you have to do is leave me a comment below with your email addy and a favorite quote or for why you love books and/or writing. Not in the mood for a quote? That's cool. Just leave me a comment and your addy. :)

Contest runs from today until Monday, April 25!! WINNERS announced on Tuesday the 26th during my ROW80 check-in post!

Link 2 Other Participants
**I'll be taking the remainder of the week off from blogging. The 4 humanoids who call me Mom are off on vacation. Spending valuable time with them as well as devoting a bit more concentrated time on my writing is need, right now. Enjoy the rest of your week!!**

HEARTS 2 U, All!! And a big Alleyway WELCOME to all New Followers!! 


  1. for now my fav quote is "If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine."

    why i love books....well b/c it help me calm down.....its makes me use my imagination...

    gfc follower

  2. My favorite quote of the week is:

    "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." ~Mary Ann Radmacher, which I read on Shannon's blog Book Dreaming. Love that one!


  3. Great giveaway! My favorite quote is:
    "I could no love thee, dear, so much / Loved I not honour more." Richard Lovelace (It can be found a lot in the Scarlet Pimpernel)

  4. Thanks for the giveaway. I don't have a Quote, but I love reading books becouse reading I can travel to alot of places while I read and meet all kind of creatures and people.


  5. Great giveaway, thanks!
    katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
    Fav Dr. Seuss.
    "You're off to Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting,
    So... get on your way!"

  6. "If your eyes weren't open, you wouldn't know the difference between dreaming and waking."

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  7. My favorite,
    'Do or Do not, There is no Try' :)

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  8. My mind is a blank on a favorite quote. Yours are inspiring. I love writing because it brings out the creative side I didn't know I have.

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a good rest of the week.

  9. Oh cool! My email is

    And fave quote is from an agent and I can't remember who. "There is always room for awesome."

    Loved your post. Too cute. :)

  10. I'll be back with a quote...Great Q post, by the way!

  11. “Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” -Austin Phelps.

    Some of the choices we have to make are simple!

  12. Love your Q post. :) Since I write YA, I'll be checking that blog out. I LOVE quotes but I never come up with any good ones.

  13. Don't put of what you can do tomorrow do it today... That's my quote lol

  14. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite quote is: "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
    GFC follower as Diana

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  15. Those are great quotes -- especially the Plath one. She's my fave!

  16. I'm with Nicole - that Plath one rocks. Whenever anyone asks me for my favourite quote, my mind goes totally blank. Guess I should work on that!

  17. Cool contest! My favorite quote (for obvious reasons) is an ancient Greek saying: You cannot escape what is destined.
    jessieharrell at me dot com

  18. I LOVE that Plath quote. It's one of my favorites.
    Excellent contest. Have a great week with the kiddos!

  19. Great quotes!:) There are so many reasons I love reading and writing but I think the biggest one is flat out escapism;)

  20. Mine is unknown origin butttt "Writer's dont dream. Writers DO."

    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

    new follower!

  21. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a book! Email in blogger profile.

  22. "I can accept failure, what I can never accept is never trying" -Michael Jordan

    That is my favorite quote.

  23. "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" Audrey Hepburn

    Love this one.

  24. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Great giveaway. I can't think of a quote off the top of my head but I really liked the Sylvia Plath quote you posted.

  26. I love quotes, too, and my post today is writing quotes! I post quotes on my blog every Monday, which still start up again after the A to Z Blogfest. :)

    Gosh, I have a million favorite quotes! It's too hard to choose one, so here's the one I see first when I look at my quote-filled bulletin board above my desk:

    "We must first see the vision in order to realize it; we must have the ideal or we cannot approach it. But when once the dream is dreamed, it is time to wake and get busy. We must DO great deeds, not dream them all day long." ~Laura Ingalls Wilder


  27. "Just when I think I know all the answers, they change all the questions."

    Great contest. Please enter me.



  28. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! One of my favorite quotes is from my favorite book, "Gone with the Wind", when Prissy says, "Lawzy, we got to have a doctor. I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies."


  29. Thanks for the giveaway! I love to read because its relaxing at the end of a long day :)

  30. Awesome, Sheri! Thanks!!

    My favorite quote of the week is the one I posted yesterday:

    "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."

    ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

  31. "Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book" ukn

    Thanks for the giveaway :0)


  32. Thanks for the giveaway.


  33. I'm terrible at remembering quotes. I enjoy reading because it allows me to relax and jump into another world, so I guess cuz it allows me to escape.

    tsteinerid (

  34. Thank you for the giveaway!

    My fav. current quote is "You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me."
    She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen.
    "But I don't want anything else in the world."

