Thursday, February 16, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness Give@way Hop!

Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway Hop 


I have been looking forward to this Giveaway... 'cause look at the beautiful picture!!!!  What is better than roses and books - together - with a HEART!!!  Aw...  and what a name, hey? "Random Acts of Kindness".  I am in love with "random" if that's possible. This giveaway is not really that random... it goes from when I get this post up 'til midnight on the 21st of February, which is quite defined.  Just saying... "random" is awesome, and this isn't random (although it's still awesome.)

Loving RANDOM as I do, I'll be announcing how commenting on my Reviews will earn random thank-you prizes. This is like a pre-announcement, I guess.  (I sorta work up to things). I won't have a starting deadline, though... so, please, feel free to comment on Reviews!!  jajajajaja  It's ok if you critique 'em. After writing about LOVE LESSONS all morning, I am also full of warm fuzzies (just as you commented, Fry!


I am giving away something I would like to receive... a $15 gift card!!  As awesome as winning a new book is (awesome!) I could totally use some moolah for my next Must-Read while getting a kick in the pants to make some progress! (Like, no more long posts this week, or else!! *ahem*)

Hunger GamesSo... for my RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS, I am giving you that wonderful kick in the pants (virtually) to get reading!!  Save this credit for pre-ordering that new release you can't live without (or one of 'em, anyway) and READ!!!!


Unless, of course, you live somewhere not accessible by giftcard, in which case, you must pick a great book via The Book Depository. (sorry! You have to read DOUBLE!)


1. You must enter to win.

2. You have to be old enough

3. You must know where you live, whether you can rec'v gift cards or shpmts from The Book Depository. That's your responsibility to figure out, although we can sort it out afterwards.

4. You must answer my Totally Awesome Question of two parts (one part question, two parts fun):

*What book are you reading?  
Give me a quote from right where you're at!!

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)I'm still reading A Great and Terrible Beauty

Ok... I backed up a few pages, but this quote is HOT:
"My hands slide up against the slick skin of his chest and push him back. He falls away. His weight gone feels like a limb missing and the need to pull him back is nearly overpowering. There's a fine glisten of sweat on his brow as he blinks in his sleep-state, confused and groggy. He's asleep again, just as I found him. A dark angel just out of reach."

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  1. I can't make up my mind as to what book I'm reading.

    I've got The Wise Man's Fear, which is the book I'm reading to my husband (in the car, when he's crafting, when the mood strikes him).
    I'm reading Firebirds, a YA anthology.
    I'm reading Everneath.
    And a slew of other books!

    1. Want some quotes?

      I'ma skip Wise Man's Fear. I literally stopped at a sexy part because our children were present. LOL

      I'm just starting a new story in Firebirds, so let's go with Everneath.

      "A week passed and my mark doubled in size, two two fingers wide. One morning, Mrs. Stone offered to help me catch up since I'd started school almost a month later than everyone else."

    2. Hahahaha... yes, thx for sparing us Wise Man's Fear's sex scenes!!!!

  2. I'm reading Callum and Harper by Fisher Amelie.

    Here's a quote: "One day you and I are gonna wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow. But one day. I promise you."

  3. I'm reading Falls Like Lightning by Shawn Grady. Here's where I am:
    "...Sleep hung heavy on her eyelids, but she didn't dare shut them. SHe couldn't risk lying down. Not with the forest alive and shuffling about and a mother bear only fifty feet away.
    No. It was going to be a long, long night."

  4. I'm currently reading Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

    "The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

  5. I'm currently reading All's Fair in Vanities War by Elizabeth Marx.


    A muscular arm encased in a black leather studded gauntlet sleeve wrapped around Lia's neck and squeezed, her eyes rolled into her head. Then the other hand pushed through the mirror toward Keleigh. She instinctively backed away, so it only latched onto a section of her hair.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  6. Thanks for this Laura!

    At the moment I'm reading 'The Dead Girl's Dance' by Rachel Caine. Well to be accurate i'm re-reading it, because i'm taking part in the 'Morganville Vampires Reading Challenge 2012' so i can update my review and enjoy it as the same time as well!

    Heres my quote from it..i'd just started Chapter Eleven when I found this giveaway hop and I came across this brilliant passage that never fails to make me smile everytime i read it! -

    "So we do nothing?" Claire asked.

    "We do the best nothing youve ever seen." Michael put the last plate away and tossed the towel over his shoulder like a bartender going on break. "Meaning, you do nothing, Claire. Thats an order."

    She gave him a cockeyed mock salute. "Yes sir, sorry, sir."

    He sighed. "I liked you better when you were this timid little kid. What happened?"

    "I started living with you guys."

    "Oh, right." (Michael)

    He fluffed her hair, smiled, and ambled off toward the living room.

    -The Dead Girl's Dance, Rachel Caine

    Aww..i think its dead cute! =)

  7. Right now im reading Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver! Heres the a quote of were im at~ "Always listen to Raven. And raven says bedtime. Now. Go."

  8. What a fun comment idea!

    Quote from 'A Breathe of Snow and Ashes' by Diana Gabaldon

    Jamie gave him an exceedingly wry look.
    "Difficult" he repeated. "Aye you could say that."
    And he proceeded to lay out the situation succinctly.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  9. i'm reading the secret sisterhood of heartbreakers by lynn weingarten

    quote: if there's an upside to having a broken heart it's this: a broken heart makes you brave. Just before midnight, with her parents lying in their bed asleep, Lucy, who'd never snuck out even once in her entire life, got up, walked right out her front door, and pulled it shut behind her.

