Thursday Quotables~ The Burning Page

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Genevieve Cogman’s The Burning Page.

The Burning Page (The Invisible Library, #3)

1

 Li Ming waited politely, with an air of someone who would of course be glad to leave, rather than eavesdrop on a matter that didn’t concern him. But his silver eyes, as bright and metallic as his hair or his fingernails, showed a confidence that he would be allowed to stay.

2

This was getting more emotionally fraught than Irene enjoyed. The cramped quarters didn’t help, as they were now standing extremely close.

3

Although Vale might extract more truth from the Fae while he was still half-asleep, that approach risked missing some vital bit of information.

4

There were all her friends and family who were in danger. And then there was Zayanna, who, barring a miracle and a very implausible explanation, had lied to her.
She’d liked Zayanna.

5

It was the sort of faint odour that might come from a piece of decaying food somewhere in one’s home, which couldn’t be precisely tracked down, but which would slowly infiltrate the entire place. It suggested unwholesomeness.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Pippi Longstocking

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts - (un)Conventional Bookviews

I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Pippi takes Tommy and Annika on a picnic in this scene. {pg. 80-81}

Pippi Longstocking

“Now shut you eyes while I set the table,” said Pippi. Tommy and Annika squeezed their eyes as tightly shut as possible. They heard Pippi opening the basket and rattling paper.
“One, two, nineteen– now you may look,” said Pippi at last.
They looked, and they squealed with delight when they saw all the good things Pippi had spread on the bare rock. There were good sandwiches with meatballs and ham, a whole pile of sugared pancakes, several little brown sausages, and three pineapple puddings. For, you see, Pippi had learned cooking form the cook on her father’s ship.