  35. AWWW --so kind. How about this one: Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's watching.


  36. Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. I read books to escape from either the stress or the monotony of life.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  38. If you lack the courage to start, then you have already finished...

    I don't know who said it. I just keep inspired by it. Gives me the courage to write. Thanks for the great opportunity! :D

  39. My favorite quote is "Outside of a dog, books are my favorite thing. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read."
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  40. WOW, Sheri,

    So much going on. I missed that blogfest.... SO wrapped up with A-Z.

    Really no fav quote, but I love to read and even more to write. It makes my soul happy.

  41. Great giveaway! Here is one of my favorite quotes: "A room without books is like a body without a soul."
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero

  42. One of my favorite quotes is "True love cannot be found where it does not truly exist. Nor can it be hidden where it truly does."

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway :)


  43. "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  44. "Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened."

    Thanks for the chance to win giveaway.
    Have a Happy and Blessed Easter.

    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

  45. I'm back ;-D Here is my quote:
    To Accomplish great things we must dream as well as act." Anatole France

  46. I completely don't have a quote. Sorry. But this is awesome anyway.

    lhoffpauir at gmail

  47. "Death comes for us all. We can only choose how to face it when it comes." -Robert Jordan


  48. Woohoo! As of right now, I can't think of a quote, sorry :( Thank you for the giveaway :)

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

  49. My favorite quote is "everything we do is a choice, or a consequence of a choice"

  50. Following!

    I love reading because I can get lost in another world for awhile.

  51. I love books because I can get "lost" in others lives

    kyfaithw at aol dot com

  52. Quote: "It seemed strange that two people could be in the very same place and see totally different things." - You Against Me by Jenny Downham

    marynellie8 at yahoo dot com

  53. I love books cause I love to travel and books are a cheap way to do it!!

  54. Thanks for the Hop!

    Quote : "If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."
    — Oscar Wilde


  55. I love books because they are an easy way to experience something you might never get to otherwise.

  56. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Quote: "Not all who wander are lost" -JRR Tolkien

    GFC: pepsivanilla14

  57. "Row, Row, Row, your boat.."

  58. ~Quote
    "The difference between fiction and reality? Reality makes sense." ~Tom Clancy
    thank you!

  59. I like books because they bring me adventures.

    thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC follower (Katie)


  60. I LOVE QUOTES! It's my passion to find them in the books I read :)
    My favourite one would have to be "So many things become beautiful when you really look." Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

    Thanks for this giveaway! justeena_25 at yahoo dot ca

  61. "Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right.
    - Acheron"
    — Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Why do I love to read, simply its nice to escape from RL to experience other worlds and travel all over its like a vacation without leaving your home.



  62. I collect writing quotes. Orson Scott Card said "The lives we live will always be confessed in the stories we tell."
    Thanks and Hoppy Easter! (Bad pun)

  63. Thank you for the giveaway :) My email is swtlilangel4jc @yahoo dot com.

    One of my favorite quotes is "Half the hurt caused in this world are by people who want to feel important."

    I love books because they are a fab escape for me and its a way for me to unwind and "not" stress out :) Love reading! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. I can't think of a quote at the moment. I like to read to learn about different places and people and to just be entertained.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  65. Sorry... no quote here. Though quotes make me think of Fawkes from The Guild... : ) I love to read because I get to unwind & see how others (even if they're fictional) see the world! : ) Love it!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    ambience.of.rain {at}

  66. Great giveaway! I love to read because it gives you a chance to escape into someone else's world.

    elainareads AT aol DOT com

  67. Thanks for the giveaway! One of my favorite quotes is "I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library" by Jorge Luis Borges. So true!

    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

  68. Hi and I am sending you thoughts of calmness and serenity in dealing with your humanoids this week.LOL
    I am a new follower. These blog hops are great.I am meeting new people and finding new books to read.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  69. I love books because they give me an escape from my own four small humanoids. My eldest is seven so it's constant chaos around here and books are like a vacation.

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  70. I love books because it is like a temporary escape from the real world where I can just relax :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  71. A book is a vaction from reality. You can win a sword fight without knowing how to duel, you can visit the Arctic without leaving home and have an extravagant dinner without paying a dime. And through writing, you make your dreams happen, bring out stories and ideas from inside yourself that you can then pass along and share.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  72. My favorite quote would be "Living is easy with eyes closed" by The Beatles. Hope it's ok that it's not from a book? :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  73. I love reading because each book is like a vacation. You can travel to exotic lands, go back in time, or travel to the future or outerspace just by reading a book and getting lost in the story.

