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.


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...


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. ;)


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!

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 !! :)


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