National Book Lover’s Day: Favorite Passages

National Book Lover’s Day: Favorite Passages

I am very much a book nerd and usually have a quota for the number of books that I like to read in a year. I have had such a busy June/July so I haven’t been able to read as many books as I have liked but I have devoted August to trying to get caught up. For those of you that do not know, August 9th is National Book Lovers Day and I can’t think of a better way to kick back and relax than with a great book. So whether you are in a shaded spot under a tree or tucked into bed, there is no better way to celebrate National Book Lovers Day then by delving into that book that you have been dying to read. Well, maybe celebrating by dressing up as your favorite book character would also do the trick. If you see anyone dressed as Amelia Bedelia, chances are- it is me!

If you do not have time to read today-check out some of favorite book passages below. Even better-add your favorite to the comments section!

But I knew one more thing. That people who denied who they were or where they had been were in the greatest danger.
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time.
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

I know you can’t see it, not you, Ed, but maybe if I tell you the whole plot you’ll understand it this once, because even now I want you to see it. I don’t love you anymore, of course I don’t, but there’s still something I can show you. You know I want to be a director, but you never truly see the movies in my head and that, Ed, is why we broke up.
Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

I say if you love something, set it in a small cage and pester and smother it with love until it either loves you back or dies.– Is Everyone Hanging out Without me?, Mindy Kaling

Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often.
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

“If anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will ever be the same again.”  —William P. Young, The Shack

D’you know what happens when you hurt people?’ Ammu said. ‘When you hurt people, they begin to love you less. That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.-The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.

I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.-Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll.



  1. August 9, 2014 / 11:01 am

    All great passages! One of my favorites is “I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.” — Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    xx Bee

  2. Bailey
    August 9, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    My favorite quotes are from John Green Books…

    “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” — Paper Towns

    “You can love someone so much… But you can never love someone as much as you miss them.” — An Abundance of Katherines

  3. Jenna
    August 9, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    “She wasn’t bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time. ”
    ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  4. August 9, 2014 / 3:46 pm

    The old fashion authors are still my favorite:)

    I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  5. August 11, 2014 / 6:11 am

    i so love this. this is a cool post. passages from a novel so cool

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