  10. Hi:)

    I'm reading Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane right now! I heart that series :))

    Thank for the awesome giveaway!;)

  11. I'm reading GAME OF THRONES by George RR Martin.

    "Savage beasts he did not fear, nor any man who had ever drawn breath, but the sea was a different matter."

  12. I am reading - at this moment 2 books one on the kindle - Irish Moon by Amber Scott and print - Anna Dressed in Blood. Since the print is here in front of me I will quote from it.

    Anna is looking down at the corpse calmly. She looks at me for a long moment before turning her attention back to Mike. When the door bursts open she doesn't seem to notice, and then I am being dragged by my shoulders from behind, pulled out of the house and away from the blood, my legs thumping down the front porch steps. When whoever it is lets go of me, they drop me too suddenly on my head, and I don't see anything anymore. Page 78

    mary_reiss @

    1. they drop her on her head?! Wow. I haven't read this yet. Sounds... bloody!

  13. I just finished a book when I got online today. So here is the first line for Inheritance...
    "The dragon Saphira roared, and the soldiers before her quailed."

  14. Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love is one i got in the mail today from Booksneeze - Carrie watched the farmhouse grow smaller and smaller, floating in the mist like something in a dream.
    Your posts are fun!

  15. Before you Go By ella james

    " Neither a huff nor a sigh apply..for a lady who want s to look her best"

    Just started the first page.

  16. Currently, I am reading Perfectly Invisible by Kristin Billerbeack


    "I want to see that look in your eyes. For as long as I can remember when you looked at me, I felt like I was a hero, like I belonged at the Air Force Academy. I don't think you know what it's doen to me to have you stop believing in me. Just look at me." Chase. pg 87.

    Thank you!

  17. I just finished reading Invincible by Gabrielle Evans.

    “But you have to!” Aslan yelled, frantically scrambling to get on Torren’s lap. “That’s the rule. That’s how it works! I’m your mate. You are the one person in the world that has to love me even if I’m crazy and stupid!”

    Hilarious! :D :D :D

  18. The thing is, I would be fine with rag mop hair, truely, if only I didn't have this other issue: uncontrolled time travel to the nineteenth century.

    Just started Elle Strauss. Like was open but I decided to enter the giveaway first lol. However I read her short in the 'In His Eyes' anthology and loved it!!

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  19. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan, which is actually taking me forever to read!!
    "The mission was the most important thing in everyone's life. It had to be. The survival of the human race depended on it."

  20. I am reading I'd tell you I love you but then I'll have to kill you.

    Quote: I go to a school for spies.

    Thank you! :-D

  21. I am reading the Bible.

    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

  22. extra info re quote
    From Noble by David Hulegaard's

    "You sure you want to do this old timer? I've had far more hand to hand combat training they you have. he said.
    great book. New novel. would recommend it to read for a thrilling ride."

  23. I'm currently reading Paper Towns by John Green.

    "And all at once I knew how Margo Roth Spiegelman felt when she wasn't being Margo Roth Spiegelman: she felt empty. She felt the unscaleable wall surrounding her. I thought of her asleep on the carpet with only that jagged sliver of sky above her. Maybe Margo felt comfortable there because Margo the person lived like that all the time: in an abandoned room with blocked-out windows, the only light pouring in through holes in the roof. Yes. The fundamental mistake I had always made—and that she had, in fairness, always led me to make—was this: Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl.”

  24. I am reading I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter.

    "In short, my mom's a hottie." - Cammie

  25. I'm reading Crown of Vengeance by Stephen Zimmer
    my quote from it :

    As sorely tired as he was, the hard platform and empty stomach proved to be of little impediment. The discomforts faded along with his consciousness on his drift into a deep and welcome slumber.

  26. Fun idea!! :D

    I'm reading Beauty by Robin McKinley!

    from Page 192
    "Nothing is wrong," said the Beast; he sounded pleased, which I didn't like, assuming that he was amused at my discomfiture. "This library is- well-" He paused. "Most of these books haven't been written yet." I looked at him stupidly, 'Kim' still in my hand. "But don't worry, they will be," he said. There was a pause. "You might try the Browning," he suggested gently. "It shouldn't be too confusing. I'm very fond of his poetry myself."

    Thanks so much!

    1. Oh, I love that library!!! Even books that haven't been written, yet, doesn't that make you drool?!

  27. Hi! I'm reading Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead.

    The bond had woken me up. I'd felt a sharp, intense flare of...what? Intensity. Anxiety. A rush of adrenaline. Panic raced through me, and I dove deeper into Lissa, trying to find what had caused that surge of emotion from her.
    What I found was...nothing.
    The bond was gone.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. I'm reading Where It Began by Ann Stampler. Here's where I am:
    "About what you told Lisa," Anita says. "We should talk about it."
    "About you crashing Billy's car..." Lisa says.
    "Could we please, pretty please, pretty pretty please not talk about it," I say. The thought of Anita trying to devise a scientifically perfect way to kick my brain into gear while Lisa prays for me is more than I can take.

  29. I am reading "Kiss me i'm irish"- bella street.

    Liam's voice held an odd husky note. She looked up and forgot to breathe. What had Tinker said about him? He was broody and moody? Had his sister mentioned simmering? Because that's what he was doing. Her heart began to pound as he lowered his head.

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  30. I'm reading Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare :)

    Sophie and Tessa had been leaning against the door, ears pressed to the wood. At that moment the door gave way and swung open. Both straightened hatily, Tessa hoping that no evidence of their eavesdropping appeared on their faces.

