Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

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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 Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. The following scene is part of an email exchange between Jacques (Simon) and Blue. {pg. 78}

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

All right– I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re not 100% committed to your Oreo diet. The guidelines are really pretty basic. No excuses. Breakfast is obviously an Oreo granola bar or Oreo Pop-Tart. No, they’re not gross. Shut up. They’re amazing. Lunch should be Oreo pizza with an Oreo milk shake and a couple of those Oreo truffles my mom makes (a.k.a. the most delicious freaking things in the universe). Dinner is deep-fried Oreos served on top of Oreo ice cream, and for a drink it’s Oreos dissolved in milk. No water. Only Oreo milk. Dessert can be Oreos straight up. Sound reasonable? It’s for your health, Blue.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Anna and the French Kiss

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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 Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. This scene takes place in the school cafeteria between Anna and the cook. {pg 54-55}

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

“Ah! Soupe,” he gently corrects.
“Si, soupe. I mean, oui. Oui!” My cheeks burn. “And, um, the uh– chicken-salad-green-bean thingy?”
Monsieur Boutin laughs. It’s a jolly, bowl-full-of-jelly, Santa Claus laugh. “Chicken and haricots verts, oui. You know, you may speak Ingleesh to me. I understand eet vairy well.”
My blush deepens. Of course he’d speak English in an American school. And I’ve been living on stupid pears and baguettes for five days. He hands me a bowl of soup and a small plate of chicken salad, and my stomach rumbles at the sight of hot food.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ All the Bright Places

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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 All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. This scene takes place at Finch’s father’s house with his sisters, step-brother, father and step-mother. {pg. 70}

All the Bright Places

Decca, who has already filled her plate, begins eating as Rosemarie serves everyone else one by one. When she gets to me, I say, “I’m good without, unless you’ve got a veggie burger on there.” She only blinks at me, her hand still hovering in midair. Without turning her face, she swivels her eyes in my father’s direction.
“Veggie burger?” His voice isn’t soft or patient. “I was raised on meat and potatoes, and I’ve made it to thirty-five.” (He was forty-three in October.) “I figured my parents were the ones putting food on the table, so it wasn’t my job to question it.” He pulls up his shirt and pats his stomach– still flat, but no longer a six-pack– shakes his head, and smiles at me, the smile of a man who has a new wife and a new son and a new house and two new cars and who only has to put up with his old, original kids for another hour or two.
“I don’t eat red meat, Dad.” Actually, to be technical, it’s ’80s Finch who’s the vegetarian.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ The Winner’s Curse

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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 Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. This scene takes place between Kestrel and Arin. {pg. 321}

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

She blurted out something that had nothing to do with anything. “Do you know how to make honeyed half-moons?”
“Do I…?” He lowered the map. “Kestrel, I hate to disappoint you, but I was never a cook.”
“You know how to make tea.”
He laughed. “You do realize that boiling water is within the capabilities of anybody?”
“Oh.” Kestrel moved to leave, feeling foolish. What had possessed her to ask such a ridiculous question anyway?
“I mean, yes,” Arin said. “Yes, I know how to make half-moons.”

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Are We There Yet?

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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 Are We There Yet? by David Levithan. In this scene, Danny is by himself while in Florence when he finds some snack cakes that he worked on the marketing campaign for. {pg. 122}

Are We There Yet?

Struck by impulse, Danny tracks down the snack cakes. And indeed, there it is: the all-new, cosmetic-free Miss Jane’s Homemade Petite Snack Cake– translated into Italian.

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?