"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...

3 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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Monday, September 8 @ 7pm

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Friday, September 12 @ 7pm

RICK YANCEY
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Wednesday, September 17 @ 7pm

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN and MARK HUNTLY PARSONS
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Wednesday, September 17 @ 7pm

RICK YANCEY
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Thursday, September 18 @ 6:30pm

GRETCHEN MCNEIL , KATHERINE LINKA and ANNA CAREY
Books Inc. San Francisco
Thursday, September 18 @ 7pm

JANDY NELSON book launch

Books Inc. SF
Friday, September 19 @ 7pm

KIM CULBERTSON and CATHERINE LINKA
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, September 19 @ 7pm

MEGAN SHULL *The Swap*

Rakestraw Books in Danville
Tuesday, September 23 @ 10am

JANDY NELSON and NINA LACOUR
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Tuesday, September 23 @ 7pm

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LAUREN OLIVER
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Wednesday, October 1 @ 7pm

LAUREN OLIVER
Book Passage in San Francisco
Thursday, October 2 @7pm

LAUREN OLIVER and JANDY NELSON
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, October 2 @ 7pm

PAOLO BACIGALUPI and A.S. KING
Bookshop Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz
Monday, October 13 time TBA

RICK RIORDAN (ticketed event)
Fox Theatre in Redwood City
Wednesday, October 15 @ 7pm

CORY DOCTOROW and JEN WANG

Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
Thursday, October 16 @ 7:30pm

MARIE LU
Face in a Book in El Dorado
Thursday, October 16 @ 7pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
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Wednesday, October 22 @7pm

GARTH NIX and MICHAEL GRANT
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, October 23 @ 7pm

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