    GFC follower: June M.
    manningj2004 at yahoo dot com

  74. Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC (jennifer)

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

  75. Great post and amazing giveaway!

    Here's one of my favorite quotes...

    "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot."
    — Stephen King

  76. I've never held on to many quotes, but a good one from Stephen King's The Stand that always resonated was: ""The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet."

    Thanks for taking part in the blog hop, too, by the way.


  77. Ok, first quote that pops up in my head as a favourite:

    "I solemnly swear I am up to no good" from Harry Potter. I just love it! And I love books because they take you places and they are so relaxing!
    Thanks for the giveaway -

  78. my favorite quote is on my dresser on a sticky note: "The road to success is always under construction"

    my email address is

  79. Favorite quote: "Life is the messy bits!"
    I love reading because it transports me to other realms and places. Through reading I have met my closest friends and my darkest nightmares. I've experienced more in a short time than anyone truly could, and I still get to stay home with my daughters and live a normal life.



  80. First I will tell you that I love books because there is something out there for everyone! I cheated with my quote. I have some of my favorite quotes post on my blog and they come up in random order. I just went and found what was there and copied and I'm now pasting.

    "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."— E.E. Cummings

    ke7yca at gmail dot com

  81. Hi Sheri, I'm a collector of quotes myself. The one I'm sharing this week is, 'Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."----Martin Luther King, Jr.

    bnredeemed at gmail dot com

  82. You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
    C. S. Lewis

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

  83. Thanks for the giveaway and I hope you have a great Easter!
    One of my favorite book quotes is: "A Good book never ends..."

  84. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. I read books to travel to places I've never seen, and for the happily ever after I never got.
    One of my favorite quotes is by Winston Churchill, "we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

    GFC follow as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  85. I love to read because it gets me out of reality for a little while. I read a lot of paranormal and crazy urban's the best to take you away :) Happy Easter!
    I GFC follow as Tanyaw1224

  86. "Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistake in it." :)

    Happy Easter to you!

  87. great giveaway
    follow via gfc

    Love that reading is an escape for everyday life

  88. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    I love being sucked into a story :) Reading something in a book just gives you a deeper perspective than watching tv or movie ever can :)

  89. Thank you for the giveaway!!

    My favorite quote: You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
    - CS Lewis

    I love books and I love tea (obvious from my blog name :P)


  90. thanks for the giveaway!! i'm a gfc follower


  91. I don't have a quote for why I love reading and writing. But I love reading and writing beause it's books! Like in Beauty and the Beast, just like Belle, books take to me to other places, away from where I am, and they give me a life outside of them, but in them, too :)
    I'm a GFC follower as Louisa, and my email is

  92. I can't think of a favorite quote at the moment but I love to read because it takes me away from RL just for a little while!!


  93. Thank you for the giveaway! ~ Erin F.

    fletch8502 at yahoo dot com

    I love reading because it's a way to escape to another world and see the beauty writers have created!

  94. Thank you for the giveaway :) I love to read because I am interested in other people's experiences and opinions. I think most authors have such wonderful imaginations, and can write great stories that let me escape from reality for a bit.

    GFC-Christine Davis

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

  95. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I love quotes. My favorite is:

    If you have integrity, nothing else matters
    If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters


  96. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite quote is:

    "I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."
    -Anna Quindlen

    Email: lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  97. Thanks for the givewaway. I am a follower :). Fav quote “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” ~Mark Twain


    bkwalkerbooks at comcast dot net

  98. Its silly but one of my favorites.

    'Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title.'

    ~ From Scooby-Doo

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  99. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I love reading to escape from real life for a bit, but mainly for the ability to look into a life completely unlike mine.

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

  100. I have always loved the book The Little Prince!
    One of my favorite quotes is in this book ~
    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.'
    Many thanks, Cndi

  101. The quotes were really interesting. Thanks for this thoughtful and wonderful post!

  102. Hey, you took my Thoreau quote. Thief!

  103. I don't have a favorite quote but I will tell you two that I've read lately that stuck with me.
    "You have you own tree woman" he pointed out. "You said you'd stay on yours, and i'd stay on mine." -- 'The Darkest Secret' by Gena Showalter (Lords of the Underworld #7)

    “That seems contradictory doesn’t it?”
    “Love is a contradiction,” Jace said, and turned back to the window. --‘City of Fallen Angels’ by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments #5)

  104. Sheri, I gave you an award on my blog. Stop by to claim it.

  105. This is awesome--so many quotes!!! I like the one you posted about self-doubt. So. True. ;)

  106. Thanks for sharing your quotes!

    'A learning experience is one of those things that say: You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' - Douglas Adams.

