April 28, 2013

Read-a-thon: Hour 14 Mini Challenge "Share a Quote"

Hello there my pretty readers!! Still away? Hell yes! :) It's 3AM here but lets kick this read-a-thon to the fullest. We are more than half way through :) We are awesome and we can do it ;) I'm proud of you! Keep going like this, you are doing great!

Some cheering always comes in handy ;)

So, this challenge is about sharing a quote from the book that you are reading or books that you've read during this read-a-thon. I love quotes, so I would really love hear the one that made a big impression on you. Or that you've found it completely hilarious! Or that you've simply found it beautifulDoesn't have to be long or anything.

“You’re here.”

“I am.”

Jason boldly took in the way she looked.

“I take it you don’t often wear that dress in court.”

“Probably not a good idea.”

He grinned. “Yes, I can imagine it would be somewhat awkward standing before a judge who has a huge hard-on.”

“Is that the effect this dress has?”

Taylor’s eyes traveled downward, to the zipper of Jason’s pants, and he was momentarily caught off guard by her bluntness.

Her eyes sparkled, amused.

“You’re blushing, Jason. That’s cute.”

- Just the sexiest man alive by Julie James

You have time all through read-a-thon to post your quote in the comment section. You can post it on your blog as well, just be sure to leave a link to the post so I can check it out! 

What can you win? 
You can win one of my favourite books so far. It's full of incredible quotes - ones that made a big impression on me, and lots of hilarious ones. And the story is so so good.

Losing it by Cora Carmack

The giveaway is international - as long as Book Depository ships to your country. Leave a comment with the quote (or link to your post with the quote) and your email address, so I can contact you if you win! :) And if you have another spare minute, tell me how are you enjoying this awesome Read-a-thon event! :) I'm enjoying myself so much :)

Happy #readathon!


nicole macfarlane said...


Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...


Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

Here's a quote from my current read, Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill: "I know better than anyone that it's impossible to argue with destiny."

This is my very first read-a-thon and I'm having a blast!

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

Oh and here's my email:

Angie F said...

Here's mine! http://pinkindle.net/deweys-read-a-thon-april-2013#hr14

Malin said...

"Frederick was there- vivid and laughing and tense; it was a miraculous photograph."

From The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman

Regina Renee said...

"This idea, it wrap around me like a warm blanket, it settle my shaking bone, it calm my heart, and I understand. All the time you fighting, you think only of how to survive. All the time you survive, you wonder why you don't die. But now my life can be something different. Now, in America, I don't have to fight. I don't have to survive. I can chose a new thing: to live."
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick p. 208

Iina said...

I was waiting for this mini challenge all day, I'm so glad that you wanted to include this one, thanks! :) I'm reading "All our pretty songs" by Sarah McCarry and here's the link for the quotation, I hope you find it as endearing and powerful as I did!


Happy reading for everyone!

Kristi said...

Here's a quote from Where'd You Go, Berndatte? Such a funny book.

"Your mission statement says Galer Street is based on global 'connectitude.' (You people don't just think outside the box, you think outside the dictionary!)"

klmickelsen at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

It's past midnight here but I'm still going! I hope you're still feeling quite fresh and spirited!

Here's a link to my post:http://dilettanteartiste.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/bookish-things-challenges-24-hour-readathon-part-2/

Email: manno.yasser@gmail.com

Thanks for hosting this mini-challenge! You're awesome! Good luck with the rest of the Readathon! :D

Go Flash Go - Read, Rinse, Repeat said...

Hello, Nea! I'm impressed that you are awake at 3 AM! I am having so much fun with my first Read-a-Thon, although I must say that I never realized how slowly I read until I see everyone else has knocked out 3, 4, or more books. I'm still working on my second!

My quote is from School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins, and I hope it gives everyone a little chuckle.

Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

Mrs. Soule said...

My favorite quote from Special A, vol. 12 I read earlier: when Bad Guys attempt to hurt Hikari (the heroine) as a way to get to Kei (the hero) and he knocks them all to the ground: "Who said Hikari's my weakness? Hikari makes me a thousand times stronger." mrs.soule(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

"But underlying that thought was how much easier life would be if she stayed solitary. If you didn’t put all of yourself into loving someone else, you could never get hurt by them."

Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck

martinack_75 AT hotmail DOT com

Tasha Brandstatter said...

Link to my quote: http://www.goodreads.com/user_status/show/26741989

Alysia A said...

