April 2, 2011

A-Z - books

(sorry for the multiple posts if i'm in your blog list, but i keep finding great posts about books today and i just have to add them.

If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.  ~Toni Morrison
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.  ~Chinese Proverb

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.  ~Thomas Helm

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.  ~Paul Sweeney

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:  this is the ideal life.  ~Mark Twain


after this posted, i found more book quotes at V. R. Barkowski's blog. and there's a great post about books on K. C. Woolf's blog (i think i'm having bookshelf envy). over at The Eagle's Aerial Perspective, she's posted some cool facts about books.

16 comments:

K.C. Woolf said...

Great quotes! :-)

Nicki Elson said...

Oh, I love that first quote by Toni Morrison---it's exactly why I started writing. And I've often dreaded starting a last chapter.

Great theme for the challenge.

Bz said...

I love Thomas Helm's quote :)

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

I'm with Toni Morrison and Paul Sweeney. If it's a really good book I hate having to put it down. If it's an older book I'll scour the Internet in search of a sequel. ;)

best
F

Laura Eno said...

Quotes are a great idea! It's nice to meet you!

Fourth Grade Teacher said...

Great! I love quotes as well! I'm looking forward to Monday's entries, and will probably try to guess between now and then what your C word will be. ;-)

Angelina Rain said...

Great quotes. The first one was the reason why I started writing in the first place.

Monica said...

Great quotes, I especially like the one by Thomas Helm!
Found you from the A-Z Challenge, looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, with maybe a little bit of stress thrown in!! I’m now following you on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog!
Monica
http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the Chinese proverb! :) And the Thomas Helm quote is definitely true.

Thanks for the shout-out!

Dawn Embers said...

Books are indeed a good topic for today. I do love books and hope to one day have a library room filled with them. (Another reason I'm not to keen on e-books yet.)

Misha said...

I loved Mark Twain's quote. He was an interesting man. :-)

muso-blog-hog said...

Hey Michelle
Great book quotes ! I love quotes , especially those written by Oscar Wilde !! :)

~MICHELLE~
http://writer-in-transit.co.za/category/other/rambles-rants-and-raves

Kari Marie said...

I love the quote by Thomas Helm. Too true!

Olivia J. Herrell said...

I love quotes, thanks!

that rebel, Olivia

Murees Dupé said...

Hey Michelle. Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog.

I seriously love quotes. I love knowing more of other people's perspectives on books and writing. So I will definitely be stopping by more.

Jan Morrison said...

Great quotes. And I'm with Mark Twain on what constitutes an ideal life. Working on that sleepy conscience!
Jan Morrison