Monday, September 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays--Anna Dressed in Blood

Okay, I just started this so this is on pg. 36.
After the house is sealed, I start a small fire in the backyard and my mom and I burn every small knickknack we find that might have meant something to a previous tenant: a purple beaded necklace left in a drawer, a few homemade potholders, and even a tiny book of matches that look too well-preserved. We don't need ghosts trying to come back for something left behind. My mom presses a wet thumb to my forehead. I can smell rosemary and sweet oil.
"You know the rules. Every night for the first three nights." She smiles, and in the firelight her auburn hair looks like embers. "It'll keep you safe."
"It'll give me acne," I protest, but make no move to wipe it off. "I have to start school in two weeks."

I'm loving it so far! What are you reading right now?

Random Movie Quotes (RMQ)

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So last Friday's RMQ was: "Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must shout as you did in Rome, 'Do your worst. For I shall do mine.' And then the fates shall know you as we know you, as [character name] the Man."

Alex Cavanaugh guessed The Count of Monte Cristo, and he was right. He gets two points because the titles of the book and movie were the same. This was said by Jim Caviezel in the 2002 version. (Theoretically it may have been said by someone else in another version, but this is the one I know. :D) I also know it was a straight quote from the book by Alexander Dumas. Anyway, Caviezel was playing--you guessed it!--the Count of Monte Cristo, otherwise known as Edmund Dantes.

For today's RMQ: 

"You use that words so often. I don't think it means what you think it means."

This one is pretty well known so SOMEONE ought to guess it. Just saying. :D Good luck!


  1. Now that is from one of my most favorite movies - The Princess Bride.

  2. Very good! Glad someone got it! (Not surprised it was you, though! :D)

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  4. Ahhh I'm so bummed someone got it! I knew the quote right away!