Boastful.

If you made a better rat than a human, it’s not much to boast about, Peter.

~Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by: J.K. Rowling

A Stag.

The Patronus turned. It was cantering back toward Harry across the still surface of the water. It wasn’t a horse. It wasn’t a unicorn, either. It was a stag.

~Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by: J.K. Rowling

Thoughts.

I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.

~Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by: J.K. Rowling

The Best.

It was the best evening of Harry’s life, better than winning at Quidditch, or Christmas, or knocking out mountain trolls…he would never, ever forget tonight.

~Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by: J.K. Rowling

Sass.

“Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?”
“Yes,” said Harry stiffly.
“Yes, sir.”
“There’s no need to call me ‘sir’ Professor.”
The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.

~Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by: J.K. Rowling

Loyalty.

“You don’t understand!” whined Pettigrew. “He would have killed me, Sirius!”

“THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED!” roared Black. “DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!”

~Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by: J.K. Rowling

Top 10: Most Read Authors

As my life is getting crazy hectic this week…my TTT is falling on a Wednesday! This week was a fun one because we get to highlight the author’s we’ve read the most books from. My list was definitely not a surprise, although I was sure Meg Cabot was still the queen at the top of my list–however, Sara Shepard has snuck up there. Each of these fine authors have fabulous books and deserve to be checked out. I’m a fan!!

As always, thank you to The Broke and The Bookish Ladies for hosting each and every week!!

  1. Sara Shepard (12) I’ve been a huge fan of the Pretty Little Liars TV show (one of my many television obsessions), so this past year I picked up the books. They are fun quick reads and somehow have kept me coming back to read the next.
  2. Meg Cabot (10) She is my leading lady, I haven’t read a book she’s written that I haven’t loved. Super witty and very laughable, the perfect pick me up! A Couple of my favorite series from her are the Heather Wells Mysteries and The Mediator Series.
  3. J.K. Rowling (8) Does this lovely woman even need a comment? I have yet to pick up her mystery novels…but I’m thinking that will be soon!
  4. Sarah Dessen (9) Whether it be serious or light-hearted Sarah can get me out of my reading slumps with her books.
  5. Cassandra Clare (8) I did not think I could possibly fall in love with Cassie more after Mortal Instruments, but I could not be more wrong. I am flying through Infernal Devices and life is good…until I reach the end of Clockwork Princess. More please?!
  6. Nicholas Sparks (6) It seems like I’ve read so many more of Sparks books? I guess I need to get on that! I’ve yet to find a book I truly disliked from him (The Notebook aside). I am currently reading The Longest Ride and it is great!
  7. Stephenie Meyer (6) I am one of those people who will defend Twilight till the ends of the earth, it is by no means my favorite series–but you can’t deny it took the world by storm. That has to count for something! I also thoroughly enjoyed The Host, I’d say they are worth picking up.
  8. Lauren Oliver (5) I got the chance to meet Lauren during the Pitch Dark Days Tour a few years ago, and now I love her even more than I already did. Her writing is BEAUTIFUL. I need Rooms ASAP.
  9. Susane Colasanti (4) Much like Sarah Dessen, Susanne’s books are light-hearted easy reads that are perfect when I need something to make me feel good!
  10. Elizabeth Chandler (4) I read Chandler’s Kissed By an Angel series and I LOVED the first few books, then I kinda got in a slump in the middle, but by the close of the series she had me sobbing. Well. Done.

Always.

Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.

“After all this time?”

“Always,” said Snape.

~Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by: J.K. Rowling

Top 10: Fellow Book Loving Characters

While perusing the lovely posts accompanying this Top Ten Tuesday (courtesy of The Broke and The Bookish), I came across YA On My Mind‘s post. I have to say, I was inspired and I even snatched a couple of their answers. A couple of which I already picked for my list and others I had forgotten. Now you have to bear with me, as my list is a bit of a mess–much like my scattered brain lately. Which explains my lack of TTTs lately. So I couldn’t quite reach 10 and a couple are from the same book, but I had a great time coming up with these names. It’s always nice to read about characters who feel the same way as you do about reading.

Here are my fellow book lovers that I’ve discovered over the years:

1. Matilda Wormwood, “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.

2. Hermione Granger, “The presence of hundreds of books had finally convinced Hermione that what they were doing was right.”

3. Elizabeth Bennett, “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

4. Tessa Gray, “One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

5. Will Herondale, “It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.”

6. Ethan Wate, “I stared at the creased map on my wall, the thin green line connecting all the places I had read about. There they were, all the cities of my imaginary future, held together with tape and marker and pins.”

7. Hazel Grace, “Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”

8. Colin Singleton, “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”