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SBPT 2016: favorite quotes from Sophia of Quality Fangirls

Hello readers!! Today is the

7th Sunday of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour 2016!! Today we are welcoming Sophia of Quality Fangirls where she will share some of her favorite quotes and tells us why they are her favorite!

One of the great things about reading is that it leaves you with an infinite amount of memorable quotes. Things that are important and significant to each and every one of us. Here are some of my favorite quotes!

“Or maybe it’s not a miracle. Maybe this is just life. When you open yourself up to it. When you put yourself in the path of it. When you say yes.”

 Just One Day by Gayle Forman

I find this quote to be so important because a lot of the times the only thing holding us back is ourselves. We make our own lives complicated, we find reasons why we cannot rather than finding reasons to say that we can. The only way to really live is to just do it. Is to push ourselves out of our comfort zone and say yes to all the things that we want to do.

“Life and death were so unpredictable. So close to each other. We existed moment to moment, never knowing who would be the next to leave this world.”

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Just like the last quote this one is along the same lines (just slightly morbid). It important to remember that we won’t be here forever. Morbidity is only scary when we don’t channel it to push ourselves to make the most of it. We don’t ever know what’s going to happen day to day and therefore we should always be making the most of our time.

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”

 Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This quote is sooooo true. Once we’re comfortable and secure in who we are everything else falls into place. The people who know themselves the best are always the ones that don’t get thrown off by other people’s comments. When you know who you are and what you want no one can take that away from you.


Thank you so much Sophia for sharing your favorite quotes! Be sure to check out Quality Fangirls websites!!

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Summer Blogger Promo Tour 2016: Melissa of The Reader and The Chef

Hello readers!! Today is the 5th Sunday of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour 2016!! Today we are welcoming Melissa  of The Reader and the Chef  and ten of her favorite quotes!!  

1. “Sometimes, one must do the unthinkable, for it is the only way to accomplish the impossible.”

Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen
2. “I cannot stop the world from moving. All I can do is be prepared for when it does.”

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
3. “Fear can be good, Laia. It can keep you alive. But don’t let it control you. Don’t let it sow doubts within you. When the fear takes over, use the only thing more powerful, more indestructible, to fight it: your spirit. Your heart.” – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
4. “Maybe sorrow and its opposite, happiness, are like dark and light. One can’t exist without the other. And those moments of overlap are like when the moon and the sun share the same sky.” – Outsun the Moon by Stacey Lee
5. “I am what I am an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothern’ with.” – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
6. “Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal” – If I Stay by Gayle Forman
7. “Our scars make us know that our past was for real.” – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
8. “Sometimes all we have is the knowledge that something extraordinary exists in the universe, even if we can’t be the ones to claim it. Sometimes that has to be enough.” – The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
9. “There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.” – Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
10. “I hope you will grow up gentle and good, and never learn bad ways; do your work with a good will, lift your feet up well when you trot, and never bite or kick even in play.” – Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Melissa’s Bio:

Melissa (also known as Melissa de Montigny on Twitter) is a book blogger and reviewer, currently living in Mexico with a degree in Foreign Trade and Customs. Her favorite genres are fantasy, contemporary, and all things Young Adult with a hint of romance (if it has book princes, the better!). When she’s not reading, Melissa loves to hang around Twitter professing her love for books, eating sweets, and staring at her collection of books. You can find her at The Reader and the Chef (her blog), YA Books Central (staff reviewer), and on Kate Tilton, Connecting Authors & Readers.

Social Links: Twitter . Instagram . Facebook

Thank you so much Melissa for stopping by my blog!! 

Favorite quotes from The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens

Hello readers!

I just finished a beautiful and incredibly well written story by Courtney C. Stevens. This is the second book that I have read by her, the first being Faking Normal. For today’s post, I will be featuring my favorite quotes from this book. I decided to post the quotes on their own because there are so many I loved. Stay tuned later in the week for the review of this book. I hope you enjoy these quotes and I hope that you go and check out this book!