    I'm starting up a 'Critiquing Crusaders' program, where participants in the Second Crusade can find other writers to exchange critiques with or form critiquing circles. If you're interested, come by The Kelworth Files to check it out!

  107. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    GFC follower-Valerie

    Here's one of my favorite quotes, from the BDB series.
    "You're such a pain in the a**" (Butch)
    "Said the SIG to the Glock." (V)
    -Lover Revealed

  108. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm a new follower - Anji Beane
    I wish I had a favorite quote for you, but I don't like picking favorites, and I don't want to hurt myself trying to think too hard...

  109. I don't have a quote handy (sorry - I'm housesitting right now and my little book of quotes is at home), but I love reading because I learn so many things from it.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  110. I am having a complete brain fart and can't think of a quote, but thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win!

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

  111. A couple of my favorite quotes:

    "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."--Buddha

    "Once we're thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost; but it's only here that the new and the good begins."--Tolstoy, War & Peace

    "Any idiot can face a crisis; it is day-to-day living that wears you out."--Chekhov

    Thanks for the give-away. I'll have to check out a few of the other sites. I hope you have a great couple of vacation days with the humanoids :)

    rlconnolly01 [at]

  112. one of my favorite quotes from Delirium-

    You cant be happy,unless your unhappy sometimes. A limited choice. We get to choose from the people who have been chosen for us.

  113. ONE of my many favorite quotations from Anne of Green Gables
    "Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?"
    - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  114. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a very nice Easter.

    I love to read because it's like I get to experience different worlds/places.

    GFC follower = Juana Esparza


  115. What a fun giveaway. I love quotes. My favorite is -

    "shoot for the moon. even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  116. Thanks so much for the giveaway! One of my favourite quotes is:

    ‎"Of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. Nothing. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped." -Albus Dumbledore

    I have many more but that comes to mind immediately :) Thanks for the giveaway once again!

    GFC follower: The Story Queen

  117. Thank you for this giveaway!


  118. I love books because with a full time job, full time school and 3 kids, its great to get out of my life and live someone elses! thanks!
    GFC holly wright

  119. I love reading because it takes me away. It enables me to escape. Thanks for the giveaway!

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT con

  120. Favorite quote is "nothing matters but knowing nothing matters: which is actually from the musical Wicked (I like too many book quotes to just choose one)


  121. I like books because they take me to a different place and sometimes era
    msboatgal at

  122. Favorite quote:
    "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his."
    -Oscar Wilde from The Importance of Being Earnest
    GFC follower.

  123. Favorite quote:
    "I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself. Movies show you the pink house. A good book tells you there's a pink house and lets you paint some of the finishing touches, maybe choose the roof style,park your own car out front. My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come up with. Case in point, those darned Harry Potter movies. That was so not what that part-Veela-chick, Fleur Delacour, looked like." -Karen Moning, Darkfever

    jenniferlynnadams at gmail dot com

  124. Thanks for this giveaway!

    Now for some writing quotes? Well, as a writer and lover of quotes, I'm seriously inspired by Pat Mora. In particular a letter she wrote entitled "To Gabriela, A Young Writer." Here's a few gems:

    "Wretches can write well while saints produce pedestrain passages."

    "I write because I'm curious. I'm curious about me. Writing is a way of finding out how I feel about anything and everything."

    "Do you know the quotation that says learning to write is like learning to ice skate? You must be willing to make a fool of yourself."

    "Writers write. They don't just talk about writing just as dancers don't just talk about dancing. They do it because they love it and because they want to get better and better. They practice and practice to loosen up just as you practiced and practiced when you were learning to talk. And because you practiced, you don't talk the way you did when you were three."

  125. Thanks for the chance!

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  126. THANKYOU!!!

  127. My favorite quote is:
    "You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!"
    -Albus Dumbledore from "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"


  128. Here are a few of my favorite Mae West quotes!:

    "A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up."

    "I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked."

    "I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it."

    "I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one."

    "I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing."

    Okay, okay, okay. I better stop before I get carried away.... Oh wait. To late. ;-) But her quotes are AWESOME!


  129. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

    My quote is on my Facebook profile. My best friend, Sarah, said it about me and I thought it was hilarious (and true): "I read a book and I'm like, that's an interesting story. You read a book and the characters become part of your family."