  31. Under Wraps by hannah Jayne quote "Oh my god you think it was Mr Sampson!"

    ^^ thanks you a lot for your participation in this hop

    all the best

  32. I'm currently reading The Iron King.

    "Are you alright?"
    "Never again," he muttered, almost to himself. His eyes were still closed, and I wasn't sure he knew I was there. "I will not watch that happen again. I won't...lose that. I can't..."

    rosashah [at] gmail [dot] com

  33. I'm currently reading Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I started it today, so I'm still at the begining, but here is the last quote I've read:

    "But the next morning, I met up with Lindsey to find a present for him. I wasn't ready to give up. I couldn't give up. I knew he needed an obscurely sized wrench for a project, and I also knew he was having trouble finding it online. We spent the entire day hunting the city's specialty shops, and as I walked home that night so proud of procuring one, I felt a nervous hope again.
    And then I saw it. A party in ful swing."

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  34. I´m actually reading Anna and the French Kiss from Stephanie Perkins...hmmm a quote? If you want :D

    "She was just using the restroom." I say.

  35. I am finishing reading Darynda Jones book First Grave on the Right. Here's a quote...
    "And then he saw me. As hard as I tried, I couldn't see myself through his eyes. All I saw was a thousand lights, identicle in shape and form. But Reyes looked harder and saw one made of spun gold, a daughter of the sun, shimmering and glistening. She turned and saw him and smiled. And Reyes was lost."
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  36. I am currently reading First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones. Quote:
    “My fore-parts, as you so ineloquently put it, have names.” I pointed to my right breast. “This is Danger.” Then my left. “And this is Will Robinson. I would appreciate it if you addressed them accordingly.”
    After a long pause in which he took the time to blink several times, he asked, “You named your breasts?”
    I turned my back to him with a shrug. “I named my ovaries, too, but they don’t get out as much."

    1. Oh, goodness... that's funny. Sounds like a unique read!!

  37. I've just started re-reading Graceling by Krstin Cashore.

    "Helda had come to work in Randa's nurseries around the same time Katsa began to dole out Randa's punishments. It was hard to know why she'd been less frightened of Katsa than others were. Perhaps it was because she had borne a Graceling child of her own."

  38. i'm not reading anything right now that is why i need to win this

  39. I'm just reading "Blood Song" by Cat Adams!

    "I knew I looked ridiculous, and it pissed me off. Not enough that I'd risk second- and third-degree burns, mind you - but enough to make me irritable. As promised, I got no hint - either scent or sight - that Jones was around, which was a concern of a different sort"....

  40. I´m reading Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep

    “This is an Aston Martin, Gin.You don't run over dead bodies in an Aston Matin."
    "Tell that to James Bond”

  41. I'm currently reading A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. (p.396)

    "A light snow was falling. Bran could feel the flakes on his face, melting as they touched his skin like the gentlest of rains. He sat atop his horse, watching as the iron portcullis was winched upwards. Try as he might to keep calm, his heart was fluttering in his chest.

  42. Im reading The talisman by Stephen king

    "he's holding, the dummy's holding" Singer crowded.

  43. Currently reading Outside In by Maria Snyder

    "Patients recovering from their injuries lay on the floor in Lamont's office and the exam room. Only a think walkway remained free."

  44. I'm reading "Wither" by Lauren DeStefano, and here's exactly where I am at:

    "Refriferator-smelling carnations for sale that are more science than flower."

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  45. I'm actually reading a some what dry book about social media marketing. Here's a sentence:

    "Just over two months previously Google had launched its social networking service, Google Plus, and the online tectonic plates had shifted noticeably."

    My fun read, Illuminate, is at home. :(

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. I am reading The Vanishing Game.
    And here's the quote from exactly where I am right now:

    "I told him everything Saulto said, and wondered aloud what Paul Gerard had stolen from ISI and how my brother had managed to get it back."

  47. Vicious Little Darlings.

    ''When I get home from the party, I find a cream-coloured envelope on my bed. I tear it open. Inside is a note written in Agnes's perfect cursive.''

  48. I am currently reading Briar Rose by Jane Yolen.

    "A mist. A great mist. It covered the entire kingdom. And everyone in it - the good people and the not-so-good, the young and the not-so-young, and even Briar Rose's mother and father fell asleep. Everyone slept: lords and ladies, teachers and tummlers, dogs and doves, rabbits and rabbitzen and all kinds of citizens. So fast asleep they were, they were not able to wake up for a hundred years. Are you a hundred years, Gemma?"
    "Not yet."
    "I'm six."
    "Not yet."
    "Is a hundred a lot?"
    "A hundred years is forever."

  49. I'm reading Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

    "You know," Isabel said, "when I told you to call me on the weekend, I didn't mean for you to call me so we could go tramping through the trees in subfreezing temperatures."

  50. I read Catching Jordan. the quote "Later that night, after a couple hours at the batting cages with Carter and JJ, Henry and I are in my basement having a mad foosball tournament. It’s best three out of five games. I’ve won two; he’s won one. In the current game, game four, I’m kicking his ass. Jerry Rice, with his creepy eyes wide open, is sleeping quietly in his stroller. Monday Night Football is blaring on the big-screen television in the corner. We’re watching the Jets/Dolphins game and rooting for the Dolphins, of course."

  51. I'm currently reading Unbroken by Rachel Caine.

    "I didn't know if the binding would keep him controlled by my will, or if it had only bound him into a prison; the only way to test it would be to release him, and that was a dangerous risk. Too dangerous, for now. Later, perhaps, it would be worth taking the chance."

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  52. I´m reading Article 5 by Kristen Simmons...

