Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

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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 Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. This scene takes place in a coffee shop between Leonard and Lauren. {page 148}

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

We got a seat and I ordered a double espresso, because I thought that would sound really sophisticated and cool and was the most Bogart-like thing I could order since I couldn’t order gin or scotch. Lauren ordered a peppermint mocha, which made her seem like a child again, and I also liked that about her, so I called the waiter back and said, “I’ll also have a peppermint mocha.”

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Geek Girl

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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 Geek Girl by Holly Smale. This scene takes place between Harriet, her dad, and Wilbur upon arrival in Moscow. {page 171}

Geek Girl (Geek Girl, #1)

“Oh, my Billy Ray Cyrus,” he sighs when we finally find him. He’s sitting on top of a pink suitcase, wearing a silk shirt covered in little pictures of ponies, and the second he gets close to me he puts his hands over his eyes as if I’m about to poke them out with my zit. ” Where did that come from? What have you been eating?”

“Chocolate-chip cereal bars,” Dad informs him helpfully. “She had three for breakfast.”

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ The Museum of Heartbreak

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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 The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder. This scene takes place between Penelope and Eph after school one day. {pages 24-25}

The Museum of Heartbreak

He let out this long, aggrieved sigh, dug into the outside pocket of his bag, and tossed me a small, red-orange-wrapped square.

“Your surprise.”

I barely caught it.

“Holy cow, where did you get this?” I breathed, holding it reverently in both hands.

Dark chocolate Kit Kats were my favorite candy in the entire world, nectar of perfection, the candy of the gods, rarely found in stores in the US and usually enjoyed only when my dad brought them back through customs at Heathrow. Finding them in person in New York City was like finding the holy grail.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Holding Up the Universe

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I’ve missed participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views, so I decided that I’m just going to post twice on Thursdays so I can participate again.

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 Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven. This scene takes place with Libby and Jack on their first date at a pizza parlor. {page 256}

Holding Up the Universe

She takes a bite if pizza. I take a bite of pizza. We eat in this weird silence.

And then suddenly the song is playing, as in the song. I wipe my mouth with the napkin and toss it aside. I’m on my feet, hand out.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Lizzy & Jane

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Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted by Lexxie at (un)Conventional Bookviews. 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.

This week I am featuring Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay. The scene below includes Elizabeth and Nick on their first date {pg. 126}.

Lizzy and Jane

“I smiled and ducked my head. I was unused to compliments, and Nick’s perspective- there was no artifice or protection. He listened to people’s opinions, gave of his own apples, took Jane’s clients fully intending to give them back, and now say looking at me like I was the most beautiful and enchanting woman he knew.
Over starters of Affettati Misti, a cured meat platter, and the Crostini del Poggio Rosso, crostini topped with beef tenderloin and truffle pate, I found myself interested in Nick beyond just a means to escape another evening flipping channels on Jane’s couch.”

Have you ever found someone over a meal?

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ A Drop in the Ocean

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Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted by Lexxie at (un)Conventional Bookviews. 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.

This week I am featuring A Drop in the Ocean by Jenni Ogden. This scene {pg. 32} takes place between Anna and Tom shortly after they met.

A Drop in the Ocean

“I sat on the edge of his deck with my back to the wide-open French doors. I didn’t want to risk seeing him drop his towel. I heard him moving about inside and then he reappeared, dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, his hair still damp and roughened from a brisk toweling. ‘Red wine okay for you?’ he asked.
I nodded, and he bent down and put the bottle and two wine glasses on the deck, then disappeared inside, returning with a packet of biscuits and a wooden board complete with two types of cheese- a wedge of blue and a hunk of tasty- and a bunch of purple grapes.
‘Gosh, this looks very civilized,’ I said, accepting a glass of wine.”

I love blue cheese, but then again, I love most cheeses. What is your favorite cheese?

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Under the Wide and Starry Sky

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Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted by Lexxie at (un)Conventional Bookviews. 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.

This week I am featuring Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan {pg. 256}. In this scene, Fanny is married to Robert Louis Stevenson and they are entertaining his friend, Henry James.

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

“Fanny took pleasure in pampering Henry James. He loved American foods; corn on the cob dripping with butter was his favorite. The fact that it came straight out of her garden struck him as a miracle. Veal loaf with mashed potatoes brought the man close to tears. ‘A working fellow needs proper belly timber,’ Fanny assured him when he accepted second servings.”

What author would you like to dine with?

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Faking It

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Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted by Lexxie at (un)Conventional Bookviews. 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.

This week I am featuring Faking It by Cora Carmack {pg. 3}. Cade is meeting Bliss and Garrett for coffee.

Faking It (Losing It, #2)

“Together we filed through the door. Mugshots was a coffee place during the day and served alcohol at night. I’d not been there yet, as it was kind of a long trek from my apartment up by the Temple campus and because I didn’t drink coffee, but I’d heard good things. Bliss loved coffee, and I still loved making Bliss happy, so I agreed to meet there when she called. I thought of asking if they’d serve me alcohol now, even though it was morning. Instead I settled on a smoothie and found us a table big enough that we’d have plenty of personal space.”

Are you a coffee lover? I am not and joked that I may not be allowed to live here when I first moved to the Pacific Northwest and saw the coffee kiosks on every corner.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Every Day

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Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted by Lexxie at (un)Conventional Bookviews. 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.

This week I am featuring Every Day by David Levithan. This scene {p. 136-137} takes place between A {as Kelsea} and Kelsea’s father.

Every Day (Every Day, #1)

“‘That’s how serious this is, Dad.’
It’s the last word that really brings it home to him. I don’t think Kelsea uses it that often.
He’s crying now. We just stay there, looking at each other.
Finally, he says, ‘Have some dinner.’
I take some chicken from the bucket, then bring it back to my room. I’ve said everything I’ve needed to say.
Kelsea will have to tell him the rest.”

Do you ever eat in your room? Or do you have other places that you eat rather than the dining room or kitchen?

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Going Home

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Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted by Lexxie at (un)Conventional Bookviews. 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.

This week I am featuring Going Home by Nora Roberts. This is a collection of 3 short novels and the scene I chose is from the third story, Mind Over Matter {pg. 322}.

Going Home (3-in-1)

“‘Get that for me, will you?’ Clarissa cast an anxious glance at the kitchen. ‘I really should check the brussels sprouts.’
‘Brussels sprouts?’ A.J. could only grimace as Clarissa disappeared into the kitchen. ‘Bad enough I have to eat the meat loaf, but brussels sprouts. I should have had the hamburger.’ When she opened the door her brows were already lowered.
‘You look thrilled to see me.’One hand still on the knob, she stared at David. ‘What are you doing here?’
‘Having dinner.’ Without waiting for an invitation, David stepped forward and stood with her in the open doorway. ‘You’re tall. Even without your shoes.'”

Do you like brussels sprouts? I didn’t as a kid but I love them now, especially roasted with olive oil and garlic.