"What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden."
No contest on the books -- and love of flowers ...
And Elizabeth has an honest-to-God favorites shelf! Go figure!
"In the centre of my library there is a wooden pillar propping up the ceiling, and preventing it, so I am told, from tumbling about our ears; and round this pillar, from floor to ceiling, I have had shleves fixed, and on these shelves are all the books that I have read again and again, and hope to read many times more -- all the books, that is, that I love quite the best. In the bookcases round the walls are many that I love, but here in the centre of the room and easiest to get at, are those I love the best -- the very elect among my favourites."
The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…
I enjoyed this book much more than the last and I can see why these books get such a hype.
I really started likening the Raven Boys and of course Blue, but I think what I liked most was the friendship that was being build.
There was a lot happening in this book and the I wont say much to not spoil it but I really liked the overall plot and twist that happened.
I really liked the whole Mr. Grey part it was mysterious and fun to follow.
Blue, really came into her own this book and I loved that she just became so much more confident not only in her own skin and family but also around our boys.
The Raven boys. I can’t seem to pick a favorite, they all are unique and fun in their own way.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and looking forward to the next.
I had the paperback and the audio and must say the audio was fantastic to listen to. I absolutely loved it.
I rate this book 4 ★
I love movies, and classic westerns. I grew up watching them, because my dad was a big fan, and I learned a lot from them.
I thought I'd share a few of my favourite moments/quotes with you:
“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.”
“I would like to be remembered, well ... the Mexicans have a phrase, "Feo fuerte y formal". Which means he was ugly, strong and had dignity.”
“Becky! Come here. Somethin' I ought to tell you. Guess now's as good a time as any. You're going to have every young buck west of the Missouri around here tryin' to marry you - mostly because you're a handsome filly, but partly because I own everything in this country from here to there. They'll think you're going to inherit it. Well, you're not. I'm going to leave most of it to, well, to the nation really, for a park where no lumbermen'll cut down all the trees for houses with leaky roofs. Nobody'll kill all the beaver for hats for dudes nor murder the buffalo for robes. What I'm going to give you is a 500 cow spread on the Upper Green River. Now that may not seem like much, but it's more than we had, your mother and I. Some folks are gonna say I'm doin' all this so I can sit up in the hereafter and look down on a park named after me, or that I was disappointed in you - didn't want you to get all that money. But the real reason, Becky, is because I love you, and I want you and some young man to have what I had, because all the gold in the United States Treasury and all the harp music in heaven can't equal what happens between a man and a woman with all that growin' together. I can't explain it any better than that.”