5 Best Quotes from Watership Down

Why quotes from Watership Down? Three reasons:

It’s profound – way more profound than you realize as a child, or maybe as a kid you do realize it but because your’e a kid you don’t know how to describe it quite right.

Oh the drama! Who knew being a bunny was so hard?

Bunnies. Obviously.   WatershipDown

So without further ado!

5. “If you want to bless me you can bless my bottom, for it is sticking out of the hole.”

4. “We all have to meet our match sometime or other.”

3. “Human beings say, “It never rains but it pours.” This is not very apt, for it frequently does rain without pouring. The rabbits’ proverb is better expressed. They say, “One cloud feels lonely”: and indeed it is true that the sky will soon be overcast.”

2. “You know how you let yourself think that everything will be all right if you can only get to a certain place or do a certain thing. But when you get there you find it’s not that simple.”

1. “Animals don’t behave like men,’ he said. ‘If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don’t sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures’ lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality.”

The Reading Queue – Upcoming Reads for September


As I was navigating my way around the Blogosphere I stopped by one of my personal faves Book Tasty, who along with Books: A True Story hosts the Reading Queue a monthly meme where you list the books you’ve read over the past month and those you’ve lined up to read for the upcoming month – pretty awesome. This is my first time taking part and I’m loving every second, what with my strange penchant for lists.

August Reads

Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell

Looking for Alaska, John Green

Bully, Penelope Douglas

Paper Towns, John Green

The Monthly Re-Read: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor

Like most avid readers my To Read list grows at a far more rapid pace than I read but I do always have a list in the ol’ noggin of what I’ll read next.  So without further ado my current lineup for September (subject to change as my daily whims see fit):

13 Reasons Why, Jay Asher

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, Kody Keplinger

Tampa, Alice Nutting

Me Before You, Jojo Moyes

Monthly Re-read: Watership Down, Richard Adams

And finally I have three ARCs lined up:

Discretion, David Balzarini 
Night of the Purple Moon, Scott Cramer 
The Devils Beat, R. Scott Vankirk

Of course in a perfect world I’d have nothing to do with my days but read, unfortunately the world is not perfect and those two pesky and seemingly eternal sidekicks – work and school – will most likely get in the way of me completing this list, but, there’s always October.