"Say it Again" Saturday

"Say it Again Saturday" is a new feature hosted by fellow blogger and friend Karin, at Karin's Book Nook. She created this feature because like me, there are times when you read a book and there is this certain passage/line/moment that just implants itself in your brain and never lets go. It can either make you weak in the knees, laugh till your crying from the effort or just cry because your heart was torn apart. The next thing you know is that you want to tell anyone about what you just read. So this is your golden opportunity to let those see what you find brilliant.

My first post in this great feature is of one of my favorite books, New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. I remember when i first read this book I was left with such a lump in my throat that the impulse to have my friends read it was so great...it was over powering. There were many moments that caused my heart to squeeze painfully so I will devote my time to the ones that made me smile.

New Moon page 510 Edward is talking to Bella

"You're impossible," he said, and he laughed once--a hard laugh, frustrated. "How can I put this so that you'll believe me? your'e not asleep, and you'r not dead. I'm here, and I love you. I have always loved you, and I will always love you. I was think of you , seeing your face in my mind, every second that I was away. When I told you that I didn't want you, it was the very blackest kind of blasphemy."

*sigh*
and I cannot forget this passage

New Moon page 514

"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars--points of light and reason...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. suddenly everything was on fir; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything."

*double sigh*
Because of everything that has gone on with the movie and all the craziness, sometimes it is easy to forget the very reason that I fell in love with these books. It is moments like those that makes me want to re-read these books over and over again. Is it the reason that so many adore Edward? The fact the Bella had someone that loved her so much that without her, he could not survive...

4 comments on ""Say it Again" Saturday"

Katie wrote: March 7, 2009 at 3:35 PM

ditto to your sighs!!!


karinlibrarian wrote: March 7, 2009 at 5:32 PM

OMG! These are great passages. I love Edward.


Katie wrote: March 8, 2009 at 4:45 PM

I love the covers of Swoon and Pure!


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I have compiled all the SF, bay area YA events in this section. If you know of any events that I have failed to post, please let me know. Also, please keep in mind that some events may change and it is always best to verify any event prior to attendance.

2016
JANUARY

Hello, fellow readers! Look at the upcoming events in our marvelous SF Bay Area for next year. There are some events that are coming out that I cannot post about yet, but believe me when I tell you they are made of awesome.

FEBRUARY

PARKER PEEVYHOUSE

Hicklebee's Bookstore in San Jose
Friday, February 12 @ 7pm

LINDA JOY SINGLETON and DANNA SMITH

Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills
Saturday, February 13 @12

MEG CABOT
Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
Saturday, February 13 @ 7pm

RUTA SEPETYS Book Event and Pizza Party
Great Good Place for Books in Montclair
Thursday, February 18 @ 6pm

PARKER PEEVYHOUSE, STACEY LEE, L.B. SCHULMAN, CHRISTY LENZI, TRACI CHEE, RAHUL KANAKIA, AND MORE
Milpitas Public Library in Milpitas
Saturday, February 20 @ 3pm

CAMMIE McGOVERN

Copperfield's in Petaluma
Friday, February 26 @ 4pm

KIM CULBERTSON
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, February 26 @ 7pm

APOLLYCON

Hilton DeSoto in Savannah
February 27 2016

MICHELLE MODESTO
Barnes & Noble in Redding
Saturday, February 27 @ 3pm

VICTORIA (V.E.) SCHWAB with Margaret Stohl and
Stephanie Kuehn
Boderlands in San Francisco
Saturday, February 27 @ 3pm

MARCH

CONSTANCE COOPER
NYMBC Books Inc. Berkeley
Wednesday, March 2 @ 7pm

MATT DE LA PENA

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, March 4 @

VERONICA ROSSI
Rakestraw Books in Danville
Friday, March 11 @ 7pm

LAUREN BIRD HOROWITZ

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Sunday, March 6 @ 2pm

K.C. HELD in conversation with Katherine Longshore
The Avid Reader in Davis
Sunday, March 6 @ 2pm

VERONICA ROSSI in conversation with MICHAEL GRANT
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, March 16 @ 7pm

VERONICA ROSSI, CARAGH O'BRIEN and STEPHANIE KEUHN
Books Inc. Opera Plaza in San Francisco
Friday, March 18 @7pm

ALLY CONDIE

Rakestraw Books in Danville
Thursday, March 30 @ 7pm

PENGUIN TEEN ON TOUR with SABAA TAHIR, RACHEL HAWKINS, APRIL GENEVIEVE TUCHOLKE, ALYWN HAMILTON, ALISON GOODMAN and KAREN BAO
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Thursday, March 30 @ 7pm

APRIL

ALLY CONDIE
A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair
Friday, April 1 @ 7pm

PENGUIN TEEN ON TOUR with SABAA TAHIR, RACHEL HAWKINS, APRIL GENEVIEVE TUCHOLKE, ALYWN HAMILTON, ALISON GOODMAN and KAREN BAO
Books Inc. in SF
Friday, April 1 @ 7pm

EMERY LORD in conversation with EVELYN SKYE

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, April 8 @ 7pm

CECILIA AHERN in conversation with CARAGH O'BRIEN
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, April 11 @ 7pm

JUNE

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL

...and lots more events are coming. I am so excited but cannot share them yet :) Stay Tuned!!

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