~ George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
Once more, I am watching the most powerful men in the kingdom bring their power to bear on a woman who has done nothing worse than live to the beat of her own heart, see with her own eyes; but this is not their tempo nor their vision and they cannot tolerate any other.
When a man wants a mystery, it is generally better to leave him mystified. Nobody loves a clever woman.
~ Phillipa Gregory, The Lady of the Rivers
“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
“Inventing a world is the essence of being a writer.”
~ Karl May
|You might recognize a few of these!|
|Ty is not amused.|
|Terrible POV made us Squee!|
When you point your finger at someone, anyone, it is often a moment of judgment. We point our fingers when we want to scold someone, point out what they have done wrong. But each time we point, we simultaneously point three fingers back at ourselves.
|J'accuse! (Copyright Marc-Andre Lariviere)|
~ Christopher Pike, Evil Thirst
|The Princess Bride|
|Source: Tuck Everlasting, © Walt Disney Studios, 2002|
|Collage by Olga Daniels|
**Spoiler Warning: We can’t talk about how amazing Merit is without touching on the events that have shaped her. If you haven’t read through House Rules, click through at your own risk!
Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she’s already seen a lifetime’s worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back.
Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.
Merit and her allies rush to figure out who’s behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there’s any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.
Hair/eye color: Closely cropped brown/Blue
First appearance in book (book/page): HB, page 297
Thoughts: Simon is absolutely adorable–until you consider the disservice he did to Mallory as her extremely incompetent tutor. I don’t need a genius, but I can’t take a lazy man.
Verdict: F- / Definitely not book boyfriend material.
"Friendship—my definition—is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble."
|Collage by Olga Daniels|