Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup and Quotes

18 Sep


Here are some great links on writing, the industry, and all things book related. Some are serious, and some are just downright hilarious. We highly recommend you read them!

  • The Hardy Boys The Final Chapter…
  • – An interesting yet sad article about the writer of the Hardy Boys. He hated the series, but he had to write them in order to live through the Depression.

  • Critique Partner Page
  • – Need a critique partner? Well, check out our CP page! Lol, yes… we put up a link to our own blog here. But there are still people looking for critique partners!!! So if you’re also in need of one/want to be a crit partner, check it out!




“For all my longer works, for example novels, I write chapter outlines so I can have the pleasure of departing from them later on.”
— Garth Nix


“For anyone who is: just keep writing. Keep reading. If you are meant to be a writer, a storyteller, it’ll work itself out. You just keep feeding it your energy, and giving it that crucial chance to work itself out. By reading and writing.”
— Robin McKinley


“Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.”
— Neil Gaiman


“Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.”
— Rhys Alexander


“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.”

— Ursula K. Le Guin


“I don’t know where my ideas come from, but I know where they come to. They come to my desk, and if I’m not there, they go away again.”
— Philip Pullman


What We’re Reading:

Sarah: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Savannah: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Jenn: Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson

Kat: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Julie: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Vanessa: Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley & Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Vahini: Raw Blue by Kristy Eager

Sammy: The Passage by Justin Cronin


Share any interesting links/quotes you’ve come across in the comments! Reading an interesting book? Let us know in the comments. Happy weekend everyone!


16 Responses to “Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup and Quotes”

  1. tymcon September 18, 2010 at 7:55 AM #

    Ekkkkkkkkkkkkk Garth Nix. Fanboy moment over. I like the new what we’re reafding part.

    • samanthabina September 18, 2010 at 12:14 PM #

      SHADE’S CHILDREN, y/y?

      • tymcon September 18, 2010 at 3:35 PM #

        lol more the abhorsen trilogy, but i loved that too:P

    • Vanessa September 19, 2010 at 11:09 PM #

      LOL. I totally had fun picking out the quotes for today’s Grab Bag! My theme? Fave authors! Well… plus Rhys Alexander… I just really liked that quote, so I stuck him in too :p

  2. Christina September 18, 2010 at 9:11 AM #

    I’ve started reading The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Claire and Beauty by Robin McKinley

    I like how you guys put up what books you are currently reading. It gives me ideas of what I want to read next. 🙂

    • Vanessa September 19, 2010 at 11:11 PM #

      Sweet! Glad you like it! We’ll be putting this is most (if not all) of our Saturday Grab Bags from now on. Plus, we love hearing what other people are reading, too!

      Beauty by Robin McKinley is a fave of mine. Well, she’s one of my fave authors, so I suppose it only makes sense that Beauty would be a fave novel of mine! Are you liking it so far?

  3. Sarah September 18, 2010 at 1:48 PM #

    ‘The Book Thief’ ❤ ❤ ❤

    Crying is NOT an option.

    • samanthabina September 18, 2010 at 3:07 PM #

      TBT is one of my top three books of all time. It’s genius. ❤

    • Julie Eshbaugh September 18, 2010 at 9:40 PM #

      I got TBT right before my accident. Have been judiciously avoiding it, out of fear of becoming too depressed! I just finished P&P today, but I still think I’ll put off TBT for at least one more book. Then maybe I’ll be ready for it. 🙂

      • Kat Zhang September 19, 2010 at 12:30 AM #

        I literally just finished it. It was the first book in a long while to make me cry 😉

        • samanthabina September 19, 2010 at 12:56 PM #

          Because it is AMAZINGGGG. Duh 😉

          • Vee September 20, 2010 at 6:50 AM #

            Just coming to say I am so happy that we LTWFers all love TBT. It’s one of my favourites, too.

      • Caitlin September 20, 2010 at 11:24 AM #

        I’ve had it in my hands several times but haven’t yet taken the time to sit and read it, maybe we can read it together when we’re ready.

  4. Susan September 23, 2010 at 10:27 AM #

    I loooooove the quotes. They always make me so happy.

    And I just had to share this picture with you:


    • Vanessa September 23, 2010 at 2:39 PM #

      Woo! Good to know Susan! (I gotta admit, I love quotes as well!) – So I’m glad we put them in our Saturday Grab Bags! 😀

      AND that PICTURE!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!!! I LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing it! ❤

      • Susan September 24, 2010 at 9:33 AM #

        😀 I’m glad you like the photo!

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