(The above picture was taken by me)


(The above picture was taken by me)


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(The above picture was taken by me)

SBPT 2016: Michelle of Bookaholic Banter 

Hello everyone! My name is Michelle from Bookaholic Banter. I am excited to be a guest this week on Jaclyn’s blog and want to thank her for having me. This week I am sharing with you some of my favorite book quotes. I am really bad about remembering to jot things down so I had to do some research for this post. I got a little bit carried away with all the quotes, but believe me I could have shared even more. These quotes are all from books that I hold near and dear to my heart. All these quotes resonate with my soul. I hope you enjoy them. I would love to hear which one is your favorite. 

Let me know in the comments. Enjoy! :­) 

“I was always able to lose myself in reading. Books were a necessary escape I always gladly jumped into headfirst.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian 

“I don’t read too much. There’s no such thing as that.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian 

“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian 

“I could always give you a teaser. You bookish people love teasers, don’t you?”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx
“Your mail could’ve waited.” Daemon followed me into the kitchen. “What is it? Just books?”
Grabbing the OJ from the fridge, I sighed. People who didn’t heart books didn’t understand.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx

“I’ll love you forever. Even when I can’t.”
― Colleen Hoover, Confess
“God gives us the ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted.”
― Colleen Hoover, Ugly Love

“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”
― Colleen Hoover, November 9

“Sometimes books don’t find us until the right time.”
― Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

“You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book?”
― Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

“The words you can’t find, you borrow.
We read to know we’re not alone. We read because we are alone. We read and we are not alone. We are not alone.
My life is in these books, he wants to tell her. Read these and know my heart.
We are not quite novels.
The analogy he is looking for is almost there.
We are not quite short stories. At this point, his life is seeming closest to that.
In the end, we are collected works.”
― Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

“You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.”
― Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent

“My point is, it takes a special person to cry over a book. It shows compassion as well as imagination.”
― Alex Gino, George

“I meant it when I said I didn’t believe in love at first sight. It takes time to really, truly fall for someone. Yet I believe in a moment. A moment when you glimpse the truth within someone, and they glimpse the truth within you. In that moment, you don’t belong to yourself any longer, not completely. Part of you belongs to him; part of him belongs to you. After that, you can’t take it back, no matter how much you want to, no matter how hard you try.”
― Claudia Gray, A Thousand Pieces of You

“I have no need for a world without you in it.”
― Claudia Gray, A Thousand Pieces of You
“We cannot always control or avoid what happens to us, but we can control what it does to our spirit.”
― Jewel, Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

“But really, they did it because every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it’s true.”
― Andy Weir, The Martian

“I like that every page in every book can have a gem on it. It’s probably what I love most about writing—that words can be used in a way that’s like a child playing in a sandpit, rearranging things, swapping them around. They’re the best moments in a day of writing—when an image appears that you didn’t know would be there when you started work in the morning.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“As always, one of her books was next to her.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
“All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.”
― Roald Dahl, Matilda

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”-John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”
― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass
“It’s strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary ­ the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

“I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn’t get­­and never would get.”
― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“You have to see the miracles for there to be miracles.” ― Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun

“I do my best thinking at night when everyone else is sleeping. No interruptions. No noise. I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is.”
― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
Here are some quotes from my all­time favorite series ever! I just couldn’t help but include these quotes from the Stephanie Plum series:

“Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.”
― Janet Evanovich

“In my opinion, the only good spider is a dead spider, and women’s rights aren’t worth dick if they mean I can’t ask a man to do my bug squashing.”
― Janet Evanovich, One for the Money

“Calories don’t count if they’re connected to a celebration. Everyone knows this.”
― Janet Evanovich, Hard Eight

“Truth is, I think naked men are kind of strange looking what with their doodles and ding­dong hanging loose like they do. Nevertheless, there’s the curiosity thing. I guess it’s another one of those car crash experiences, where you feel compelled to look even if you know you’ll be horrified.”
― Janet Evanovich, Seven Up

“Babe, you’ve destroyed a car, burned down two buildings, stapled a guy’s nuts, and you have sixteen stitches in your leg. Take a night off. Have a glass of wine, watch some television, and go to bed early.”
­Ranger”- Janet Evanovich, Lean Mean Thirteen

Men are like shoes. Some fit better than others. And sometimes you go out shopping and there’s nothing you like. And then, as luck would have it, the next week you find two that are perfect, but you don’t have the money to buy both.”­”
― Janet Evanovich, Plum Lovin’

I hope you enjoyed my favorite quotes. Be sure to stop by my blog on July 31st, when Jacyln will be sharing her favorite book quotes.