    Ah, the joys of reading!

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

  130. I think quotes are awesome to hear, I just don't really remember any. Thanks for the giveaway!
    sarahthehobbit at gmail dot com

  131. I like books because they make me feel comfortable.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  132. Thank you for the giveaway!!
    GFC Shannon Johnson
    my favorite saying I saw recently was If the world didn't suck we'd all fall off! I know it is a little negative but I thought it was funny!!

  133. Thanks for the giveaway.

    “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” ~ P. J. O'Rourke

  134. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Love Amazon...I seriously have a wish list of over 100 books!

    "Love is a sacred garment, woven of fabric so thin that it could not be seen, yet so strong that even mighty death could not tear it, a garment that could not be trayed by use, that brought warmth into what would otherwise be an intolerably cold world" Dean Koontz - False Memory
    "The greatest thing you can do is love, and be loved in return" Moulin Rouge

    Those are my two faves!


    oh, I'm also a GFC frind!

  135. The best quote out there...
    "Those two little shits." - Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

    shyluck13 AT hotmail DOT com
    I also follow via GFC = Lissa

  136. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Hop.
    GFC Follower.

    Lots of great quotes listed (particularly Plath quote) . . . will choose another route. Here is a passage (i.e., quote) from last book I read.

    "It was something small he remembered his own father doing. Undivided attention and unbroken eye contact even with the smallest child. It had made him feel like he was the smartest, most important boy in the world."
    Karen Rose (in "Don't Tell")

    2much2reid {at} comcast {dot} net

  137. Thanks for the giveaway!
    My favorite quote is
    "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live" By Albus Dumbledore :)

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  138. thanks for the giveaway!

    my email is

    and I am a follower via GFC!

  139. Reading is my entertainment and my escape!
    I follow on GFC
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  140. Happy Easter. I love to read, it takes me to other worlds!

    I follow on GFC

    dancealert at aol dot com

  141. I love to read, because it helps my imagination soar and takes me to other places.
    GFC follower

  142. This is the quote that I have on the "signature line" of all my e-mails. It reminds me of my father who was an avid book lover!

    “For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been” by John Greenleaf Whittier.

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

  143. What a great giveaway thank you so much I love reading because it is a great escape to get lost in a great story! Thanks so much and Happy Easter :)

  144. I am too tired to think of a quote. Sorry this is the 101st blog I have visited on this hop and I'm getting blogged out. So I'm just gonna say hi and bye. elleberra at gmail dot com

  145. Cute blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

    kieryaj at gmail dot com

  146. Thanks for the great giveaway. I also love quotes. I am going to give my favorite one about books and I truly believe this is true. "A room without books is like a body without a soul."

    I am a follower-judy


  147. Quote? Uh, not so good at the quotes. But thanks for the giveaway.


  148. Here is my quote. My mother taught me this quote when I was a child. I'm translating it from Spanish but here goes; If you die for your desire then even death is sweet.

  149. I love reading books as an escape. I've dealt with some major illness & multiple surgeries over the past three years with unfortunately more to come. Books let me transport myself.


  150. "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
    — Mark Twain

    Thanks so much!

  151. I hope you have a wonderful break with those four humanoids that call you mom! :)

    My favorite quote is by Anton Chekhov: "Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."

    My email address is:

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  152. This is my favorite quote:
    "Happiness depends upon ourselves." by Aristotle

    Thanks a lot for the chance.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

  153. I love reading no matter whats going on i can slip away into another world and forget my problems

  154. Great giveaway! Thank you!

    Email: eliweibley(at)gmail(dot)com

    Quote: Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot

  155. “When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.”

    - Christopher Morley

    oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

  156. "Live everyday as if it were your last"
    I'm a GFC Miranda Grissom

  157. I think quotes are so fun! My favorite... hmmm. Last summer, I was volunteering at a prom for senior citizens and was talking to this old lady. Everyone was going to get their pictures taken and she said:

    "You wanna know something, girly? You see how I'm sitting here all by myself while everyone else is out getting their picture taken? Yeah, that's because my other half isn't here. And I don't need a picture without him. That's where you gotta make sure you pick the right guy. A man you're completely compatible with. I've been with my hubby 62 years. && when I told him I wanted to come down here tonight, he told me to go by myself. Make sure you pick the boy who will always be there for you even when you're an old lady like me. Don't fall for the cutie who will sit up in the room watching baseball rather than go dancing with you."