Love this mini-challenge. Here is my link to my favorite quote from "Wonder"

Bruna Miranda said...

From "Looking for Alaska":

(..) thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane"

Loved this quote! It summons up the book in a perfect certain way. :)


Kerry M said...

I'm reading the sixth Harry Potter book, and not surprisingly, my favorite quote so far is a Dumbledore quote! http://ofabookworm.tumblr.com/post/49052609767/and-now-harry-let-us-step-out-into-the-night

Anna L said...


I really liked this challenge

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I've quoted the opening lines of my book on my blog, here:


Bonnie Jacobs said...

I didn't read carefully enough. Here's my email address: emerging DOT paradigm AT yahoo DOT com

Dana said...

I'm currently reading Splintered by A.G. Howard and am really enjoying it. It has grabbed me from the first page.."I've been collecting bugs since I was ten; it's the only way to stop their whispers. Sticking a pin through the gut of an insect shuts it up pretty quick"

And I added it to my update post too...

Anonymous said...

Here is a quote from the book I'm currently reading, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, by Christopher More:

“It's hard for me, a Jew, to stay in the moment. Without the past, where is the guilt? And without the future, where is the dread? And without guilt and dread, who am I?”

Full post is here: http://hardcoversandheroines.com/2013/04/27/deweys-read-a-thon/

Michelle Martin said...
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Here is a quote from Catherine called Birdy :
" I have heard that if lovers meet a pig while walking, it is certain to doom their love. If only I could arrange for them to meet a pig. Or even better a weasel."

Isa said...

This is one of my favourite poems from Where the Sidewalk Ends:
"My skin is kind of sort of brownish
Pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are greyish blueish green.
But I’m told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown,
But it’s silver when it’s wet.
And all the colors I am inside
Have not been invented yet."
I'm really enjoying the readathon, hope you are too! :D
Isa @ Chasing Quills

Create With Joy said...

Thank you for hosting - LOVE quotes, LOVE this challenge!

I just posted my quote from Freefall to Fly by Rebekah Lyons at:


Please stop by and share your thoughts!

Create With Joy
createwithjoy (at) gmail (dot) com

Meagan Cooke said...

I absolutely Loved Losing It!! It was my first real read for New Adult.

I am currently reading The Immortal Rules and you can find my quote at Reviewing Wonderland

Anonymous said...

Here's my quote: http://marenfuga.tumblr.com/post/49053690093/he-said-with-a-touch-of-compassion-you-are

And my e-mail is marenfuga [at] gmail [dot] com

Michelle Martin said...

Resubmitting because I forgot to leave my email ptspiral@gmail.com
My quote required a bit of background info, so my entry is quite long. Even has video! :D http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspot.ca/2013/04/readathon-challenge-14-share-quote.html

Anonymous said...

"We put away our mirrors. We stopped combing our hair. We forgot about makeup. Whenever I powder my nose it just looks like frost on a mountain. We forgot about Buddha. We forgot about God. We developed a coldness inside us that still has not thawed. I fear my soul has died. We stopped writing home to our mothers. We lost weight and grew thin. We stopped bleeding. We stopped dreaming. We stopped wanting. We simply worked, that was all." - "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka

Dreamybee said...

Just finished a lovely book full of quotable stuff. Here's one that struck a chord with me. http://subliminalintervention.blogspot.com/2013/04/read-thon-2013-hour-14.html

ginger dot mallard at gmail dot com

Diana said...

I love quotes!

Anonymous said...

Here is mine

Diamond Cronen said...

I added my quote to my Dewey post...on my blog, here


Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Here's mine! http://www.reflectionsofabookaholic.com/2013/04/deweys-read-thon-hours-13-24.html

I love this one :)


Anonymous said...

My email address: literarymafia [at] gmail [dot]com

Original Quote Post - April 28, 2013 at 3:45 AM

Masanobu said...

Okay, here's mine, from Ready Player One:

"Going outside is highly overrated."

I wouldn't normally consider it a good quote, but it seems fitting for a readathon ;)

Tami said...

My quote is one that made me think: "Humility is not a characteristic to be deliberately acquired, like a new suit or an app on your smartphone. Rather, humility is a by-product of spiritual growth, much like rinse water is a by-product of laundry." From "Peas, Beans and Corn" by Jennifer Wixson

Thanks for hosting a fun challenge!

Danielle Sarabia said...


Thanks for the challenge!

Anonymous said...

