Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

"The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.  I require so much!"


Monday, November 21, 2005

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

"I was worn out, broken: He had taken almost everything.  But he'd been all I'd had, all this time.  And when the police led him away, I pulled out of the hands of all these loved one, sobbing, screaming, everything hurting, to try and make him stay."


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Monday, October 17, 2005

Sunday, October 9, 2005

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

"You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it."


Sunday, October 2, 2005

Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.  Then your time on earth will be filled with glory."



Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

"I am nothing special, of this I am sure.  I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life.  There are no monuments dedicated to me an my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough."


Monday, August 29, 2005

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

"Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had."


Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

"...you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit."


Wednesday, August 17, 2005

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

"No relationship is perfect, ever.  There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater...The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences.  And that's they key.  It's like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece.  Love can make up for a lot.


Saturday, August 6, 2005

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

"He saw things in a way that others did not, so that a city I had lived in all my life seemed a different place, so that a woman became beautiful with the light on her face."


Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison

"As she left my room, I knew I should shut up.  But you know when you should shut up because you really should just shut up...but you keep on and on anyways?  Well, I had that."





Monday, July 25, 2005

Love and Other Four-Letter Words by Carolyn Mackler

"Remember what to do when you're at the bottom of a hole?  You've got to stop digging."


Friday, July 22, 2005

Shes Come Undone by Wally Lamb

"Accept what people offer.  Drink their milkshakes.  Take their love."



Friday, July 15, 2005

Sunday, July 3, 2005

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

"She was elusive.  She was today.  She was tomorrow.  She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl.  We did not know what to make of her.  In our minds we tried to pin her to a cord board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew."

"You'll know her more by your questions than by her answers.  Keep looking at her long enough.  One day you might see someone you know."


Saturday, January 1, 2005

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

"We were the people who were not in the papers.  We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print.  It gave us more freedom. 
We lived in the gaps between the stories."