About Michelle:

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Sunday Street Team: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

Hello Readers!! Its a great day! You want to know why? I am featuring ANOTHER author for the Sunday Street Team post! How exciting!! Today’s post will feature Rachael Allen’s favorite quotes from her book The Revenge Playbook. I hope you enjoy the quotes. Don’t forget to look at the books information further down!


Here’s a little note from the author:

“Hi! I’m Rachael Allen, and I’m super excited Jaclyn asked me to do something quote related with The Revenge Playbook! It’s a book about four girls, banding together to get revenge on the football team, forming a life-changing friendship, and trying like anything to change things in their small town. Along the way, there’s a scavenger hunt and all kinds of shenanigans too, and, well, how I about I let the quotes tell the story.

Here’s a quote that captures what each girl is going through at the start of the book”:



Melanie Jane:





And here’s what things are like in their small town:










And because not all the guys in this book are jerks, here are some swoony swoon quotes:





 Quotes that are completely and totally random:


 Probably my favorite line in the book, even though it’s sad:

 And, finally, a quote I feel kind of sums up the whole book:



The Revenge Playbook

Goodreads Link:



Synopsis (GR):

In this poignant and hilarious novel, Rachael Allen brilliantly explores the nuances of high school hierarchies, the traumas sustained on the path to finding true love, and the joy of discovering a friend where you least expect.


Don’t get mad, get even!


In the small town of Ranburne, high school football rules and the players are treated like kings. How they treat the girls they go to school with? That’s a completely different story. Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and Ana each have their own reason for wanting to teach the team a lesson—but it’s only when circumstances bring them together that they come up with the plan to steal the one thing the boys hold sacred. All they have to do is beat them at their own game.


Brimming with sharp observations and pitch-perfect teen voices, fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Mlynowski are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp tale—by the author of 17 First Kisses—about the unexpected roads that can lead you to finding yourself.

Rachael  AllenAbout the Author:

Rachael Allen lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, two children, and two sled dogs. In addition to being a YA writer, she’s also a mad scientist, a rabid Falcons fan, an expert dare list maker, and a hugger. Rachael is the author of 17 FIRST KISSES.


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Sunday Street Team: Days Like This by Danielle Ellison 

Hello Readers!

Yay! It’s Sunday Street Team Day! Today I will be featuring Danielle Ellison’s favorite quotes from her book Days Like This. I hope you enjoy and be sure to check the book information below!.. and fun fact.. I actually met Danielle Ellison at the Chapter by Chapter book event hosted by Jennifer L. Armentrout September 2014!!!

Days Like This

Favorite quotes from DAYS LIKE THIS:

Cass was full of energy and passion and everyone else had to run to catch up to her walk. Even my mom would say, “That girl is contagious.” I didn’t know what she meant back then, but when Cassie laughed, the whole room laughed. When Cassie was sad, everyone felt it. When she got an idea in her head, no one doubt- ed her ability to do it. Everyone believed her. Believed her stories, her smile, believed that she had a chance to do something different.

Different. Eccentric. Contagious. Maybe they were the same thing, the normal thing, and I was the stable one who never made sense in her life. Why would she want dependable when she could have adventure?


I’d always thought Cass singing was something too personal for even me. She was like that. She found something that she loved, something that she was too afraid to lose, then she took it and held it close. Once we found a snail with a blue shell in the woods, and she thought it was beautiful so she took it home and put it in a Mason jar. It was something so precious to her that she didn’t know how to share it. Sort of like I’d used to think I was to her. Always how she’d been to me.

Cass was afraid to lose things, and that fear kept her from sharing them; but eventually without room to breathe and space to move, she killed them. Just like that snail in the jar. Just like us.