Here's my quote: ‘Along with the desicion to accept entrants to the Guild from outside the Houses, it had been decided that family and House names would no longer be used during Guild ceremonies. All who became magicians were expected to risk their lives to defend the Allied Lands, so all should be shown the same level of respect’
Originally posted here: http://beckysblogs.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/my-updates-for-deweys-24-hour-readathon/#comment-4313

Kaley @ Books Etc. said...

Love this challenge :) It's just 10pm here now. The quote I picked is kind of long so there's a picture of it on my blog. I didn't even think about this being an option for a challenge, I just snapped the pic because the quote stuck with me.
books.etc.blogger AT gmail DOT com

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I forgot my email above



Elizabeth said...

Here's my post:


Jenn Renee said...

here's mine http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2013/04/read-thon-deweys-24-hour-read-thon.html jennreneee@gmail.com

LBC said...

Here is my quote from Give Me Everything You Have by James Lansdun:

"If you read naively, as I mostly do, to make sense of your life, rather than for more sophisticated aesthetic or scholarly reasons, then certain writers inevitably become your own Fluchthelfer, helping you over your own walls, whether to escape reality or, as I prefer to see it, to find your way into it."

Mer said...

Here's my quote:


Laura Ashlee said...

Here's my link! http://www.owltellyouaboutit.com/posts/deweys-24-hour-read-a-thon/

and my email


I'm loving the read-a-thon. I hope you're having fun too!

Anonymous said...

Gosh there are heaps of quotes. I'm currently reading Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson and the best quote so far...

"Kill them. Kill them now. no-one will know. No-one need ever know. Kill them out amongst the rocks and the cold and the snow and the darkness and their bodies will never be found. Not ever. You won't get caught. You can do it. You want to do it. DO IT!"


the New Zealand start time was 1am & having had a tiring day, missed the start but I'm making a little progress in my first book in this hour.

Anonymous said...

Nothing profound, but some beautiful writing from Sinners and the Sea, by Rebecca Kanner:

"He turned and ran across the flat, sun-scorched earth so quickly that he sent up a cloud of dust. It seemed to pursue him as he got smaller and smaller and eventually disappeared into it."

Sarah @WordHits

Cy-V said...

My quote! (here)

“It’s really too bad that so much crumby stuff is a lot of fun sometimes.”

So yeah, this is about liking girls, respecting them if you like them and sexual fantasies. Or, something. Either way, he thinks about that if you really like someone (a girl), you shouldn’t spray water in her face. Or something ;-) . It is preceded by this:

“Sometimes I can think of very crumby stuff I wouldn’t mind doing if the opportunity came up. I can even see how it might be quite a lot of fun, in a crumby way, and if you were both sort of drunk and all, to get a girl and squirt water or something all over each other’s face. The thing is, though, I don’t like the idea. It stinks, if you analyze it.”

Don’t be too hard on yourself kid, if you find a girl who likes to get water or something squirted all over her face and you want to squirt water or something all over her face and you both decide that’s ok, go for it. XD

Ok, it’s time for my nap and some coffee I think. (^_^;)\

Jenn and The Cats of Castle Coull said...

"Never say anything important in a barn." - Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell

Jessica D. said...

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars"

-Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (Pg. 27)

Jessie @ pink_rose2057@yahoo.com

Michele said...

"And so, in hope and solitude, my story ends." -The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it's better if you don't try to guess what's coming; you'll prepare yourself for the familiar and the unexpected will run you through before you realize you guessed wrong.

- The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines
mhamalainenenator @ gmail.com

Ellie said...

"I was woken by a shell-burst in the trench of sleep. Heart skipping, with eyes fighting light, my thoughts sprang up like a field of starlings startled by a farmer's gunshot, a thousand separate, autonomous specks that swirled into a single united black shape."
- From Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles,

Isn't that just the most perfect description of a noise waking you up suddenly?


gautami tripathy said...

Here is my link:

Share A Quote


Anonymous said...

"Trains howl away across the valley. The sun goes down long and red. All the magic names of the valley unrolled Manteca, Madera, all the rest. Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgundy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries."
- On The Road by Jack Kerouac
strawberry.fields.forever @ web.de

Stiletto Storytime said...

" I dreamt a limitless book, a book unbound, it's leaves scattered in fantastic abundance on every line there was a new horizon drawn, new heavens supposed; new states, new souls." ~ Inkspell

One of my favorite quotes from a middle grade fiction book. Thanks for the lovely challenge. Hope you had a fabulous readathon!

Stiletto Storytime

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