Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway (33)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway (33)

(If you've been here before, scroll down for this week's challenge in red)

Welcome to Second Hand Saturday!! In an attempt to clear our bookshelves, and pass on great used books to our stalkers followers, Amy, Kit, Abigaile, Austin and I have decided to hold weekly giveaways of some of the books on our bookshelves! Every Saturday, we will post the books available, and the following Saturday, we will announce the winner and our next challenge. The winner will get to choose a book from the list and we will ship it to that lucky person! Each week we will have a different challenge to complete (see below). YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER TO ENTER!  Open Internationally.  Ends at 10:00 pm EST the following Friday!

Middle Grade

YA books + (ARC=Advanced Reading Copy)

ADULT *18 and over

To enter this week's giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog, and

Answer this question:
What is your favorite book quote?

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that. ~J.K. Rowling, "The Mirror of Erised," Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997, spoken by the character Albus Dumbledore


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Tawni Ann

Email me at ReadingTeen1 at with your book choice!!  Please put "winner" in the subject line.  You have a week to claim your prize!

ATTENTION!! If you win and you'd like a series of books that are listed and are willing to pay the shipping, we will ship them all to you! (It's too expensive for us to do it ourselves!)

Amy, Andye, Kit, Abigaile and Austin

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  1. "By now, it is probably very late at night, and you have stayed up to read this book when you should have gone to sleep. If this is the case, then I commend you for falling into my trap. It is a writer's greatest pleasure to hear that someone was kept up until the unholy hours of the morning reading one of his books. It goes back to authors being terrible people who delight in the suffering of others. Plus, we get a kickback from the caffeine industry..."
    — Brandon Sanderson (Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians)

  2. My fave quote is from Harry Potter too, "It is not our abilities that determine who we are but our choices."

  3. "Quick, how do you pick up a cat?"
    "Buy her a drink."
    "I'm serious!"
    "By the tail."
    "You're kidding!"
    "Yup, I'm kidding."

    Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler pg. 82

    :) its just so funny to me!!

  4. "A pixie's true skin color is blue. Cookie Monster, Grover, and other lovable Muppets are also blue. Do not confuse the two. Muppets don't kill you. Usually."— Carrie Jones (Captivate)

    It has me lol'ing

  5. "People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continue to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humor, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in the ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic. --Margaret Lea"
    — Diane Setterfield (The Thirteenth Tale)

  6. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I am a GFC follower, and here is my fav. quote:

    "' I wanted love and goodness in this which is living death. It was impossible from the beginning, because you cannot have love and goodness when you do what you know to be evil, what you know to be wrong."
    - Louis (Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice)

  7. I don't know if I have a FAVORITE quote yet, but a couple of my favorites is from The Hunger Games Trilogy:

    "And if we burn, you burn with us!" -Katniss

    "You love me. Real or not real?" -Peeta
    I tell him, "Real." -Katniss


  8. Wow... It's too hard to pick my favorite quote, but I can give you one I recently found and loved: ʺLife, unfortunately, doesnʹt seem to care what
    we want. Act now while you can actually stop it from being a disaster.ʺ Richelle Mead (Last Sacrifice) - so true... *sigh*


  9. "People say they 'find' love, as if it were an object hidden by a rock. But love takes many forms, and it is never the same for any man and woman. What people find then is a certain love. And [he] found a certain love with [her], a grateful love, a deep but quiet love, one that he knew, above all else, was irreplaceable."
    — Mitch Albom (The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Meniti Bianglala)

    my favorite book!!;)

  10. hi again!! I am a subscriber and my favourite quote is

    "I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to stay right here and cause all kinds of trouble."
    from Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

    it's also posted on my blog

    I liked this week's question and all the anwers. I'll come back later to chack out more answers.

    alexandrapen at

  11. "What do you want from me?" he asks.
    What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More.

    -Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

    LOVE that book!


  12. "You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything." - Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why)


  13. "Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?"
    "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."
    "At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland."
    "Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting."
    — Cassandra Clare (City of Bones)

  14. My absolute favourite quote that I can always remember has got to be...

    "Here, kitty, kitty, kitty."

    -Kate Daniels
    Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

    Thank you so much for a chance in this giveaway! Keep it going strong! Love the question this week :D


  15. "I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me." --Harry Potter

  16. "I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now, and live in it forever." Peeta Mellark in Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins


  17. My favorite is "Outside of a dog, books are a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read."
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  18. Sometimes, loyalty gets in the way of what you want to do. Sometimes, it's not your secret to tell.