June was only inches from me. I could smell the coconut sunscreen. “I know because lost people—we can sense the confusion in other lost people.”

“You’re lost?” I asked. June didn’t seem lost. She seemed sure of herself.

“I’m fucking Peter Pan.”

I took a step away from her. “Well, thanks. I’ll keep that in mind if I need to never grow up.”

“You’re lost, too,” she said a little louder. I turned back to her again. “I can see it.
There are different kinds of lost. Cassie lost her way, but I think you’ve lost something else completely. You just don’t want to admit it.”


I fluttered my eyes open, but Rohan pressed his mouth against mine and his hands ran down my back. I wanted to tell him, but I didn’t. Instead I tried to forget. I kissed him back, and eased his shirt over his head as he took off mine. He ran his fingers across my breasts before taking off my bra, and then all my thoughts were gone.

Three seconds. Then I lost control of my own brain and my body operated on autopilot.

Five seconds. The amount of time before my back was flush with his leather couch and it gently tugged at my skin, but I didn’t let it stop us.

Seven seconds. Then I didn’t feel guilty; I didn’t feel anything except him on top of me. I turned to dust and nerves and no words survived.

“Cass…” he whispered, his lips trailing down my stomach.

My body tensed up at the name, but Rohan didn’t notice. The weight of Graham’s name, of his voice saying it when we made love, of him on the phone before, the memory of it all came crashing back over me. It made me kiss Rohan harder.



Every piece of life had music in it; we only had to find it. Writing music, writing life, helped me focus on the important moments. The ones that needed to be felt and captured and remembered. That was all music was: moments frozen into songs. I heard the songs as if they were really playing around me—and sometimes, lately, I’d been hearing the ones I was trying to forget.



Mom called a lot of things “pure”, especially the ocean. There was nothing like the ocean for us. I always thought I could keep her focused on the pretty days and she’d be okay, we’d be okay, and it would be enough, but I’d fail. I always failed.



I told myself it would be okay. My head didn’t believe me. My heart didn’t either. They both knew. They knew that this moment, this feeling, was what happened right before we drowned–and that the only person who I wanted to save me could barely talk to me.


Goodreads Link:


Synopsis (GR):

Sometimes the only thing standing between fear and hope is you.

Almost a year ago, nineteen-year-old Cassie Harlen had a lot to deal with. A stack of college acceptance letters waiting for answers, a proposal from the boy next door, and a mother whose most recent bipolar episode left Cassie hurt and confused. Tired of cleaning up the messes caused by her mother’s disorder, of resenting her mother for not being there, and scared of being trapped by an inevitable future—which included marrying Graham Tucker—Cassie did the only thing she could think of to keep from ending up like her mother: she left.

Graham never knew why Cassie walked away. He woke up one morning and she was gone—along with the life that he’d created around her. After eleven months, Graham has a new plan for his future. One that doesn’t involve Cassie Harlen.

When Cassie’s mom nearly burns down her house, Cassie’s forced to return home. Back to a mother she’s tried to ignore and the guy she’s been unable to forget. Graham doesn’t know how he’s going to spend the whole summer living next door to the person who broke his heart without letting those old feelings push through to the surface.

Neither does Cassie.

Danielle EllisonAbout the Author:

 Danielle Ellison spent most of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It’s probably the reason she can’t divide without a calculator and has spent her life seeking the next adventure. It’s also probably the reason she’s had so many different zip codes and jobs.

Danielle is the author of the YA books, Salt, Storm, and Follow Me Through Darkness. Days Like This is her first NA.

When she’s not writing, Danielle is probably  eating cookies, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.

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13 Quotes from Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomwood Forest

Thank you Jaclyn for having me today on your blog! My name is Keira Gillett and I’m the author of the brand new Zaria Fierce Trilogy, about an American girl who meets a troll in the middle of modern-day Norway. And not the nice kind! The first book, Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomwood Forest released on March 6, 2015. To celebrate, and to be true to the theme of Living in a World of Book Quotes, here are 13 quotes from the book (because Zaria turns 13 in the book.)