    "Run, my feet said.
    Run and they´ll shoot you, my brain answered.
    I didn´t have a chance. The next moment, I had a gun to my back, and we were returning to the dorms."

    Yeah, that good :D

    But thanks for the giveaway ;)

  53. I am reading The Firefly Dance by Sarah Addison Allen

    The night outside was the thick black of a new moon, and lightning bugs ticked away in the backyards as far as I could see. My bedroom next door was dark, but suddenly light spilled faintly into the room, as if the switch in the bedroom across the hall from mine had been turned on.

  54. How Dogs Think: What the World Looks Like to Them and Why They Act the Way They Do
    "Dogs and Philosophers: The Greek Philosopher Plato had a very high opinion of the dog's intellect".

  55. I'm reading Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey

    If there was one thing about his parents, Kevin thought as he helped Beth and then Paulie out of the Jeep, they seriously knew how to deck the halls. And they didn't go for boughs of holly, either. His parents' house was ablaze in flashing, multicolored lights that illuminated every inflatable reindeer and snowman known to man.


    He looked down at Beth, her awestuck expression bathed in twinkling lights. "My mom's favorite holiday."

    "I can see that."

  56. I'm reading an ARC of Time Snatchers by Richard Ungar. Here's a small taste :P

    I can't stop crying.
    I'd like to say that it's the sight of the leaders of the two most powerful nations in the world shaking hands that's got my faucets going. But to be honest, which I'll admit is not a quality that most people connect with thieves, it's my allergies that are making me teary.

    :D Thanks for the giveaway!!

  57. Right now I'm reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

    "We finally taxied out to the runway and the pilot said, Flight attendants, prepare for departure, and then two tremendous jet engines roared to life and we began to accelerate. "This is what it feels like to drive in a car with you," I said, and he smiled, but he kept his jaw clenched tight and I said, "Okay?"

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  58. I am reading North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell.

    "Then, really, I don't see any occasion for us to go on walking together. I thought, perhaps you might have had something to say, but I see we are nothing to each other. If you're quite convinced that any foolish passion on my part is entirely over, I will wish you goodafternoon."

  59. Stud by Cheryl Brooks "or you could ask her to be your mate" thanks!

  60. Currently in the middle of "Until I Die" by Amy Plum:
    "What is wrong with you?" she asked. "He was trying to be nice."
    "He also got me kicked out of the house for being a human."
    Georgia drew her breath in sharply. "He did NOT!"
    "He did." I confirmed.
    "So they're both racists", Georgia mused.

    AND "Partials" by Dan Wells:
    "Xochi's gonna make a chicken - a real, live chicken. Though I suppose it won't be live for long. I'll even pluck the scabby thing myself."

    Yay for giveaways. :D

  61. I am reading Heartless by Gail Carriger.

    "I've meet most of our noncorporeal recruits at least once. Don't think this one is under contract at all, or someone would be taking far better care of the body."

  62. I'm reading Caged Moon by Rachel Deagan

    "Nothing? You're driving me crazy."
    "I am?" The grin grew
    Did he really think I was flirting with him? I scowled. "That is not what I'm talking about"
    He chuckled.
    "What's so funny?"
    I looked away. I didn't need this.
    "Were you really going to take me out with a stick?"
    "I still might."

  63. I am reading "Misfortune Cookie"
    Comment..."Parents always say this, and yes, it's probably true, but it's hard to do when you're taunted every moment of the day."

  64. I just started reading a book called Rock of Ivanore
    " The old enchanter rose from his cot, his joints creaking like rusty hinges."
    Thanks for the gveaway!

  65. I am currently reading Starstruck by Ashleigh Raine.

    "She was trembling now. or maybe they both were, feeling too much, building too high, too fast. With their bodies moving together, Micha braced his weight on his elbows and legs and framed her face with both hands. He rubbed a thumb over her lips, fingers brushing over cheeks and eyebrows. She centered him, even while she made him lose control."

  66. I'm reading She's So Dead To Us by Kieran Scott.

    "I snatched my phone into my lap...The text was from Jake. 'Will any1 notice if I start snoring?''IDK. How loud do you snore?''IDK. Sleep over some time and u can tell me.'I laughed out loud and slapped my hand over my mouth."

  67. I'm reading White Cat by Holly Black :)

    "Sliding a razor blade out of a box of them, I look guiltily out the window of the car. Families are walking through the lot, children pushed in the baskets of carts, men carrying trays of coffees. 'Don't look', I tell them silently, and slide the sharp edge over my leg."

    This book is SO awesome!!

  68. I'm Reading witch & wizard by james patterson.
    Wisty and Byron's eyes are locked, and she's staring at him with a deeply disgusted look on her face. And I don't think it's about potatoes." ~ Whit

  69. This is so easy:) Shatter Me, I just won from your last hop. I just started it this morning, so I will quote the first line:

    I've been locked up for 264 days.

    1. jajajaja How awesome is that?! What a great opening line!!

  70. I'm just about to start Embrace by Jessica Shirvington. First line of the book: "Birthdays aren't my thing."

  71. I'm not reading anything right now ): I've been stuck in such a bad reading slump.

    1. I seriously HATE THAT!! You definitely need a fun, fast read... like Firelight, Shatter Me, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Don't Breathe a Word.... something rated high and grippingly fast. I chucked responsibility out the window, although... I didn't have the best of timing for it. *cough* Got me reading again, tho!!

  72. I'm re-reading Pride and Predjudice
    "Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. It is something to think of, and gives her a sort of distinction amoung her companions."