    From New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer

  19. "I picked up one of the books and flipped through it. Don't get me wrong, I like reading. But some books should come with warning labels: Caution: contains characters and plots guaranteed to induce sleepiness. Do not attempt to operate heavy machinery after ingesting more than one chapter. Has been known to cause blindness, seizures and a terminal loathing of literature. Should only be taken under the supervision of a highly trained English teacher. Preferably one who grades on the curve."
    — Laurie Halse Anderson (Twisted)


  20. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighborhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters." - Pride and Prejudice pg. 1

    Thats one quote I love so much that I actually memorized it.

  21. "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." - One of the many memorable quotes from Harry Potter. :)

    I'm a follower. books[a]

  22. I don't know about all time, but my current is

    "I couldn't imagine going back to such a tiny life." by Ethan in Beautiful Creatures pg 455

  23. Well, this is difficult...but I'd probably have to go with:

    "The Road goes ever on and on,
    down from the door where it began,
    now far ahead the Road has gone,
    and I must follow, if I can, pursuing it with weary feet until it joins some larger way, where many paths and errands meet, and whither then, I cannot say."

    ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


  24. I have difficulty remembering quotes so I will just go with one that made me laugh recently:
    [Talking about touching tiger at the zoo while he is on drugs]
    -Uh, how do I know he's sound asleep?
    -Tickle him. If he laughs, run for it.


  25. "My point is, there are a lot of people in the world. No one ever sees everything the same way you do; it just doesn't happen. So when you find one person who gets a couple of things, espeically if they're important might as well hold on to them. You know?"
    -Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

  26. "Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!"
    - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

    Thank you!!
    SmashAttackReads at gmail dot com

  27. I also chose a Harry Potter quote -

    "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
    — J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  28. "Emergency Vampirazation" Jacob Black in Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. LOVE THIS QUOTE!!!

  29. Oh, it's impossible for me to choose an all time favourite one. There's so many that I love!

    The most recent one that stuck out as a favourite was;

    "Brigan, could you attempt, at least, to make yourself presentable? I know this is a war, but the rest of us are trying to pretend it's a party." - Fire, by Kristin Cashore


    (Though I do have tons of fav. harry potter quotes too, ;D)

  30. "The meek may inherit the earth, but at the moment it belongs to the conceited. Like me. (Jace)"
    — Cassandra Clare (City of Bones)


  31. My favorite quote:
    "You can never have too much sky . You can fall asleep and wake up drunk on sky, and sky can keep you safe when you are sad. Here there is too much sadness and not enough sky. Butterflies too are few and so are flowers and most things that are beautiful. Still, we take what we can get and make the best of it."
    — Sandra Cisneros (The House on Mango Street)


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  33. I don't have a particular favourite, but when I thought to myself...what one quote do I really, really like...and I came up with one that cracks me up every time:
    "Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?"

    "They ate it too," Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck." - Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.
    Oh Will, you're hilarious...I can't not laugh when you say something as wise as this.
    email(in case it's needed):

  34. I'll love you forever
    I'll like you for always
    As long as I'm living
    My baby you'll be

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

  35. "Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backwards" - E. E. Cummings

    This sentence appears in The life and death of Charlie St Cloud. I read a little bit time ago and I loved it.

  36. My favorite book quote? That's easy :) It's from Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys: "Stories are like spiders, with all they long legs, and stories are like spiderwebs, which man gets himself all tangled up in but which look so pretty when you see them under a leaf in the morning dew, and in the elegant way that they connect to one another, each to each." I even put it on my blog the second I read it :)

    I'm a follower & thanks for the giveaway!

  37. "I guess there are never enough books" - John Steinbeck in "Steinbeck: A Life in Letters.

    Except I guess you wouldn't be doing a give away if there weren't enough books, eh? :-)

  38. This is a love story. i never knew there were so many kinds of love or that love could make people do so many different things. I never knew there were so many different ways to say goodbye.

    Linger - Maggie Stiefvater

  39. So hard.. but I have to say:

    "We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."
    — J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    So true!

  40. "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier"

    pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

  41. "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."
    — Terry Pratchett (Diggers)

  42. "There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there's a life after that, I'll love you then."

