Monday, April 23, 2012

Memorable Monday #12 - World Book Day giveaway

Welcome to this special edition of Memorable Monday! All of those participating in MM today will be entered in the drawing to win a book of their choice(limit 15 USD) because I'm celebrating the World Book Day.

Today I'm sharing two short quotes with you from a book that I first read a couple of years ago. I know the opinions on this novel is varied, might be because some are forced to read it in school but I on the other hand read it because I wanted to, but I loved it. The book I'm talking about is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. 

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.

Oh how I wish that Harper Lee had written another story for us, but it is better to have written one extremely good book than ten mediocre ones.

I would love for you to join me with a Memorable Monday quote(or quotes) of your own.

Want to know more about this meme? Just read this post. The short and easy guide? Just write a blog post where you share a quote that you like, come back here and leave a link in the inlinkz widget below.


  1. To my shame I have to admit that I have not read this novel yet. I do plan to do so however, and your quotes are very powerful, so this "however" should probably be a "asap". ;)

    As always, thank you for this wonderful meme!

  2. I have to admit I haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird or watched the movie version (shame on me LOL) but I do read some great reviews about the book. Hopefully, someday I would put this one on my TBR list and actually read it (still trying to encourage myself to read more "heavy" and thought-provoking books).

    Oh, I love your quote "...better to have written one extremely good book than ten mediocre ones." :)

    Thank you for the giveaway :)


  3. Lovely choice this week! I remember coming across them when I read To Kill A Mockingbird. The second one hit right through me, so true. So very true.

  4. I haven't read this book yet eitheir and i don't know why but i'm not really interested to either at the moment. I prefer lighter read to help with all the problem at the moment

    thanks you a lot for sharing the Book World day with us

    all the best


  5. I never read this book. But I love your quotes. Especially the second :D


    My MM

    And thanks for a chance on this giveaway :D

  6. I love your quotes - great choice of book!!! I'm not sure authors have much choice as to writing one good or ten mediocres... since I read that last night it's been haunting me!!! lol. I have a book that's gotta be written (going on third draft?) and I'm totally scared outa my pants that it's not "good" and I keep trying to convince myself that "mediocre" is worth something just so I won't stress so hard I can't write it. I don't know how anyone else feels, but I bet it's exhileratingly amazing to pop off with something that really is good!!! You know? Like "woops - wow! cool!" That would be me, anyway. Working my tail off is a given, but what it results in is anyone's guess!!!!

    I never realized that Harper Lee ONLY wrote this book and no other. That's a crazy, isn't it?! Such a psychotic book, too.

  7. Great Quotes + idea to celebrate World Book Day/Night ! TY!
    I've added mine :)

  8. I never read the book, but love your quote:)

  9. I read this book as prescribed reading for my high school English class and my teacher was just so good at teaching us about the various themes in the book, that Scout's story has been stuck in my head for a very long time. The quotes posted above are indeed memorable and very true. However, it was rather less profound bit of dialogue from the book that my classmates and I took to quoting in jest when ever we reminisced over the good times spent in that English class. It was simply Scout's de-fusing of a highly tense situation in which she says: "Hello, Mr. Cunningham." My teacher did an excellent job of reading out Scout's lines to the class and he certainly made that one very memorable:)

    Happy Monday!

  10. To be honest, this book was a DNF for me... I stopped at around the second page. >.< But in spite of that, you chose really beautiful quotes- loved the fact that they're always related to reading! ;)

  11. nice quote Mari =D

    i have not read this book yet :(

  12. Jag har nämnt dig Mari i ett inlägg och utmanar dig på lite kluriga frågor:



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