  73. I'm reading Fracture by Megan Miranda :D I literally just started it like 10 minutes ago. Here's my quote

    "I gently touched the top of my head and whispered, 'am I going to die?'
    He leaned forward and shook his head but didn't quite deny it. 'Honestly, so little is known about the brain. So little'
    If he meant that to be reassuring, he failed. Coming from a neurologist, that statment was downright horrifying."

  74. I'm reading Graffiti Moon!

    Quote: “I guess love's kind of like a marshmallow in a microwave on high. After it explodes it's still a marshmallow. but, you know, now it's a complicated marshmallow.”

  75. I'm finishing ReVamped by Lucienne Diver . Here's a quote =)

    - Ulric reached into his shirt and pulled out a big honkin' cross of antiqued silver, flared stylistically at the ends. I recoiled, and it was all I could do not to hiss, which would be so cliche.

    He gave me one of his shit-eating grins. "Don't worry. If you decide you want a repeat of the other night, I'll take it off for you."

    "In your dreams, Goth Boy."

    "Absolutely," he answered. -

  76. "The Poison Study" by Maria V. Snyder

    "Valek released my hands and stood. I sat, watching him with surprise as he swooped down to lift me from the couch. Wordless, he carried me to my room and laid me on the bed."

    Valek <3

  77. Currently reading two books.
    City Of Bones & Truth.

    courtnut1990 at yahoo dot com

  78. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

    "If we go out the kitchen door, there's a small courtyard, then the back side of another corner apartment unit.

    Wonder by R.J. Palacio

    "'Go inside if you want,' Julian said. It was the first time he looked at me."

  79. The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin
    Alex laughed. “The world’s changing on you, Grandfather. I read in the paper about women starving themselves in protest for the right to vote.”
    The expression that crossed Grandfather’s face was like that of a man discovering a long overlooked cheese in the ice-box.
    “Allowing women the franchise would be like expecting fish to speak.”

  80. ARC of Slide by Jill Hathaway

    Long after Rollins drops me off, I sit on the swing on our front porch. I don't want to go inside. The house is so empty.

  81. I'm reading "Anna and the French kiss", and I am @ this awesome part! I can't stop quoting it!

    Anna Oliphant
    Bridgette Saunderwick
    Don’t look now but …… the bottom right corner of your bed is untucked. HA! Made you look. Now stop smoothing out invisible wrinkles. Seriously. How’s Le Academedu Fraunch? Any hotties I should know about? Speaking of, guess who’s in my calc class?? Drew! He dyed his hair black and got a lip ring. Andhe’s totally callipygian (look it up, lazy ass). I sat with the usual at lunch, but it wasn’t the same without you. Not to mention freaking Cherrieshowed up. She kept flipping her hair around, and I swear I heard you humming that TRESemme commercial. I’ll gouge out my eyes with Sean’s Darth Maul action figure if she sits with us every day. By the way, your mom hired me to babysit him after school, so I’d better go. Don’t want him to die on my watch. You suck. Come home.Bridge P.S. Tomorrow they’re announcing section leaders in band. Wish me luck. If they give my spot to Kevin Quiggley, I’ll gouge out HIS eyes with eyes with Darth Maul."

  82. I just started reading The Dragon Who Loved Me by G.A. Aiken.

    "And you don't like the idea of me being alone with Ren," she teased. "But he knows that I'm your Battle Twat!"
    "It's maid, Keita!" Ragnar complained over Vigholf and Meinhard's laughter. "It's Battle Maid. Not Battle Twat or Battle Slut or Battle Slag. Battle. Maid."
    She giggled and slipped away from him, silently walking out of the room.

  83. I'm reading "Wonder" by RJ Palacio.

    "Some kids have actually come out and asked me why I hang with "The Freak" so much. These are kids that don't even know him well. If they knew him, they wouldn't call him that."

    This novel is breaking my heart :/

  84. I'm currently reading Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles #3) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

    "I pulled the piece of green glass out of my pocket and stared at it, as if it could tell me what I needed to know."


  85. Currently reading China Mieville's The City & The City.

    "You're the boss, boss."

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. Gracen Miller's "Hell's Phoenix"

    Nix's Soul quivered beneath the fabric of his skin, stinging needle-like sensations that wouldn't abate.

  87. Currently reading: Witch & Wizard: The Fire By James Patterson.

    I'm going to die here today.
    And then he's going to kill my little sister before she even gets to see our parents again.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Love it!!

  88. I'm currently reading John Green's THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

    "Any attempts to feign normal social interactions were just depressing because it was so glaringly obvious that everyone I spoke to for the rest of my life would feel awkward and self-conscious around me, except maybe kids like Jackie who just didn't know any better." (pg 47)

  89. I'm currently reading "Brightest Kind Of Darkness" by P.T. Michelle.

    "As I grew older I'd given Gran's coin-toss a dual purpose. It became my way of asking for an unbiased opinion, even though I never looked at the answer until the following morning. I still wanted at least one tiny thing about my day to be "unknown"."

  90. I'm reading The Pledge by Kimberly Derting.

    "I grimaced as I heard my father rushing out through the kitchen doors to see what all the commotion was about. I turned my eyes his way, and recoiled as I met his stare, knowing that I'd made a mistake.

    A deadly one." (pg. 38)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Stacey B.

  91. I'm reading The Best American Non-required Reading 2008, and I'm currently between pieces but a quote from the last one is "Throughout Buenos Aires the lights are out. Soccer stadiums stand empty. Bus stops offer spaces with none to occupy them."

  92. I'm reading Until Next Time! I'm in the part where "What she didn't hear was the angel crying inside her soul"

  93. I'm currently reading Every You, Every Me by David Levithan. A quote from where I'm at:
    "We had to face the fact: Someone else knew you."

