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Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:31 pm

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.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:12 pm

The name of an all-purpose household cleaner
From A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Essen Tasch
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Shadow Gaunt » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:29 pm

From Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Levi in action
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:25 pm

The next prompt is:

An ingredient in a questionable dessert

From Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
Doxycide
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Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:21 pm

An ingredient in a questionable dessert

From Magic Kingdom for Sale/Sold by Terry Brooks:
flowers of every colour
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Post by Shadow Gaunt » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:39 pm

From A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
scraps of cardboard
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:27 am

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 . . .
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Post by Vanessa Tilley » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:59 pm

I'm leaving, and when I come back, I want her gone.

From Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:03 pm

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.
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Post by Vanessa Tilley » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:58 pm

And then Cassandra blinked, and the window slammed shut.
From Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
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Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:31 pm

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
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:21 pm

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.
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Post by Vanessa Tilley » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:48 am

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

Something you would find on a signpost in a fantasy setting

From The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks
Floating City of Dunbheo
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:58 pm

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
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Post by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Useful advice when setting out on an adventure

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

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:58 pm

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.
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Post by Will Lestrange » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:01 am

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.
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Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:19 pm

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
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:33 pm

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 . . .
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