The Children's Book Quote of the Day

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Plenty of teeth October 27, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shanna @ 2:21 pm

But even though there were plenty of teeth in the grin, there was no heart. (from Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer)



Someone to share in an adventure October 7, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shanna @ 11:55 am

I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone. (from The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien)


Thin like butter September 23, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shanna @ 1:16 pm

I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread. (from The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien)

Me too, Bilbo. Me too.


Something Tookish September 22, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shanna @ 2:02 pm

Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick. (from The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien)

Happy Hobbit Week, y’all! Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, which is definitely something worth celebrating. Go out and have an adventure in Bilbo’s honor.


Puzzling changes August 5, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shanna @ 5:33 pm

How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another. (from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)



Tired of tragedey July 14, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shanna @ 8:05 pm

But I was tired of tragedy. I wasn’t designed for all this loss and sacrifice and horrible sadness. (from The Serpents Shadow by Rick Riordan).


Free Advice July 8, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shanna @ 2:45 pm

Here’s some free advice: Don’t walk toward Chaos. (fromThe Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan)

I’m moving to Georgia in a couple of weeks, and I have to tell you that I feel like I’m walking toward chaos. In fact, I feel like I’m running pell mell toward chaos as I deal with details for the sale of my place here and the purchase of my new place in Atlanta, pack up all of my things and make decisions about what to keep and what to get rid of, play mental tetris with the space in my car trying to figure out what I can keep with me, and begin the slow process of saying goodbye to this place that has been my home for the past two years and the people who have made my life here absolutely wonderful. These days I’m feeling pretty bummed about having to leave Boston, but I’m also looking forward to the relative calm of settling in and setting up house and establishing the rhythms of a new normal.