Quote of the Day – Silverstein says spread the love!

“I will not play at tug o’ war.

I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.”

Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

Quote of the Day – can you say ‘ahhbdgbdmerhbergurhbudgerbudbaaah’?

“I don’t know where people got the idea that characters in books are supposed to be likeable. Books are not in the business of creating merely likeable characters with whom you can have some simple identification. Books are in the business of creating great stories that make your brain go all like ahhbdgbdmerhbergurhbudgerbudbaaah.”

– John Green

Who was your first love?

Book Love

They say your first love is intense…and this is true. I fell hard, at age eleven, and have since been irrevocably rapt by the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, my first literary love, was certainly a real book and was followed by six others, each as exquisite as their predecessors. But they have not been my only loves…my heart has been passed around the library quite a bit, its strings plucked by the likes of Life of Pi, Tomorrow When the War Began and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

According to J.K. Rowling, whose word no one can dispute given her literary crown, “If you don’t like to read you haven’t found the right book.”

Have you fallen in love yet? Multiple times? To whom?

A Quotable Venture

To my dearest followers,

You have stuck with me through thick and thin, through bursts of intense blogging and through periods of none at all. You have commented, shared your thoughts and wisdom, played along and made me feel as if the nonsense I write has actual value.

Now, I invite you to join me on another adventure! I know I’ve alerted to you to many side-ventures that I’ve embarked on in conjunction with Free Page Numbers but this one is for real (in other words, I’m determined to actually stick with it.) My newest endeavour is this:

The Jungle Notebook – a blog devoted to the wonderful and intriguing world of quotes and inspirational literary extracts.

To quote what has become an adolescent mantra of 2012: You Only Live Once. So make sure you expose yourself to as much juicy, delicious and inspiring stuff as possible and let us all make this lifetime count!

Join me.