"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".
It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week, our topic is Book Quote Freebie (Share your favorite book quotes that fit a theme of your choosing! These could be quotes about books/reading, or quotes from books. Some examples are: quotes for book lovers, quotes that prove reading is the best thing ever, funny things characters have said, romantic declarations, pretty scenery descriptions, witty snippets of dialogue, etc.)
I have done this already in the last two years,
Top Ten Book Quotes in 2021 and
Top Favourite Book Quotes in 2020
Also, I publish my weekly book quotes almost every Friday (see all of them here).
I also did Top Ten Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles.
Which means, I have decided to twist the topic today. Or go a completey different way.
Coelho, Paulo "The Alchemist" (PO: O Alquimista) - 1988
Pamuk, Orhan "Nights of Plague" (TR: Veba geceleri) - 2021 (Goodreads)
Roop, Peter & Connie "Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie" - 1985 (Goodreads)
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Prince of Mist" (E: El príncipe de la niebla) - 1993
- "Watcher in the Shadows" (E: Las luces de Septiembre) - 1995
Stedman, M L "The Light Between Oceans" (Das Licht zwischen den Meeren) - 2012 (Goodreads)
Uthaug, Maren "Where there are birds" (DK: Hvor der er fugle/Hannahs Lied) - 2017
Woolf, Virginia "To the Lighthouse" - 1927
The first two pictures in my collage are by one of my favourite contemporary painters, Frank Koebsch. If you follow my blog, you might have seen his and his wife Hanka's pictures in my monthly greetings. They are all beautiful and since they live by the sea, there are a few lighthouse pictures among them.
I posted the first one in my "Happy May 2022" post and the second on in "Happy October 2020".
Mind you, there are a few quotes on my list (here) that mention lighthouses and/or light, mostly comparing books to the light that guide you in this world.
"Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time." E.P. Whipple
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." W. B. Yeats
"To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare." Kenko Yoshida
"Thinking is more powerful than talking. Reading is more enlightening than seeing." Dr T.P. Chia
"A book, too, can be a star, 'explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,' a living ﬁre to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." Madeleine L'Engle
"Fairy tales in childhood are stepping stones throughout life, leading the way through trouble and trial. The value of fairy tales lies not in a brief literary escape from reality, but in the gift of hope that goodness truly is more powerful than evil and that even the darkest reality can lead to a Happily Ever After. Do not take that gift of hope lightly. It has the power to conquer despair in the midst of sorrow, to light the darkness in the valleys of life, to whisper 'One more time' in the face of failure. Hope is what gives life to dreams, making the fairy tale the reality" L.R. Knost
In your dark night, I urge you to hold to your faith, to embrace hope, and to bear your love before you like a burning candle, for I promise it will light your way." William Kent Krueger, When Ordinary Grace
I'm really looking forward to all the quotes of the other bloggers. I love quotes, but - as I mentioned - I probably post them more than often enough already.
📚 Happy Reading! 📚