Quote #32

Books about Heartbreak: Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene

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“The secret is in absolutely refusing to let the river beat you down. If I had to, I’d measure my progress in inches. One more inch I’ve swum—one less inch to swim. Once you know the secret, then nobody’s river can bring you down.”
― Bette Greene, Summer of My German Soldier

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This image is the cover of one of Top Ten favorite books.  The Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Green is a very sad story.  Patty is beaten by her father and her mother pelts her with snide comments every minute of every day.  Anton, a German prisoner, is one of very few of Patty’s friends.  Even though Patty is Jewish, she helps Anton to escape and shelters him.  Even though Patty’s life is rough, she doesn’t let anyone get her down.  She is talking about her mother and father.  She says that you can cross anyone’s river by sheer will power and determination.  I agree with Patty on this.

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

Quote #31

bella new moon quote - books-to-read Fan Art

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This quote is from the second book in the Twilight series, New Moon.  Edward had left Bella because he thought she’d be safer.  He turned out to be wrong, but when he left, Bella was overcome with such a pain and grief.  She had loved Edward more than anything.  Bella was in this type of terrible pain for weeks.  But when her father, Charlie, tried to make her go back to live with her mother in Florida, she threw a fit and wouldn’t leave.  She then awakened and became this kind of “zombie” as Bella puts it.  She didn’t feel anything, she didn’t do anything.  She chose the numbness instead of the pain.  I’m not sure what I would choose.  If I could choose either nothing or pain, I would probably choose nothing.  But, then again, that just delays the pain.

Quote 31 is from Twilight!  Do you guys like Twilight?  It seems to me that either you hate or you love it.  I used to hate it with a burning passion, but now it’s my tied second-favorite book.

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

Quote #30

Harry Potter Quote from Albus Dumbledore

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I like this quote a lot.  Not just because I’m biased and I love the Harry Potter series more than, well, a lot of things.  But this quote is really cool, it’s true, although people almost never look at things this way.  People go through hardships everyday.  Some of them get through it, they remember that because one bad thing happens, that doesn’t mean that everything’s over.  They remember that there is something you can do to make you life better; turn on the light.  It’s always there.  You just need to remember that.

I know this one’s really short, but I’ll let the quote speak for itself.  Hope you enjoyed this one.

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

Quote #29

#TurtlesAllTheWayDown #JohnGreen   One of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite books. Turtles all the way down, by John Green

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This is amazingly and painfully true!  I’ve spent most of my life hoping to find someone who thinks (almost) the same way I do.  I’ve found two wonderful girls my age, who are my best friends who see almost the same world as me.  They are smart, wonderful, and thoughtful.  They sympathize and empathize with all people.  But they still do not see the same world I see.  When I look at girls my age, I see some potential, but most of them need a reality check.  To see that the world is not made of the present, but a thousand different futures.  The boys I see that are my age make me think there is no hope.  They are caught up in the present, and I see almost no potential.  I have yet to meet a boy who is astute, courteous, tactful, and considerate.  I hope to find a guy like this once because, as in my experience, they make great friends.

Quote 29.  Getting close to 30!  Did you agree with the quote?

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

Quote #28

26 Best Book Quotes - Quotes About Reading

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I’ve seen this quote before, and I agree with it so much!  I firmly believe that reading is the cheapest vacation you can ever go on.  When I read (and I don’t know how it is for everyone else) I literally feel what the characters are feeling.  That can be good…. and bad.  So if someone went through an emotional roller coaster and then a break up, I’m going to be pretty upset for a while.  But if they are describing how completely in love they are, I’m going to be so happy I’ll be grinning for hours.  My point is, reading is something that is overlooked by the generation above me, and my own.  People underestimate it so much, it’s sad.  Reading helps you educate yourself, lets you question where you are (mostly in a good way), shapes you, opens you to different opinions, and lets you escape.  I love reading more than possibly anything else, though so many people I know find it tiresome and a chore.  I encourage you to read, more than anything else.

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

Quote #27

Remember that it's not about the material things. | "It's the little things in life." — Unknown

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This quote is not wildly original, but I specifically chose it today to talk about the little things.  I recently made a list of all my “obsessions” or you could call them things that I enjoy, the little things.  The list ranged from foxes, to reading, to Harry Potter, to music, to coffee, to zip-up jackets.  There’s a lot of things in life to enjoy.  I believe that you should enjoy the little things that make you happy; don’t deny them.  If it makes you happy and it’s good for you, then do it!  Don’t let other people bring you down because you like something.  It’s good that you have some variation.  I’m not sure how many people have heard of it, but the movie The Sound of Music there is a song called, “My Favorite Things” while the main character sings about her, well, favorite things.  The song goes;

Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells
And schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver-white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things
When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

 

It continues like that for a second time, but the point is that I turned my list into a parody (song that takes the tune from one song and changes the words) that has all of my favorite things in it.  Here is my parody for “My Favorite Things”;

Steaming brown coffee

And strolls on the beach

Long night-time drives with twinkling lights

New shoes waiting in a cardboard box

These are a few of my favorite things

 

Sunrises, sunsets, the camera clicking

Apples and mangoes

And beautiful singing

Pieces of sky you see through the trees

These are a few of my favorite things

 

Laughing with friends until you bend

Summer days that never end

Dazzling red, yellow and orange

These are a few of my favorite things

 

Melancholy

Disconsolate

When I’m feeling sad

I simply remember my favorite things

And then I don’t feel so bad

 

Valley Lilies

And brilliant orange foxes

Flashing silver of delicate glasses

Reading on rainy days, watching the sky

These are a few of my favorite things

 

Wind through the trees and waving green grasses

Smiling children

And gold trumpets calling

Paintbrushes swiping across the page

These are a few of my favorite things

 

Opening presents on cold snowing Christmas

Writing a story with action and romance

Watching a movie with popcorn a-fresh

These are a few of my favorite things

 

Melancholy

Disconsolate

When I’m feeling sad

I simply remember my favorite things

And then I don’t feel so bad

 

Quote 27, I kind of turned into a showcase, huh?  Tell me what you thought of my parody!

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Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

Quote #26

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I honestly agree with this 137%.  Music is beautiful, and sometimes, when I think too hard, I wonder why.  It’s just like talking, except you squeeze your voice box harder or softer.  But it is wonderful, that sweet, sweet sound.  I’ve heard some truly amazing voices, some who don’t even know that they are angelic.  Music drowns out the rest of the world.  There’s a saying that goes like this; “I can’t explain my feelings, but I can find a song that can.” and it’s so true.  You can put your heart and soul into music, and other people can feel that.  Music also gives you a source of pride.  I will tell you that, to this day, I’ve never felt anything better than the feeling I have when someone tells me with wide eyes, “You have a really good voice.” especially when I don’t know when I am singing with that “soaring” voice.  About that, when I hit high notes, my voice changes and I can hit them so it rings throughout the room.  (SIDE STORY; I was on the bus coming home from a track meet, and the girls started playing music with a speaker.  I started singing, and several people turned around and told me I had a beautiful voice.  It made me embarrassed, but it is really a wonderful feeling.) I love music so much, it really help me when I’m feeling down.  It eases pain like morphine.

Quote 26, do you guys agree with me?  I’ve never met a person who doesn’t like music, so I am guessing you do…. 🙂

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker