Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi {Quote It Wednesday}

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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By now you all know I love quotes. It’s why I’m doing this Quote It Wednesday, so it’s not really a surprise. But if there’s one type of quotes I love more than others, it’s book lover quotes. Something about hearing my fellow (albeit fictional) bookworms speak lovingly about books just makes my heart feel all mushy. So that’s why today I’m presenting this lovely quote from my fellow bookworm Juliette from the Shatter Me trilogy.

What do you think about the quote?
Do you also love a good book lover quote like me?

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde {Quote It Wednesday}

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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Today’s quote is from the absolutely lovely Queens of Geek, which is a fun story full of diversity, body positivity, mental health rep, LGBTQIA+ rep and much, much more goodness. It is filled to the brim with amazing, empowering and relatable quotes, but I ended up choosing this one today as I am choosing to live by it myself a lot more lately. What others think of you doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you are yourself and you are happy. Love yourself <3

What do you think about the quote?
are you easily able to love yourself? Or do you, Like me, sometimes need a little reminder that you are awesome the way you are?

Vicious by V.E. Schwab {Quote It Wednesday}

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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Today’s quote is from the book I am currently reading, which is Vicious by V.E. Schwab. Vicious is a great tale about superpowers, heroes and villains, but mostly about how the difference between the two isn’t always that big or even obvious. I’m really loving it, so I decided to feature it in this week’s post.

It also helps that it gives me major Halloween vibe and I for one am already counting down the days until then 🙂

What do you think about the quote?
Are you already in that halloween mood?

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum {Quote It Wednesday}

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

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Today’s quote is from a lovely book called Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum.  It’s a YA contemporary that has a delicious pen pal romance that drew my attention first of all, but it also delves into some deeper issues that our main character faces. The quote above relates to some of those issues and it really resonated with me too.

This quote made me think about what constitutes a perfect day for me and what some of my past perfect days had in common. And honestly, I think I have small, realizable dreams because it doesn’t take all that much for a day to be perfect for me: just good company and feeling appreciated, loved and comfortable. Bonus points if there is a great story in book or TV format included.

And honestly, the nostalgic part of me (and that’s a very huge part of me as I am super nostalgic) was provably attracted to this quote because in a way, memories are only made more beautiful because they can’t be recreated but were these little unique moments that you’ll never be able to relive.

All in all, this quote just made me think and I love that about quotes!

Are you a nostalgic person? Do you believe in perfect days and if yes, what’s a perfect day for you?

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain {Quote It Wednesday}

Quiet by Susan Cain

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Today’s post is in honor of all my fellow introverts out there! The quote comes out of a book by Susan Cain called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and it just stood out to me so much (though this book was full of quotes that stood out).

I’ve been an introvert my whole life, and as such I’ve always felt insecure about that aspect of my personality. It’s true that introverts get a whole lot of “You should talk more”, “You should open up more” or “Why can’t you be more like X, (s)he’s so social” and that can be a real confidence breaker.

This book truly helped me deal with that aspect of my personality though. I began to truly understand myself as an introvert and began to really accept and love myself for who I am. (Though it’s still hard to do every day. Just recently I was told I should open up more and talk more and when I replied that I am an introvert, that is my personality and it’s who I am, I was told “You know, alcoholics say that too, that it’s just who they are. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to be better.” Cause yeah, introversion is so very comparable to alcoholism… But anyway)

So this post goes out to both my fellow introverts ánd my extraverted friends. Because all of us are great the way we are, and there is no need to change anything about us! Everyone shines, given the right lighting! <3

Need a little preview of this book? Check out Susan Cain’s TED talk:

Are you an introvert, extravert or ambivert?
Have you ever felt shamed for being one of them?
Here’s my reminder you are amazing the way you are and you don’t need to change for anybody!

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken {Quote It Wednesday}

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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Today’s quote is in honor of last week’s international and today’s Belgian release of The Darkest Minds movie adaptation. I loved this book series so I definitely hope to be able to watch this one soon as well!

If you haven’t heard about it yet, here’s the trailer:

Are you excited for the darkest minds movie adaptation?
Let’s all carpe the hell out of this diem!

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy {Quote It Wednesday}

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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I’m kind of cheating a little bit with this week’s quote, since I have not actually read Anna Karenina myself yet. Nor have I seen the movie (though I definitely intend to). But I found this quote in another book, namely Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee.

Since that is a story about a romantic asexual character, I thought this quote was really nice and fitting. And yes, I think society in general definitely needs to learn that there are different kinds of love, and there is not one right love. There is eros, sexual love, but also agape, unconditional love. There is philia, friendship which is also love. And many more kinds of love. Love is not limited to any kind of sexuality. Love can definitely even be inherently asexual. Love is love and love is unlimited.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE? Do you also believe that there are many kinds of love?

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo {Quote It Wednesday}

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Though the quote above is quite dark, I have to say I love the imagery of it. And even though I am a generally happy person, I do understand and relate to having days where there’s a hollow place inside of you. Though a little dark, I think most people have moments where we really relate to this.

It also perfectly showcases the gorgeous writing in The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: whimsical, yet dark.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE? Do you love it or is it a bit too dark?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor {Quote It Wednesday}

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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I love this quote because 1) DRAGON! and 2) I think the meaning behind it is so true and something we all need to remember sometimes. And really, aren’t the best villains the ones who have a reasoning we might even understand? Standard mustache-twirling villains who just want to be evil are boring. Give me all the morally grey characters!

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE?
Do you agree With it? And how do you love your villains?

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green {Quote It Wednesday}

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Today’s quote is one of my all-time favorite quotes. Not only does it have such beautiful imagery, but I also really relate to it as I often feel like I have so many thoughts, but I’m not able to get them together to form a coherent idea or to convey to someone else, or even myself, exactly what I am thinking. This is apparently a normal trait for an INFJ (aka me), but perhaps many people also feel the same.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE?
Do you also sometimes have trouble putting your thoughts together?