"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.


APRIL

STACEY LEE
Teen Writers Group
at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos
Sunday, April 24 @2pm

RENEE AHDIEH with SABAA TAHIR
Towne Center Books in Pleasanton
Thursday, April 28 @ 7pm

MAY

SARAH MLYNOWSKI
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Sunday, May 1 @ 12:00pm(noon)

SARAH MLYNOWSKI

Copperfield's in Petaluma
Sunday, May 1 @ 3pm

SARAH MLYNOWSKI

Pleasanton Library
Monday, May 2 @ 5pm

AMIE KAUFMAN and JAY KRISTOFF
Redwood City Library RSVP HERE
Tuesday, May 3 @ 7pm

MORGAN MATSON with SIOBHAN VIVIAN AND SUSANNE YOUNG
Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito
Tuesday, May 3 @ 7pm

LAUREN MYRACLE

Copperfield's in Petaluma
Wednesday, May 4 @ 4pm

SARAH J. MAAS in conversation with EVELYN SKYE

This is a ticketed event
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, May 4 @ 7pm

AMIE KAUFMAN and JAY KRISTOFF with MICHAEL GRANT
Linden Tree Books in Los Altos
Wednesday, May 4 @ 6pm

JULIE BAXBAUM, NICOLA YOON, LAURA MCNEAL and JEFF ZENTNER
A Great Good Place for Books
Wednesday, May 4 @ 7pm

AMIE KAUFMAN and JAY KRISTOFF
Barnes & Noble in El Cerrito
Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm

JULIE BAXBAUM, NICOLA YOON, LAURA MCNEAL AND JEFF ZENTNER
Books Inc. in San Francisco
Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm

JULIE BAXBAUM, NICOLA YOON, LAURA MCNEAL AND JEFF ZENTNER
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, May 6 @ 7pm

LEOPOLDO GOUT
Copperfields in Petaluma
Friday, May 6 @ 4pm

JESSICA TAYLOR Release Party
Barnes and Noble in Roseville
Saturday, May 7 @ 2pm

WENDY SPINALE Book Launch

Towne Center Books in Pleasanton
Monday, May 9 @ 6pm

EVELYN SKYE in conversation with SABAA TAHIR
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Tuesday, May 17 @ 7pm


WENDY SPINALE
Hickelbee's in San Jose
Friday, May 20 @7pm

LILY ANDERSON
Great Good Place for Books
Saturday, May 21 @ 7pm

STACEY LEE Launch Party
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Thursday, May 26 @ 7pm


JUNE

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL
June 4&5 in downtown Berkeley
Julie Buxbaum
Gail Carriger
Veronica Rossi
Daniel Handler
Stephanie Keuhn
Stacey Lee
Caroline Paul
Wendy MacNaughton
Lauren Myracle
Alyson Noel
Yvonne Prinz
Jason Reynolds
Evelyn Skye
Wendy Spinale
V.E. Schwab
Nicola Yoon

BRODI ASHTON, CYNTHIA HAND, and JODI MEADOWS (My Lady Jane)
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, June 8 @ 7pm

JENNIFER LYNN BARNES, TIFFANY SCHMIDT and TARA ALTEBRANDO
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, June 9 @ 7pm RSVP Here

STACEY LEE

Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito
Friday, June 10 @ 7pm

WENDY SPINALE
Linden Tree Books in Los Altos
Friday, June 10 @ 6pm

WENDY SPINALE
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Friday, June 17 @ 6pm


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

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