  94. I'm currently reading Twenty Boy Summer.

    "'He teaches,' Sam tells me. Oh no! Did I say that out loud? 'He's actually a great teacher, despite the ego.'"

  95. I'm reading Oryx and Crake by Magaret Atwood

    "Or he might find some pills. No coke or crack or heroin - that wwould have been used up early, stuffed into veins and noses in one last burst of carpe diem; anything for a vacation from reality, under the curcumstances."

  96. I just finished I am legend, with this exact quote. Loved it!

  97. Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    I follow via GFC as buddyt.

    I am reading The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai.

    Quote :"By the time I took the coat off it felt like my own, so I decided to buy iteven though I didn't particularly care for it. This was my usual approach to purchasing clothes. If something felt right, like I had owned it all along, I had to get it."

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  98. I am reading the snow child. "Twilight hinted at the winter to come."

  99. Right now I'm reading Delirium by Lauren Oliver...
    "That's when you realize that most it - life, the relentless mechanism of existing - isn't about you. It doesn't include you at all. It will thrust onward even after you've jumped the edge. Even after you're dead."

  100. I don't have either book handy, but this week I am reading Jaye Well's "Green-Eyed Demon" and Kalayna Price's "Grave Witch".

  101. I've been reading L'assommoir by Emile Zola on and off for a while now.

    "Three years passed away. There were reconciliations and new quarrels. Gervaise continued to be liked by ner neighbours; she paid her bills regularly and was a good customer. When she went out she received cordial greetings on all sides, and she was more fond of going out in these days than of yore. She liked to stand on the corners and chat. She liked to loiter with her arms full of bundles at a neighbour's window and hear a little gossip."

  102. I am re-reading Lara Adrian's Deeper than Midnight.
    ""at the same moment, she heard Hunter's roar. Saw his face twist in fury as she dropped. Glimpsed a flash of movement as Hunter drew his fist back, then sent it flying in Nathan's direction."

  103. I don't have the books I'm reading with by hard cover I"m reading Forever by Maggie Stiefvater, on my laptop kindle app I'm reading His Hero (Bunch of different authors), and On my sony e-reader I'm reading deceptice attraction by Tara Lain. LOl I'm a multireader!

  104. I'm currently reading Twenty miles per cookie: 9000 miles of kid powered adventures by Nancy Sathre-Vogel.

    Quote:"It was one of those incredible moments we never wanted to end: whales frolicking before us in the waves... blackberries at our feet... and a majestic bald eagle presiding over the ceremony. Yes, this is why we're here. This is why we are taking this journey!

  105. I'm reading Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey. The book is said in the 1800's and has a gothic feel over it. I love it. Here's my quote:

    "It's only a few questions here and there," she scoffed. "And I know everyone here, have since I was a baby."
    Colin shook his head-"Everyone has secrets."
    "Not the peerage."
    "Especially the peerage."

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  106. I have just started Cynthia Eden's Angel of Death. This is the first 2 sentences of the book and I love them.
    He'd been created for one purpose-death. He was not there to comfort of enlighten.
    I so know that that is going to change for him...LOL
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  107. From Summer of Secrets by Charlotte Hubbard:
    "Miriam paused, wondering how to express the thoughts swirling in her mind. Would a young man like Micah understand? Or would he send her unconventional sentiments along the grapevine, where'd they likely come back like bees to sting her?"

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

  108. I am reading Dearly Departed but I cant give you a quote as I left my Kindle at work and I am at home, sorry

  109. I'm rereading a Robert McCammon horror novel right now: Stinger

    Quote: Of all people, the postman knew the pulse of Inferno, and he could see death scrawled on the envelopes.


  110. Today I am rereading The Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind.

    Quote: "Late in the afternoon, the sun slipped behind a distant peak of one of the mountains of the Rang'Shada, muting and softening the colors of the woods, calming the wind, and settling a stillness over the countryside.

    Thank you for the lovely RAK giveaway opportunity.

  111. I am reading Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson.

    Quote: I was nervous, though I did not know why. The journal felt forbidden, dangerous, though this was perhaps only because of the care with which I'd hidden it.

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  112. I'm reading The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice.

    "But it tantalized him to think about how it might not matter one whit to him once he was transformed, if indeed the transformation was coming."

  113. Legend by Marie Lu

    "I don't know, If worse came to worst, maybe the plague would be a more merciful way to go."

    Thank you!

  114. I just got done reading this book and loved it can't wait for the next one! Thanks for the great giveaway !

    Just One Drop, Book 3 in the Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis
    "What's going on, Costin?" "Beta, it's 11.30. Do you know where your female is?"

  115. I'm reading Lawe's Justice by Lora Leigh.
    "Law rose to his feet."I'll meet with her." He couldn't help the growl in his response or the command in his voice."

    I really enjoy these hops. What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! <^_^>

    1. I know!! Too fun. I'm enjoying these answers immensely. I gotta get out there and enter some more giveaways myself! HAVE FUN!!

  116. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
    "The sensation of stillness and peace i had in the courtyard is replaced almost immediately by fear so sharp it is like a blade going straight into the core of me, driving down and deep, until i can hardly breathe or keep going."

  117. I just finished the Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan and haven't started anything new yet.

    theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{DOT }com

  118. I am reading The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. "There was no 4th Ripper victim"


  119. I am reading My Cheeky Angel by Mimi Barbour.
    She snatched her hand away from his and put it under the table to hide the fact that she was cradling it in her lap. It wasn't possible that a caress could be burned into the skin, but if she became fanciful, she could almost believe a T emblazoned her lifelines.

