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Hello! It’s time for one final Blogmas Book Quote in 2018. Today’s quote comes from the poem Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred Lord Tennyson, which is found in A Vintage Christmas. I love how this quote really captures how so many of us are feeling on December 31st! “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out… Read More

Hello! It’s time for another Blogmas Book Quote! Today I’m sharing a lovely little quote from LM Montgomery’s short story, A Christmas Inspiration.  It is one of the stories featured in A Vintage Christmas, and it has been one of my favorites from the entire collection that I’ve read so far.  It is such a sweet story about giving and thinking of others, especially about those who often feel forgotten, and it just warmed… Read More

Hello everyone! Today I’m back with another Blogmas Book Quote! Today’s quote comes from The Gift by Cecelia Ahern.  This quote may be short, but to me, with Christmas only one week away, I feel like this quote is an especially prevalent reminder of just how precious this time of year can be. “Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning.  Time can’t be given.  But it can be… Read More

It’s time for another Blogtober Book Quote!  Today I’m back with another Ray Bradbury quote, but this time it’s from his widely famous novel, Fahrenheit 451!  I absolutely love this book, and this particular quote describes the atmosphere of autumn so incredibly well. The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion… Read More

Hey everyone! In honor of Blogtober and Blogoween, I’ve decided to do a little feature on my blog that I’m calling Blogtober Book Quotes.  It’s very similar to what I did during Blogmas except, instead of Christmas quotes (obviously, lol), I’ll be sharing quotes that remind me of autumn and Halloween. Today, I’m starting things off with such a classic, October quote from one of my favorite books, Anne of Green Gables! October was… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: Favorite Book Quotes I think it’s so fitting that this is this week’s topic, because just the other day, I was thinking about book quotes, and how there’s so many really amazing quotes out there.  Also, instead of explaining why I like each of these quotes, I’ve decided to just let these quotes speak… Read More

Hello! It has been snowing so much the past few days.  Where I live, it has been transformed into a winter wonderland.  So, when I came across this little passage from Anne of Green Gables, it reminded me of how magical snow truly can be! Christmas morning broke on a beautiful white world. It had been a very mild December and people had looked forward to a green Christmas; but just enough snow fell softly… Read More

Hi everyone!  In honor of Blogmas, I’ve created a little feature on my blog that I’m calling Blogmas Book Quotes.  Basically, throughout the month of December, I’ll be sharing different Christmas-y photos and quotes.  My goal is to share a quick, little bit of Christmas spirit! “It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement.” ~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief… Read More

I was tagged by Giovanna at Book Coma to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge! Thank again for tagging me! I have had so much fun with this tag. 🙂 The Rules: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day). 3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. Today’s quote is from A Court of Thorns and Roses.  I really like this quote,… Read More