Many many moons ago I was tagged by the lovely The WebWeavers to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge.
This isn´t anything I´m particularly good at but I´ll still give it a go and see where this takes me ( either to Quote Heaven or jail…. Who knows )
Thank the person who nominated you.
Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day
Ready? I´m not. * takes a large sip of coke *
“It is I who mediates the elements, bringing each into agreement…I make what is moist dry again, and what is dry I make moist. I make what is hard soft again, and harden that which is soft. As I am the end, so my lover is the beginning. I encompass the whole work of creation, and all knowledge is hidden in me…Who will dare to separate me from my love? No one, for our love is as strong as death.”
Book– Dangerous To Know & Love by Jane Harvey-Berrick
I´m a person who´s mind runs a million miles per hour. I´m not much of a multitasker but I can think of many odd things all at once. I´ve been told it´s an Aquarius trait. Not that I would know. I don´t pay attention to star signs, zodiac readings or whatever else they´re called. I know my mind runs off while I´m doing stuff. A fact I can live with.
Monday and Wednesday´s are my days off. The girls are at my mom´s enjoying their beloved Grandma-time so that leaves me with nothing to do. Literally. With the house clean, laundry done and lunch cooked I have all the time in the world ( 4 hours to myself feel like an endless amount of time) to do the things I enjoy most.
Call me weird but… I like doing nothing. We live in a fast living world where everyone´s running from A to B all the time. There´s hardly any room during our busy lives to properly relax. Unless we make time. That´s what I do. I make a point out of doing nothing sometimes. Why? It´s important for the mind and body.
In my case, I like to read and drink hot chocolate during my relax time. I like to aimlessly walk around the house in my hot pink bathrobe and just appreciate the silence. I´ll sometimes look out the kitchen window and watch my neighbors chat on the street, I´ll watch others pass by my house with their dogs.. I swear, there´s nothing better than having enough time to appreciate the little things in life.
While sipping my hot cocoa I took an extra few minutes to admire the color of the mug. Speaking of mugs- An Ikea purchase ( because I can never walk out of that place without something from the Dining department). Was the color turquoise? Blue? Teal? Then I thought of how great it would be if a book cover had that same color. The search for the matching book cover began.
It took me a full hour of rummaging to find what I was looking for. Voila!
Okay, fine. Black, white and gray dominate the cover but there is a color splash of teal.
One of my all time favorite romances. And it´s an older one, too. Not one of those new romances where the Hero is some rich hot-shot who owns half a city and whisks a middle class 20-year-old off her feet with outrageous sex.
No. This is a simple, relatable romance. It´s emotional. I love it. `Dangerous To Know & Love` is one of those stories where you feel the character´s pain and just want to do everything to jump right in and help out. I remember I felt like a peeping Tom while reading Lisanne and Daniel´s story. They had a slow-moving relationship with relatable up´s and down´s. I didn´t really suffer from any emotional trauma after reading this book but I do remember feeling so utterly satisfied and excited.
There aren´t many books I cherish. I have a handful of books I call my romance Bible. This book definitely belongs to those.
Two hot cocoa´s later I realized I was rereading the book. Something I wasn´t planning on doing because I have more than enough books on my oversized TBR list. Books that are anxiously waiting for some attention.
I guess swooning over Daniel and Lisanne´s lovestory was more important. I have time, right? My TBR list isn´t going anywhere. A quick reread and another hot cocoa can never hurt… Especially not me. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed Mug Monday. Until next week….
Title: Dangerous To Know & Love
Author: Jane Harvey-Berrick
Publication Date: May 17th 2013
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Favorite Quote (s): “I don´t want to be defined by this.”
“I´m so fucking happy you´re here,” he whispered. “It makes it hurt less.”