    Love Mortal Instruments. :)

    chellie83 at gmail dot com

  43. As my favorite quote kind of spoils Vampire Academy series for those who haven't read it yet, I'll pick one of Harry Potter's too:

    "'Tell me one last thing', said Harry, 'Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?' (...).

    'Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?'".

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


  44. "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" by Rhett Butler to Scarlette O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
    This still stands out in my mind above all others. lol

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  45. "It's all in the view. That's what I mean about forever, too. For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You never know for sure, so you'd better make every second count."
    — Sarah Dessen The Truth about Forever

    sauvadeavelle at yahoo dot com

  46. I have so many favourites from all of Cassandra Clare's Books but my favourite is -

    "You see, cuckoos are parasites. They lay their eggs in other birds' nests. When the egg hatches, the baby cuckoo pushes the other baby birds out of the nest. The poor parent birds work themselves to death trying to find enough food to feed the enormous cuckoo child who has murdered their babies and taken their places."
    "Enormous?" said Jace. "Did you just call me fat?"
    "It was an analogy."
    "I am not fat."
    — Cassandra Clare (City of Ashes)

    and ...

    "Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?'
    Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."
    ..."At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland."
    "Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting."
    — Cassandra Clare (City of Bones)

  47. "If you stay, I'll do whatever you want. I'll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I'll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it'd be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I'd do it. I can lose you like that if I don't lose you today. I'll let you go. If you stay."
    — Gayle Forman (If I Stay)

    i love that quote mostly for the ending line. "I can lose you like that if i don't lose you today, i'll let you go, if you stay"
    isn't it beautiful?

  48. No blood, no foul.

    Edward Cullen, Twilight, Chapter 3, p.61




  49. Gah, no lie, the moment I saw the question, "What's your favourite quote?" I thought of the dream quote by Dumbledore only to see that you put it right under the question before I could post about it! Now I must think of another one...
    "Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."
    -Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

  50. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

    The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Thanks for the chance.

  51. "What are men? Children who doubt"

    The Odyssey by Derek Walcott

  52. My favorite is the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay in The Outsiders. As a 7th grader I memorized it, and my students can memorize it for extra credit. I don't want to type it out, so I'll leave my other favorite quote from that books:

    "Stay gold Ponyboy. Stay Gold." spoken by Johnny.

    themgowl at

  53. I have tons of fav book quotes. Most are from classics. But I'll give my fav book quote from 2010.
    "Magic is dangerous, but love is more dangerous still." (Clockwork Angel, Cassandra Clare)


  54. "I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape."
    Estella (Great Expectations)

    I have to say, I haven't read The Mortal Instruments but just by reading Jace's quotes I'm loving him already! =D

  55. "Let's bet Roarke's ass, because really, in my opinion, of the three of us, his is the best.
    Fine. We'll bet all the asses on it. They've killed before."

    JD Robb's "Indulgence In Death".


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  56. Ooooh, I have tons of favorite quotes (it's on my GR profile), but I often use this one as signature:
    "For in the long run, either through a lie, or through truth, people were bound to give themselves away …"
    — Agatha Christie-


  57. The prophecy from Harry Potter.
    "...and either must die at the hand of the other, for neither can live while the other survives..."

    JK Rowling

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  58. My favourite qoute is from The Mortal Instruments by Cassie Clare.
    "The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he'd learned: that love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed." -Jace Wayland


  59. “Welcome!” he said. “Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!Thank you!”
    from Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  60. I wasn't going to post yet, but (and this is going to sound insane) the verification word was "inshing" and it was such a cool word. I couldn't waste it! So I will post one of my favorites:

    "Do you want to possess my body?"

    "I want to do a lot of things to your body, but that's not one of them."

    -Nora and Patch from Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

    I love all of Patch's snarky quotes!

  61. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
    -Margaret Mitchell (Gone With the Wind)

    penelopelolohea {at} gmail {dot} com

  62. Aw gosh, hard question! I could list near on every single quote in the Harry Potter books. And there's so many other fantastic quotes from other books jumping to mind... but I'll go with:

    "Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. " - Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).

  63. "I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am radiant as the sun." --Katniss Everdeen, Hunger Games

  64. "Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it."(The hunger games by suzanne collins)

  65. "The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid." - Jane Austen

    I love that one!!

    Thanks, Scoot


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