Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Top 10 Tuesday (1): Words of Wisdom & Tune in Tuesday (1): 90's

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday list is a Freebie so I have chosen a few quotes of wisdom I have found in books I've read within the last year.

1.       After all, you can only be in a bad mood for so long before you have to face up to the fact that it isn’t a bad mood at all.  It’s just your sucky personality.  Sloppy Firsts by Megan MacCafferty

2.       Of all things in life, forgiveness is the most difficult.  If we can forgive we can let go of the insidious anger that movies our souls to grief.  Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

3.       The important people in our lives leave imprints.  They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart.  There’s no getting over that.   Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

4.       She and I were still friends, but not best friends, not like we used to be.  But we were still friends.  She’d known me my whole life.  It’s hard to throw away history.  It was like you were throwing away a part of yourself.  The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

5.       You can tell your story any way you damn well please. It’s your solo.  The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

6.       Because attraction, though it might seem to change the world, is not love.  Love is the match of all three.  Body.  Mind.  And spirit.  Once a Princess: Sasharia en Garde by Sherwood Smith

7.       In the real world, you can make your own miracles.  Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Share with me one of your favorite phrases or words of  wisdom from a recent read!  I'd love to read it. 

Tune in Tuesdays is hosted by Ginger at GReads to help spread the love of music!  Which I agree with 100% and so here is my 90s choice for the day :)  I hope you enjoy it and perhaps it will take you back.  

What's your 90's pick?

The Cranberries - Dreams


  1. What a cool idea for a Top Ten list!

  2. Love The Cranberries!! This song is one of my favourites of theirs. Great pick! :-)

  3. great idea for a list. love the quote from dash and lily--LOVED the book too.

    i did my list on books i need to re-read for this week's top ten tuesday freebie. hope you stop by.


  4. Great idea for a list and great list of quotes. I wish I were better about writing down my favorite parts of books.

    Here's one from Pablo Neruda:
    "Take bread away from me, if you wish,
    take air away, but
    do not take from me your laughter. opens for me all
    the doors of life."

    Here's my Top Ten Freebie: Top Ten Books-about-Books! And don't forget to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

  5. This is a very popular song from the 90s apparently! haha and I LOVE the quotes you picked for Top Ten - you have some of my most favorite books in there ;-)

  6. Oh again with Dreams..I think everyone liked the cranberries in the 90's..I still love to listen to them. New Follower.

  7. This song makes me so crazy-happy every time I listen to it. So glad you decided to do Tune-In Tuesday. Super cute blog!

  8. I really laugh at the first one. There are a few people at work I'd love to say this too. And I am a big fan of the cranberries. Love Zombie and Linger!!

  9. Fantastic idea! Some of my favorite book quotes come from "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Here's a few:
    "Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you."
    "A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept."
    "People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren't already complicated enough."

  10. This was a very popular song in the 90's! I've seen at least another person choose The Cranberries! Great pick! :)

  11. Hi Marissa, new follower. I just adore your Top Ten. Great quotes from Brightly Woven and Frostbite.

    You can check out my Top Ten HERE

    and don't forget to check out my current giveaway HERE

    Have a great week!

  12. Let's see if I can verbatim remember my favorite:

    "Then I choose to drown. In hope. Rather than float in despair."

    Finnikin of the Rock, by Melina Marchetta.

    My Top Ten

  13. I love Sloppy Firsts (and the rest of the series really). One of my favorite quotes is from that book. I just got a tattoo saying 'my thoughts create my world'. Love Marcus Flutie and Sloppy Firsts.

  14. HEY! I posted that song too! Haha!!! Great song. Great Band. Great decade for music. :)

  15. Oh, I love this list. Quotes are brilliant.

    One of my favourite (not YA) quotes is CS Lewis:

    "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."

    I hate that I have no idea what it's from, but it's lovely.

    And of course, from Austen's Northanger Abbey:

    "The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."

    My Top Ten list is over here.

    Happy reading!