Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite book quotes📚

Hello fellow bloggers and bookworms and everyone else inbetween! I am VERY excited for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic and omg I’m just so excited haha.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post, born out of the want to bring us bookish people together and great for those of us that love a good list (which I do lmao).

In case you hadn’t gathered from the title this weeks topic set by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl is favourite book quotes.

1 – “Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business. Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git. Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor. Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.” Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban.

2 – “We accept the love we think we deserve.” The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

3 – “Fear comes with imagination, it’s a penalty, it’s the price of imagination.” Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.

4 – “So turn off the television—in fact, why don’t you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favorite chair?—and we’ll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them, because while I was working on this book, I believed in them myself.” Salem’s Lot by Stephen King.

5 – “I am your number one fan.” Misery by Stephen King.

6 – “The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.” Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

7 – “Look after my heart – I’ve left it with you.” Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer.

8 – “Hello Clarice…” The Silence of The Lambs by Thomas Harris.

9 – “Good-bye Clarice. Will you let me know if ever the lambs stop screaming?” The Silence of The Lambs by Thomas Harris.

10 – “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero.

And there you have 9 of my favourite book quotes and one quote that I just adore about books. There are A LOT more than 10 that I could have picked so these are completely random from that list!

As always, let me know if you’re taking part in Top Ten Tuesday and I will be sure to check out your post.

Em xxx

Hannibal Book Series, Thomas Harris – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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ALOHA fellow bookworms💛 I’m back again with a Hannibal review and this time I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the series as a whole.

I not long along finished all 4 Thomas Harris novels in the space of a month, I’ve reviewed each individual novel (links below) and this is my review of the series: 5 out of 5 stars.

These books are incredible. The writing, how it surrounds you, makes you feel as though you are in the novel, alongside the characters, how each character is introduced and then interwoven.

Thomas Harris’s writing is immersive. You feel surrounded by the novel, as the chapters play out in front of you, you feel as though you’re with Starling as she visits Dr Lecter, or you’re with Will Graham as he enters the victim’s homes.

Reviews can be read here:

Hannibal Rising, Thomas Harris – A Review. [SPOILERS]

Red Dragon, Thomas Harris – A Review. [SPOILERS]

The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris – A Review. [SPOILERS].

Hannibal, Thomas – A Review. [SPOILERS]

I will definitely be re-reading these in the future! Have you read Thomas Harris’s novels? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

Em xx

Red Dragon, Thomas Harris – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Aloha bookworms! How are we all today?! I am PUMPED cos I have just finished Red Dragon, I’m 2 books down already in May!

So, I’ve just completed Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and my overall rating is: 5 out of 5 stars. Absolutely. Bloody. Brilliant.

Branded as the novel that launched Hannibal Lecter and his legacy of evil this book does NOT disappoint. It gripped me completely, every chapter was a cliff hanger making you want to read on. Harris’s writing makes your pulse pound.

The introduction of Will Graham in this novel is nothing short of perfect, he’s already interlinked with the story which erases the need for a lengthy introduction, allowing the book to move at speed, but we also learn enough about him as we go through the book to form a picture of him. And Harris’s writing of Dolarhyde – just wow. Just reading about him makes my skin crawl! You feel as though he’s there, in the shadows watching you whilst you read. 

The book balances perfectly with introducing us to Crawford, Graham and the rest of the FBI and investigating team (without dragging it out and trying to fill space), with Dolarhyde’s hideous crimes (that are described in such detail your skin is crawling – see Freddy Lounds death GRIM) and the introduction of Lecter.

The high points for me, are those featuring Lecter. His character is so well thought out and carefully written, you almost want to like him, for his polite ways, his intellect, until BAM Harris reminds you that he’s a murderer in a secure physiatric hospital,  a testament to Harris’s writing.

This is the second time I’ve read this book and I bloody loved it both times. It’s one of my favourite books of all time and I can’t wait to carry on with the series!

Have you read Thomas Harris’s Red Dragon? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Em xx