    GFC Heather Schrock
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

  120. I just started Forbidden - Jana Oliver :)
    Riley paused in front of a tent where a dead animal hung from a spit over a large wood fire. A boy was in charge of turning the spit and Riley could tell it took all his strength, his muscles straining with every rotation. The sign on the tent said it was pork, but you never know.

  121. Ooh I like this task!!
    I am reading Devoted by Hilary Duff (sequal to Elixir)

    "In the dream I'd been frozen in disbelief. But now I was awake, and I was furious. I was ripping myself apart to find Sage and bring him back. I spent every single day tortured because I missed him so much. And what was he doing? Screwing around with someone else."

    It's a really good book :)

  122. I just barely started a bunch of stuff and I'm not too into any of them yet. I'm reading Drink, Slay, Love, The Vincent Boys, and Stained. Thanks!

  123. I just read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and I love this scene:

    "So." I'm cautious, hardly daring to believe. "You're moving to California?" (Anna)
    "I have to." (St. Clair)
    "Right." I swallow hard. "Because of your mom."
    "Because of YOU. I'll only be a 20 minute train ride from your school, and I'll make the commute to see you every night. I'd take a commute ten times that just to be with you every night."

    GOODNESS. I looked stupid when I was reading this part. I just can't take the grin and smile off my face. I really did look stupid. LOL.

    me_winy AT yahoo DOT com DOT ph

  124. I'm reading the poison diaries by maryrose wood.

    "All day and all night I worry-will Father send Weed away?
    It is like waiting for a coming storm, but there are no shutters I can bolt fast against the wind. When the gale comes, I fear it will blow my chance for happiness far, far away, never to be seen or heard from again."
    iheartmemorethanyou at yahoo dot com

  125. “Love transforms and love cures;but,sometimes,love builds deadly traps and can end up destroying a person who had resolved to give him or herself completely.What is this complex feeling which,deep down,is the only reason we continue to live,struggle and improve?”
    ― Paulo Coelho, Like the Flowing River

  126. One of the books I'm reading is The Watchers by Jon Steele.

    "Katherine leaned against a timber, watching him jump from timber to timber with the greatest of ease. She couldn't help but laugh to herself.
    'Holy Cow, Quasimodo lives.'"

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :D

  127. Cynthia Harrod Eagles - The Question

    Oh I am an easy going chap. I believe in getting on with everyone if possible.
    Which makes you invaluable. I should think, in this world of medical conceit - said Venetia
    Page 373

  128. I'm reading The brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

    "It was a waste to cram the bun, so light and sweet, into my mouth so fast, to gulp it down under all those envious gazes without properly enjoying it. Dad shooed us off as soon as I had swallowd the last mouthfull"

  129. A Clash of Kings
    "Yes my lord, Sam is teaching them to talk"

  130. The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi
    "I might have blue throat, but I don't know how I am going to become the savior of the Suryavanshis"

  131. I've just starter Stephen King "Dolan's Cadillac"

  132. I'm reading Cast in Secret by Michelle Sagara.

    "'You're on the young side for a Hawk. So take my advice, for what it's worth. You should pay more attention to the company you keep. People will judge you for it, mark my words.'

    He generally had a lot of words he wanted marked."

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  133. I'm listening to the audiobook of Switched :)
    "I meant to prove him wrong, so instinctively I reached out and touched his hair running my fingers shallowly through the hair past his temples"

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  134. rereading cedar cove series by debbie macomber,

  135. I'm reading the Iron Knight.
    "Come on human. Let us play nicies with the court." (Grimaulkin)
    That was fun!

  136. Right now I'm reading Prophecy of the sisters by Michelle Zink... but I can't give you a quote because the book is in Bulgarian and I don't want to improvise and translate it. It's a pretty interesting book though.
    Thank you for the great giveaway and for making it international!

    1. Aw... we'd take Bulgarian here!!! (Not understand it, mind you, but be entertained!!) Thx for entering!

  137. Right now, I am currently reading "The Pale King" by David Foster Wallace. New book? No. -- but I have a LOT of catching up to do on my reading!
    kitty32504 at cox dot net

  138. Following via GFC AND Linky (Dara Nix)!
    kitty32504 at cox dot net

  139. I'm reading Hereafter by Tara Hudson right now and am right at this part.

    "“So . . . this means we’re buried in the same cemetery?”
    He nodded, and then the tiniest smile crept over his features. When he spoke again, his tone had lost some of its bitter edge. “More proof that we’re fated to be together, don’t you think?”
    “If that were the case, Eli, I’d have a whole graveyard full of choices, wouldn’t I?” "

  140. Replies
    1. I forgot to add the passage. Here goes:

      "That would be me." He found her sweet, full lips. Wonderful as they were, though, her lips weren't his destination. He traced little kisses full of adoration up her left cheek to her cheekbone until he encountered the scabbed-over frostnip. Power flared in his chest. He opened his mouth, swiped his tongue over the full length of the wound. Absorbed her pain into him.

  141. Soul Magic by Jennifer Lyons: "We don't have much time." The voice reverberated through the room. Sutton didn't answer, didn't care. He held Carly against his chest, covered in the Eagle's wings so she wouldn't get cold. She had been so cold. Would she be cold in summerland?

    GREAT book...second book of a series of 4 (so far)!

  142. I'm reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

    "So I remained stuck at school. I felt like a kid standing in the world's greatest video arcade without any quarters, unable to do anything but walk around and watch the other kids play."

    GFC: Shane R.

