Weekend Words #9

Hey guys! Before I get to WW, I want to apologize for my impromptu break from blogging this week. I only had one post, and I didn’t do a lot of blog hopping. I just wasn’t motivated to finish any of the half-started posts I had, and I decided that a little break might help get my head back in the game. And guess what? It worked, because I totally miss all of you guys and I remember why I started this blog in the first place. Without further ado, here’s the ninth installment of my original weekly feature, Weekend Words.

weekend words picWeekend Words showcases inspiring quotes from books, about writing, and about life. This feature will happen every weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday, depending on my schedule. While this is a reading/writing centric blog, this feature doesn’t have to be focused on those areas–it is intentionally open-ended to give bloggers a chance to say what’s on their mind.

Everyone should feel free to take part–it would honestly make my day! Complete instructions can be found on the feature’s page. 

1. A Powerful Quote From a Recent Read

eating soot

“I don’t know if I’d want to be comforted, if I’m being honest. If I’m being forced to eat soot, I want to know that somewhere else in the world, someone else has to eat soot as well. I want to know that soot tastes terrible. I don’t want to be told that soot’s good for the digestion.” — Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

I love the shamelessness of this quote. Sometimes, comfort and consolation are not what I need. Sometimes I don’t want to be told about all the different silver linings to my problems. And I think that this quote does a great job of expressing that frustration.

2. A Quote that Inspired or Influenced Me This Week

autum is a second spring

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus

It’s finally getting cold in Southern California! I got to break out my sweaters and boots this week, and I am enjoying the fall spirit. This is a gorgeous quote that captures my current mood.

3. Something I’ve Been Wanting to Say

Taking a break isn’t always a bad thing. It isn’t giving up, not if you go back. Sometimes taking a break is exactly what you need to remind you how much you would hate to quit.

I hope you’re all having a great weekend! What quotes have inspired you recently?

Fall Bookish Bingo!

Hey guys! I came across Bookish Bingo on Skylee’s blog, The Night Girl (you should check out her blog–she’s great!) and thought it would be a fun thing to try. It is hosted by Bekka at Pretty Deadly Reviews and will go on for the months of September, October, and November (I’m a bit late posting this…I know). Seriously, look at this gorgeous card she created!

book bingo fall

I’ve already accomplished a few of these by rereading the Shadow Falls series. If you have any recommendations based on this lists (especially for the “harder”) categories, let me know and I’ll check them out!