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Quick Quotes

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:31 pm
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Quick Quotes is back for the Spring Term!

This is based on the game Bring Your Own Book. We'll be posting a new prompt each week, and you'll then be tasked to grab any book you have on hand and have a flip through it to find a suitable quote and post below.

We’ll also be giving out 10 beans per quote, so be creative!

Without further ado, our first prompt is:
The name of an all-purpose household cleaner

As an example, from Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede (which just happens to be the book for our February Monthly Book Discussion!)
"POWDERED HENS' TEETH"
You give us the title of the book, the author -- and the quote. :D

We ask that the quotes you post (and the books they come from) are HOL-appropriate. Should your quote not meet this criteria, we reserve the right to delete your post.

If you have any suggestions for prompts, please send us an email at hol.bookclub @ gmail.com (removing the spaces) with the subject "Quick Quotes Suggestions".

Remember to click "Subscribe Forum" in the box up at the top left - Topic tools - (next to "Post Reply") so you get notified of new prompts - as well as what others have come up with.

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:12 pm
by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
The name of an all-purpose household cleaner
From A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Essen Tasch

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:29 pm
by Shadow Gaunt
From Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Levi in action

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:25 pm
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
The next prompt is:

An ingredient in a questionable dessert

From Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
Doxycide

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:21 pm
by Prof. Amy Lupin
An ingredient in a questionable dessert

From Magic Kingdom for Sale/Sold by Terry Brooks:
flowers of every colour

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:39 pm
by Shadow Gaunt
From A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
scraps of cardboard

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:27 am
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Our next prompt is:

A sentence you read fast because you don't want it to happen

from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
Severus . . . please . . .

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:59 pm
by Vanessa Tilley
I'm leaving, and when I come back, I want her gone.

From Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:03 pm
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Our last February prompt is

An astonishing turn of events

from Frogkisser! by Garth Nix
After a few days with the hunting pack, the duck brought down a small deer and the spell broke immediately.

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:58 pm
by Vanessa Tilley
And then Cassandra blinked, and the window slammed shut.
From Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:31 pm
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Our first prompt for March is:

Something you would find on a signpost in a fantasy setting

From Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold by Terry Brooks:
Magic kingdom for sale

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:21 pm
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Something you would find on a signpost in a fantasy setting

from Od Magic by Patricia A. McKillip
Od, it insisted, in neat black letters, School of Magic.

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:48 am
by Vanessa Tilley
Something you would find on a signpost in a fantasy setting
TO STAGE
From Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:38 pm
by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Something you would find on a signpost in a fantasy setting

From The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks
Floating City of Dunbheo

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:58 pm
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Our next prompt is:

Useful advice when setting out on an adventure

From Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron:
stay out of the way of bigger dragons

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:42 pm
by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Useful advice when setting out on an adventure

From Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede:
"Follow the sword, silly"

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:58 pm
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Useful advice when setting out on an adventure

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:01 am
by Will Lestrange
Useful advice when setting out on an adventure

From Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
The fool knows more in his own house than the wise man in someone else's.

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:19 pm
by Prof. Amy Lupin
I clearly didn't take my own advice last week when I strayed into the path of a fairly large dragon. I've only just now managed to get to relative safety to post this week's prompt:

A reason for going on a quest

From The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan:
the exhilaration of piecing together a puzzle

Re: Quick Quotes

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:33 pm
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
A reason for going on a quest

From The Princess Bride S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure / the "good parts" version, abridged by William Goldman by William Goldman
Tr . . . ooooo . . . luv . . .