  143. Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson

    Quote - "Today's impossibilities are tomorrows miracles"

  144. Wait For Me by Elisabeth Naughton

    "Ryan." Emotions flowed through her. Tears stung the backs of her eyes. Under that tender gaze, her heart was dangerously close to the edge.

    I highly recommend this book! I'm totally in love with it! :)
    GFC Miranda Grissom

  145. I am currently reading: Tooth and Nail by Jennifer Safrey

    And he was watching me.
    Not only was he watching me, he wasn't bothering to be covert.

    GFC Unabridged Bookshelf


  146. I'm reading Ifeel by Marissa Carmel...
    "Letting go is hard. Accepting to let go is harder"

    I highly recommend this book too:)

  147. I'm currently reading Wake by Lisa McMann

    “No, No, no, no. Don't even tell me you've been there." "Well, maybe if you stopped sleeping during study hall, I wouldn't have a clue." "Good God! Is nothing sacred? Sheesh.” Cabel & Janie

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Tiff Pull

  148. I'm currently reading A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin.

    "The Dothraki named the comet shierak qiya, the Bleeding Star."

  149. Oh, Hallowed, what have you done to me?

    Reading Hallowed by the amazing Cynthia Hand
    From page 187: " Uh.... I think we've established that I'm not the best liar. Most of the time, when confronted by the choice between fessing up and concocting a whopper, even if it's for a good reason, like protecting my family or keeping the world from finding out about the angel stuff, I freeze, my face gets all wooden, my mouth gets dry. In other words, I choke."
    Sounds exactly like me, except for the "angel stuff"!

  150. I am between books right now! Trying to decide what book to pick up next!!!

  151. I am reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. At page 64: "Approximately once a month there are not-quite regularly scheduled Midnight Dinners that are most often referred to by the guests as Circus Dinners."

  152. I am reading All the way Home by Wendi Corsi Staub. Page 221, "Can't you just tell us what you see?"
    It is a page turner.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  153. I'm reading Losing Clementine by Ashley Ream and I'm going to back up a few pages too to page 24 and "Raw chicken juices seemed at least equivalent to cadmium. I wanted to kill myself, not get the runs. Chuckles had taken advantage of my distraction and hopped from the floor to a stool to the kitchen counter, launching himself onto his prey as if it might sprout feathers and take flight. He'd gotten his fangs good and sunk into the a** end of the chicken when I looked up and yelled something at once profane and unintelligible." This is such a great book so far! :) Thanks! allicat0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

  154. I'm currently reading a Star Trek novel Serpents Among the Ruins by David George III, and the last sentence I've read was "Good night, Doctor." :)

  155. I am reading Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent and this is where I am:
    "I leaned my forehead against the cold cinder blocks and tried to block it all out, but every time I opened my eyes-every time I even took a cold, sterile-scented breath-I remembered exactly where I was. And that I couldn't leave."

    So there you are.

  156. I'm currently reading Kate Chopin's The Awakening "'What are you doing out here, Edna? I thought I should find you in bed,' said her husband, when he discovered her lying there. He had walked up with Madame Lebrun and left her at the house. His wife did not replu."

  157. I am currently reading Laura Kaye's IN THE SERVICE OF THE KING. Very HAWT!!! The quote:
    "Now that she'd met him, though, felt the unbelievable intense pull to him, she knew her attraction was to more than just the idea of him, the fantasy of him. It was to Kael, the man.
    And he wanted her, too."

    Great book!

  158. I'm reading Eighth Grade Bites. "Vlad lifted the sweet chocolate to his lips and bit, his fangs shrinking back in his moment of confusion. The candy melted in his mouth, but he found little pleasure in it.

  159. "Here is a secret about my family: My sister contracted the deliria several months before her scheduled procedure." Delirium by Lauren Oliver, pg 173.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  160. "The words rushed out before I could stop them: "Could you teach me how to shift?" He turned back towards the woods and for a second I thought he was just going to walk away. But then he glance back over his shoulder. The moonlight caught in his eyes and gave them that surreal glow that made me shrink back automatically. ". . .We'll see," he finally said, and without another word he was gone." Descendant by Eva Truesdale

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  161. I'm currently reading Pride & Prejudice.

    Here is the part where I'm at;

    "The possibility of his having endured such unkindness, was enough to interest all of her tender feelings; and nothing remained therefore to be done, but to think well of them both, to defend the conduct of each, and throw into the account of accident or mistake whatever could not have been explained."

    Thank you for this giveaway.

    ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. hahahaha So well written, Austen is amazing. You are in the thick of things!!!

  162. I'm currently reading one day by David Nicholls

    Here is the part:

    ' What was that all about?'
    'Cigarette Girl,' he shrugged, sliding the the unopened packet into his pockets- 'This place is famous for it. It's glamour , a bit of theatre.'
    'So why is she dressed as a prostitute?'
    'I don't know , Em, maybe her wolly black tights are in the wash.' He took his martini and drained it. 'Post feminism, isn't it?'

    Thank for the giveaway

  163. One I'm reading is The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson.

    "Come with me-- come and see what you think. If you think you could live there." His delivery was offhand.

    Less than two weeks later, we were standing in the courtyard of Les Genevriers for the first time.


    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  164. I'm reading Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich. Actually I just started it.

    My name is Stephanie Plum and I've got a strange man in my kitchen. He appeared out of nowhere. One minute I was sipping coffee, mentally planning out my day. and then the next minute..poof, there he was.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  165. I am reading Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

    "If he squints any harder, he's going to give himself a brain hemorrhoid." Marcie said.
    " Brilliant," I said. " How do you come up with this stuff?"


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