September 13, 2010

Guest Post: Quotes & Giveaway!

Hattie from DeRaps Reads has taken over today for a special guest post and giveaway. 

I am a sucker for weddings. I love them. The pretty clothes, the food, the dancing, the amour...It's all good. So, when Kate of I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read asked for folks to help with some blog posts while she was away at her wedding, I couldn't resist.

I was married three years ago in Las Vegas. It was a perfect wedding. Some of our friends and family traveled the 3,000 miles to Vegas to help us celebrate. Our chapel was perfect, my (two) dresses made it the trip just fine, and our cake was delicious. I have nothing but great memories from our week-long wedding/ honeymoon.

One of my favorite and more nerve-wracking aspects of planning our wedding was deciding what style invitation to buy and what to write on them. I mean, as an English teacher and lover of great writing, there is something to be said for a well-written invite. I stressed and stressed, but finally decided on these invites:



and this amazing quotation to place at the very top of the invitation:

"There is no remedy for love but to love more."
--Henry David Thoreau

Lucky for me, the invitation turned out beautifully, and we actually have a framed copy that I look at at least once per week.

I am obsessed with finding great quotations, though. I have a quote of the week in my classroom. I have books and stickies and random pieces of paper with great quotations written on them. I bookmarks and book bags and t-shirts that are plastered with quotations. So, in thinking about my post and giveaway, I'd like to ask all of you to find some great quotes for me. They can be about love (positive or not-so-positive) or they can be about books. Maybe about a love of books? Reading? I don't know. I'll love whatever you all come up with.

To enter this giveaway, please leave a favorite (or just found) quotation, with the name of the person who spoke/ wrote it. The randomly chosen winner of this little contest will receive a copy of A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker. It's a perfectly fun read!

This giveaway will close on September 30th at midnight (EST). Please leave an email with your comment so that I can reach the winner! Thanks in advance for all of your help! And, best wishes to Kate and her betrothed!

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