Thursday Bookish Memes, or, What I Like in a Book, Harry Potter quote, and 3rd Sentence from “Crown of Midnight”

Booking Through Thursday
What is it about stories that you love? Is it the stories themselves? The people? The plot twists?
What do I love about stories? Uh, everything. You can’t have a story without plot and characters and people driven toward some outcome. If I don’t like a character, I probably wouldn’t put down the book just for that, though if the plot isn’t interesting, that’s where I draw the line. I can deal with an asshole/weak character if there’s a strong plot like a dystopia world, that’s usually interesting enough that I can survive the book while hating the character.
Ah, the plot twists. I don’t continue to read a book unless it surprises me or, in the case of Suffer the Children, where nothing was surprising, I plow through it as quickly as I can for the sake of moving it from my TBR shelf to my “Read” shelf at Goodreads.
(I’m picturing Fifty Shades of Grey and Twilight as the exceptions to my I-can-deal-with-weak-characters, though I made it through those too, even though the characters were insufferable.)

Harry Potter Moment of the Week


I’m picking my all-time favorite quote for this one:

Light can be found in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. –Albus Dumbledore

Third Sentence Thursday (pick random page)
From second book in the Throne of Glass series, Crown of Midnight:

Dorian stared at the odd spiral staircase. Celaena had found the legendary catacombs beneath the library. Of course she had.

As if I wasn’t already excited to read this book, I now absolutely cannot wait until chapter 44.