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Life Lessons From Gayle Forman | Favorite Quotes

Gayle Forman is one of my all-time favorite authors. IF I STAY was one of the first young adult contemporary books that I read (thank you, book bloggers, for the rec!) way back when I first started blogging. I instantly fell in love with her writing, her characters, and how much emotion she could pack into a story that was just over 200 pages. I didn’t hesitate to pick up every book of Gayle’s that followed and I’ve truly loved each and every one of them.

One of the things that I love the most about Gayle Forman’s books is the ability to feel the intensity of each character’s feelings and how well I can relate to them on any scale. There are some amazingly beautiful quotes that have really touched me personally and some wonderful characters that I felt completely connected to, like Allyson in JUST ONE DAY and Adam in WHERE SHE WENT.

I’ve become a little bit (okay, a lot) obsessed with Gayle Forman’s books… and the collector in me naturally couldn’t resist any format of her collection that I could get my hands on. I started with adding the hardcovers to my collection when I purchased them upon meeting her (!!!) and then slowly but surely filled out the entire collection! I only collect the books that really mean a lot to me so clearly this shows exactly how much they really are a part of my life!




Today, we’re celebrating the life lessons that Gayle Forman has taught us in conjunction with Penguin Teen’s celebration and launch of the I WAS HERE paperback release. I’ve selected some of my all-time favorite quotes to share with you today and my favorite life-lessons that I’ve learned from Gayle Forman books. I’ve said it in previous posts but it always bears repeating that I truly have learned so much about myself through her characters and the stories that she’s penned for her readers. I relived and worked through situations from my past through their experiences and learned to let go of things I didn’t even realize I was holding onto. Her books have truly been life lessons to me and I’m so grateful for each one of them and the things that I take from them!

FAVORITE QUOTES

if i stay quote     where she went quote Just one day quote     just one day quote just one day quote     i was here quote

Which Gayle Forman quote or book is your favorite? Which book speaks the most to you? I think for me, it was JUST ONE DAY!

And don’t miss Penguin Teen’s own life-lessons on their Tumblr account! Check out “Six Life Lessons You Learned from Gayle Forman“!

GIVEAWAY

Oh, yes! There’s also a giveaway! Penguin Teen is giving away Gayle Forman’s complete collection in paperback to five lucky winners! The  books included will be: I WAS HERE paperback, JUST ONE DAY box set (JUST ONE DAY, JUST ONE YEAR, JUST ONE NIGHT), and IF I STAY box set (IF I STAY, WHERE SHE WENT). US Residents only, please. Must be 13 years of age or older to win. Good luck! 

 

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Guest Post from Anna (Lost Brain Cell): Quotetastic! Love Edition

Hi, friends! I just got MARRIED and am now on my honeymoon in Aruba!!! I won’t be able to attend to my blog this week since Shane and I are having fun in the sun and relaxing, but not to worry — I’ve left my blog in good hands. All this week, I have a series of guest post-ers (and they all have some pretty great posts!

Today’s guest post is from Anna who runs the blog Lost Brain Cell. She does a feature on her blog called “Quotetastic” that share graphics of some of her favorite quotes. She’s gathered a few today to share all about looooove — some that were already created and some she made herself! (All pictures will be noted with credit) Hope you enjoy!

QUOTETASTIC! Love Edition

Hello Book Addict’s Guide readers! I am Anna and I am a book lover too! A feature I do on my book blog is Quotetastic. It’s a feature where I highlight favorite quotes and images from a specific book. I am doing a special version of Quotetastic for my Book Addict’s Guide Guest Post. In honor of Brittany getting married, I am doing a Quotetastic all about LOVE! So here are some of my favorite quotes and images about love! Enjoy!

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Photo Credit: Anna from Lost Brain Cell

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Source: http://www.hannaharendtcenter.org/?p=5493

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Source: http://lovequote99.blogspot.com/2013/04/disney-love-quotes.html

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Photo Credit: Anna from Lost Brain Cell

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Photo Credit: Anna from Lost Brain Cell

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Photo Credit: Anna from Lost Brain Cell

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Photo Credit: Anna from Lost Brain Cell

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Source: http://followpics.co/beautiful-creatures-love-quote/

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Source: http://photoletters.blogspot.com/2013/06/shakespeare-love-quotes-for-him-free.html

Now I want to know, what is your favorite quote about love? Share them in the comments! Happy reading and here’s to the love of great books and great blogs with fabulous readers like you!


Thank you so much for guest posting on my blog today, Anna! I love bookish love quotes and that Anna and the French Kiss one is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES!

So happy to have Anna on the blog today! If you want connect with her, check out her blog, Lost Brain Cell or say hello on Twitter!

Quote Crazy! Anna and the French Kiss

I am SO excited to be hopping on this blog tour of features for the Stephanie Perkins books, especially since ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS is one of my favorite books OF ALL TIME. In fact, I just re-read it the other week and I can tell you that it’s even better the second time around (or if you’re Andi, the ninth time around)! A special thanks to Andi’s ABCs, The Perpetual Page Turner, Cuddlebuggery, A Bookish Sinister Kid, and Paper Riot for hosting this read along and series of events! I was honored to be asked to be a part of these special features and it took some thinking about what I wanted to do, but when it came down to it, I had to make a post in dedication to one of my favorite things about ANNA — the quotes!

Stephanie Perkins has some amazing lines throughout ANNA and it’s one of the reasons I fell in love with the book (another big one being Etienne St. Clair, of course)! I’m always toying with the idea of making quote art but lately just haven’t had the time to sit down with Photoshop and come up with some ideas so this was the perfect time to get in touch with my creative side and be able to share this quote art with you as well!

Feel free post, share, or print these– whatever you want! — but if you do share on the internet, please do credit me as the source 🙂 I didn’t want to tag the pictures with a little copyright because then they’re just not as pretty so just the tiniest mention would be appreciated, pretty please!

Without further ado, some of my favorite quotes from ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS!

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 “French name. English accent. American school. Anna confused.” — I just love this quote SO much and I remember when I read this book, it was one of the first that really made me fall in love with Anna!


 

PARIS

“Welcome to Paris, Anna. I’m glad you’ve come.” — St. Clair to Anna. OMG he’s EXCITED she’s in Paris. THE FEELINGS BEGIN.


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“Boys turn girls into such idiots.” — Said by Anna. And ain’t it the truth.


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“Is it possible for home to be a person, not a place?” — Said by Anna and another one of my favorite quotes ever. It was one that really hit home with me too.


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Just click on the image above and it will bring you to the full read along schedule! The ANNA read along is almost over, but if you read quickly, you can still join and hop on for LOLA and ISLA too!