A true statement for what Zaria Fierce and her friends must do to rescue Christoffer. Also true about learning how to publish a book from start to finish! You must be willing to take the time to sit down and carefully do every aspect.


When the world offers the unexpected, it can be magical. Sometimes there are limitations to this magic. You’ll have to make up the difference yourself.


The difference between a promise you can’t keep and one you can.


I like to play with words that sound the same. It’s a useful technique for introducing clues without being overt and giving things away. It’s also a way to show the difference between what someone thinks they know and what something actually is.


Someone’s trying to tattle. And sometimes what someone does isn’t the point. It’s how you handle it and how you plan to go forward that it.


 Admit it. You’re intrigued by this one. Why aren’t there dragons?! What about unicorns. Are there any unicorns? (Spoiler – Nope, no unicorns. Sorry!)


Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed today. I say we avoid this grouch. What do you think? Sound like a good plan?



Oh Hector. What have you done this time? Really. You’re incorrigible.


How do you make sense of something nonsensical?


As if! Girls do not snore. Ever! Right, girls?


Hey! Don’t dismiss shoes. Fashion is very important, just ask Cinderella.


Now we mustn’t play with things that might want to eat us… perhaps we should leave “big kitties” alone.


Ouch! That hurt. If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all my mom always said.

Which quote intrigued you the most? Let me know and don’t forget to pin your favorite quote on Pinterest!

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Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomwood Forest

Book Blurb:

On her birthday, Zaria Fierce finds her usual path to school blocked by an ugly river-troll. At first she’s surprised and curious, but then Olaf threatens to eat her, which is an act Zaria could not in good conscience consent to, so Zaria counteroffers. A deal is struck and she goes to school, but Zaria is about to learn the hard way that one does not trick a river-troll and expect to win.

Early Reviews:

“With kids interested in “Frozen,” with Anna and Elsa, this would be a natural progression.” – Judi Oswald, Reference Librarian

Available in E-Book, Paperback, Audiobook

See if you’re eligible to get a free copy of the audio book here.


“Geirr stooped to pick up some decent-sized sticks, and Zaria bent to grab a few too. They talked amicably and walked, stretching their legs, until they were too burdened by their loads to keep going.

“My arms are going to collapse,” Zaria huffed. Her breath fogged around her face, covering and then revealing a well-pinked nose and cheeks. “Let’s head back to camp.”

“Sounds good to me,” Geirr said and turned around to do just that. Zaria followed and collided into him, dropping her load of kindling all over the ground.

“Hey!” she exclaimed, as she went to gather them. “Why did you stop?”

“I don’t think we’re going to find camp,” Geirr said, worrying his lip. He juggled his armful of wood and pointed haphazardly forward. “It’s like pea soup.”

Zaria looked up from playing fifty-two pickup and saw what worried Geirr. In front of them was a wall of fog, thick, viscous, and impossible to see through. She gulped and carefully set down the pile she’d been working to gather again. Was it her imagination or did the fog seem to be breathing? It crept closer in stages. Not fast enough that she saw it while looking directly at it, but if she looked away and back, it most definitely moved.

“Uh, Geirr,” Zaria said, slowly gaining her feet. “I think we should move and fast.”

Geirr looked at her puzzled. “I don’t think fast is an option here. Now if you pick up your stack and stick near me maybe we can <em>Marco Polo</em> our way back to the others.”

“Geirr,” Zaria hissed, her voice ratcheting higher. “The fog is moving.” He didn’t look impressed. The breathing sounds from within the fog grew louder, distressing Zaria. “No seriously, it’s moving like it’s alive.”

Geirr looked back again and stared hard, trying to penetrate the fog with his gaze alone. Zaria started to ease away, firewood forgotten.

“Come on, Geirr, we have to move. Can’t you hear the breathing?”

“That isn’t you?” he asked, alarmed.

“No!” Zaria shouted. “Run!”

Author Bio:Keira Gillett is a technical publications librarian, book blogger, world traveler, artist, and now author. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Drawing and Painting. From an early age her mother instilled a love of the written word, as such she has always been a big reader. Her first book, Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomwood Forest, is about a young girl who must complete a quest to save her friend from a nasty river-troll.


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