If you’re like me, you probably find yourself annoying friends and family by reading random quotes out loud. Or do you chuckle to yourself in relative silence, then insert millions of scraps of paper in your books every time you find a passage that you love? Or maybe you go the high-tech route and highlight the heck out of your Kindle books. Whichever way you go about it, you know you’re just dying to share the good stuff with other people who love books.
Introducing: Thursday Quotables! Each week, I’ll be sharing a line or two from whatever book I’m currently reading. Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be.
This week’s Thursday Quotable:
Being a consummate professional means doing your job when you don’t want to, so I sucked it up and pasted on a huge smile when the camera light blinked and Robin introduced me as America’s Angel of Pop and the girls screamed like they were getting atatcked and I got ready to give answers in Auto-Tune mode, where they sound right but have nothing behind them.
– Jonny Valentine, 11-year-old superstar
And one more:
“Songs, Smiles, and ♥JV”
– Jonny’s signature on a get-well card for his mother
Source: The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
Author: Teddy Wayne
Free Press, 2013
Join in! Share your quote in the comments — or post a Thursday Quotable on your blog and share the link in the comments. (Note, please: If you’re posting a Thursday Quotable, please give me credit and link back to Bookshelf Fantasies too!)
What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!