    I don't know her name. && I'll likely never see her again. But, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her words. They've inspired me so much and I'd definitely consider it my favorite thing, and the most important thing, anyone has ever said/quoted to me. :)

  158. My favorite quote is BE SAFE in Twilight. He spoke two words and it explined everything he felt about her.

  159. thanks for the giveaway!


  160. Thanks for the chance.
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

  161. I love to read because it takes me on a wonderful journey
    velvethubler at yahoo dot com

  162. I love to read because it allows me to go places I'd never go in real life.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  163. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Your blog is so cute! <33

    My favorite quote:

    "Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else."
    -Mark Twain

  164. Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Hmm, I had to consult my favorite quotes, so here are a few:

    "It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things."
    - Henry David Thoreau

    "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer" - Albert Camus

    "For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul"
    -Judy Garland


  165. I'd love to win!
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ~Dr. Seuss
    jcottey at aol dot com

    Nathaniel Hawthrone said, "Easy reading is damn hard writing."

  167. My grandson's favorite quote is "See ya later, alligator. After while crocodile."
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  168. Great giveaway! Would love to use it to preorder Divergent by Veronica Roth! :)

    I love to read, because it opens up a new world every type I open up a new book!

  169. Thank you for being part of this amazing blog hop, and for your generous giveaway! Happy Easter - may yours be a blessed one! :)

    One of my favorite quote happens to be about my love for reading, so I thought I'd share that:

    "I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library."
    — Jorge Luis Borges

    GFC Follower: Enamored Soul
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

  170. Great giveaway! Thanks for hopping!
    My fave deep quote is-
    "one must want the consequences of what he wants"
    I'm a gfc follower

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  171. One of my favorite quotes is,

    “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." -Charles W. Eliot (From

    Thanks for an international giveaway!
    gfc follower: aloveforbooks
    email address: aloveforbooks at gmail dot com

  172. thanks for the chance! one of my favorite quotes: "You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star" (F. Nietzsche)
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  173. For some reason I can only think of "smart a**" quotes. So I will not say any and be happy to be put in the great big pot for a chance.
    Thank you for the giveaway!


    mary_reiss @

  174. "The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it." -James Bryce

  175. Genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.
    (Thomas Alva Edison)

    westiemks5 AT yahoo DOT com

  176. My quote is quite simple. I've kept it with me for a few years now, and I don't believe I'll ever find another one that will tell it quite as blunt as this:

    "I cannot live without books."
    from Thomas Jefferson

    I don't usually leave my email address in comments, but you can easily find it visible in my profile. Thank you!

  177. thanks

    I love books because they always bring me to another world, I love being in another world.

    feeyonachan at gmail dot com

  178. Great giveaway. I don't have a quote, but I love to read and love books because I'm a busy mom of three and getting lost in a book helps me to destress and let's me leave reality behind for a little bit and live extroadinary lives through characters. It's given me something that's mine and mine alone and on the day's when all I hear are mommy and honey, I find myself putting the kids to bed early, shutting the t.v. off and unwinding with a book


  179. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I love books because it helps me to relax and take me to another place. Reading allows my mind to open up and explore (:

    ejhtan at gmail dot com

  180. Thank you for the giveaway.
    One of my favorite quotes is from Peter Pan: "every time you breath, a grownup dies" It just amuses me.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  181. I love books because they help me forget whatever's going on. If I'm having a rough day, I can just fall into a book and forget what made me sad.

    ashinypenguin at aol dot com

  182. I love that books are a great escape! Thanks for such a great giveaway. amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

  183. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Love this quote. "Friends are relatives you make for yourself."

    lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

  184. Thanks for the giveaway, hope you are having a good break! A few of my favorite quotes are:

    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ~Jorge Luis Borges

    A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up children without surrounding them with books.... — Heinrich Mann

    I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~Anna Quindlen

    kpg813 at gmail dot com

  185. I love books because they take you into a world that is outside your own life.

  186. I love books because they allow me to imagine other places. I also love to read on my lunch break at work because it gives me much needed down time.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  187. My favorite quote is "Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living" from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Thanks for the chance to win!

    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

  188. Thanks for the chance to win!
    My favorite quote is - At the touch of love, everyone is a poet. ~Plato :]


  189. Thanks for hosting a nice giveaway. my favorite quote is from one of my favorite book series..

    "winter is coming" it of course means something else in the book.. but out of context in my head it means get done the stuff you need today cause tomorrow you may not have the time..

  190. All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. Charles Schultz

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  191. I love reading because of the happy endings
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com


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