Have you ever felt like you were going through the motions? Just doing something because it was something that people expected you to do? Because I have. I did. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t read books. They’ve always been part of my life and it was one Read more…
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is a top ten rewind, so I get to choose any top ten theme to revisit and I’m going for… *drumroll*
My top ten favourite book quotes!
I love, love, love when I find a fabulous book quote and I plan to use a few of these to decorate my future office. However, I’m going to hold my hands up and confess that I had to find the exact quotes on Goodreads – I’m in the process of moving house and all my books are boxed up (great sadness) – but I couldn’t pass up on putting up some of my favourite quotes.
So without further ado, on to the list!
In the interests of full disclosure, I’ve had this post drafted for about a week now, however, Kelly at Pub(lishing) Crawl beat me to the punch with her fab post ‘Confessions of a re-reader‘ so you should definitely go read that too!
This has been a really long, stressful week. My fiancé and I are going through the house-buying process (and if you’re wondering what it’s like…it’s just faff, huge, endless enormous amounts of faff and money), work has been quite intense and my car decided to pack in on Tuesday – THANKS CAR! So I grabbed a book and read the stress away. But I didn’t grab a new book. Oh no. I ignored my towering TBR pile and I grabbed an old one off the shelf. One I’ve read multiple times before.
I have a handful of favourites that I’ve re-read more times than I can count:
- The City Watch books from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett (Guards, Guards; Men at Arms; Feet of Clay; Jingo; The Fifth Elephant; Night Watch; Thud; Snuff)
- The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger (Soulless, Changeless, Heartless, Blameless, Timeless)
- You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning
- Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (OK, I’ll hold my hands up and confess: for this one I know it so well I just skip through all the parts I don’t find interesting, eg the whole Tom Bombadil section and all the song lyrics)
Title: The Shepherd’s Crown
Author: Terry Pratchett
Series: Discworld (5th in the Tiffany Aching mini-series)
Who’s it for? Teens and up
What’s it about? The barrier between worlds is growing thin and an old enemy is threatening the land that Tiffany Aching, witch of the Chalk, holds dear. She must make a stand with her allies against the oncoming threat of darkness.