Monday, July 11, 2011

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 7

Day 7: A Book You Can Quote


Well the Bible obviously. But I have also study quite hard on the Jack Handey Deep Thoughts Trilogy (Deep Thoughts, Deeper Thoughts, and Deepest Thoughts). In all honesty I have a terrible memory so maybe I could throw a quote from some of my favorite books/authors around every now and again...but Mr. Jack Handey, well....I got these down.


"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates

Technically this is a short story, but I'm actually terrible at remembering quotes too.  Other than the Bible and the famous Shakespeare lines I absolutely will not remember either lines or character names from the books I read.  There are a few short stories that I do know quite well, though.  My mother was a high school English teacher and coached UIL Prose, so I know the stories that her readers performed.  I picked my favorite--naturally the most disturbing story one could regularly expose a 10 year old to.  My JCO love started early and with this story.  Give that woman her Nobel Prize already.


  1. I love "Where are you going, where have you been?" That's a great one to be able to quote! :-)

  2. I'm with Gianna on the Bible, but, like with the favorite, it seems a bit of an obvious choice for me. Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship is one that I quote from quite a bit.