Thursday Quotables: The Christmas edition!

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Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  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, and you’re invited to join in!
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 The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore
(published 2004)

What’s a holiday without a little bit of heartwarming terror?

Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe.

And a BONUS Thursday Quotables selection:

One of my very favorite holiday-themed literary treats is this zombie insta-classic, ‘Twas The Night Before the Uprising by Mira Grant:

‘Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The boards had been nailed ‘cross the windows with care
In hopes that the dead would pass by, unaware.

Want more? See the full poem (with convenient, printable PDF!) here, on the website of the nice folks at Orbit.

 

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

If you’d like to participate in Thursday Quotables, it’s really simple:

  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (http://www.bookshelffantasies.com), if you’d be so kind!
  • Leave your link in the comments — or, if you have a quote to share but not a blog post, you can leave your quote in the comments too!
  • Visit other linked blogs to view their Thursday Quotables, and have fun!

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