Thursday Quotables – Thursday 02 June + Cursed Child Updates

Hi all! It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for our second Thursday Quotables. Thursday Quotables is a weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, where you share a quote from the book you’re currently reading. Now I haven’t done one of these in a long time – it’s been more than a month since I last did one…

At the moment I’m currently at that stage when you finish a book and don’t know what to read next. I was planning to read Hollow City, and I went through a couple of chapters, but I just didn’t really get into it. I think I might either try Victoria Schwab’s A Gathering of Shadows, or A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray next. What do you think I should read?

Since I’m not really reading anything at this particular time, I thought I’d share a couple of quotes with you from the quotes on my wall.

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“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”

– J.K Rowling

It’s not a quote from any book, but it’s a really nice quote. I like it – it shows that although we may not live in Harry’s world, around magic, we can still imagine for the better.


“To love is to destroy and to be loved is to be the one destroyed.”

– Cassandra Clare

This is so deep. It’s a Jace Herondale quote, but you see, it kinda hints at Will. Will knew that for him  ‘to love is to destroy’ because of his curse. So…Cassandra Clare 🙂


“To really be a nerd, she’d decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.

-Rainbow Rowell

Ha, I think I picked this quote because lets be honest, is there any bookworm who doesn’t want to live in fiction? I think not. 🙂

The main fictional world I want to live in is Hogwarts, and most people say that when they were 11 they never got a letter from Hogwarts, but when I was 11, I actually sent a letter to J.K Rowling, and I got a reply back. Obviously it wasn’t from JK herself, only some of the people working in Bloomsbury, but I was still really happy!

However, I definitely didn’t get my Hogwarts letter, but there’s still a chance left for a satyr to take me to Camp Half-Blood or for me to have the Sight. I just need to wait until I’m sixteen and you never know – mwahahaha the perks of being young.

It’s not gonna happen is it.


Cursed Child Update

Okay, this is the last day Pottermore will be releasing images of the main actors in character. On Tuesday we had Ginny, Harry and Albus Severus, yesterday we had Ron, Hermione and Rose and today’s characters are…

Draco and Scorpius Malfoy! I guessed right!

What do you think?

I’m gonna say straight off that I don’t like it. Nope, just no. Malfoy is just asdfgh no. And Scorpius is okay but it’s nothing like I imagineddddd ugh.

Well, if Scorose becomes canon, then I think I might forgive them.

Or if Scorpius gets sorted into Gryffindor. That would make me happy.


Thanks! Hope you enjoyed this post! Tell me what you think about my quotes and the Cursed Child cast! What do you think I should read next?

-V

 

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Thursday Quotables – Thursday 21st April

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for our first Thursday Quotables (which we’re doing individually, on rotation, rather than altogether). Every week we’ll pick our favourite quote from the book we’re currently reading. It could be a line, a paragraph, or who knows, even a page! If you’d like to participate all you need to do is link back to Bookshelf Fantasies

Ok, so this week I’ve been rereading Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell (review here) and at the same time reading the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I’ve been finding it a bit slow for my taste, and I also think it’s quite similar to The Hunger Games, but I am very near the beginning so I hope it will get better as I progress. I haven’t read much at all this whole week so it was quite hard to find a quote for Red Queen, but here’s one I liked from my limited selection of quotes to choose from.

“’Thief,’ he says, a strange surprise in his voice.

I blink at him, fighting the urge to laugh. I don’t even have the strength to protest. ‘Obviously.’

– Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

As I said, I’m not too far through the book, so there weren’t many quotes to pick, but this one just made me smile. Mare just went through a really painful moment, yet she has the time to be saracastic and make sharp retorts. I don’t know much about Mare’s character yet, but what I do know is that she loves her saracasm, amd I love saracastic characters.

Now time for Carry On, my favourite book… I’ve already read the book and there’s soo many quotes that I could pick, but me being a hardcore Simon x Baz shipper, I had to pick the quote when Simon and Baz truly came together. This bit just made me scream and do my little OTP dance. 

“I think I might kiss him. He’s right there. And his lips are hanging open (mouth breather) and his eyes are alive, alive, alive. 

You’re so alive , Simon Snow. 

You got my share of it.

He shakes his head, and he’s saying something, and I think I might kiss him.

 Because I’ve never kissed anyone before. (I was afraid I might bite.) And I’ve never wanted to kiss anyone but him. (I won’t bite. I won’t hurt him.) 

I just want to kiss him, then go.

‘Simon….,’ I say.

And then he kisses me.”

– Rainbow Rowell, Carry On, Most Sacred Chapter 61

*screams*

I hope you enjoyed my first Thursday Quotables! Before I finish, just a note – next month, Mia, Lynette and I have exams, which means…revision. And revision means less reading and post writing, so we may not be posting as much as we did before. Closer to the time, we might have to miss some weekly memes. Wish us luck!

– V