15 September 2015

{Top Ten Tuesday} 10 Lines or Words From Books I Use Frequently

By: Me My Shelf And I | 15 September 2015 at 5:24 AM | |


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It was created because of their love of lists!

This week was a freebie week – we got to make up our own topic. I was initially daunted by this but then realized while talking to my husband that half of what I say he doesn't understand because I get it all from books. So I give you:

10 Words Or Phrases From Books I Frequently Use In Day To Day Conversation

1. "Google Fu" – From the Don't Get Mad series by Gretchen McNeil
"Hey, can you use your Google Fu to look up monarch butterfly migration for me?"

2. "The Water's Not Even Blue, Jackass" – From A TOUCH MORTAL by Leah Clifford
Used when someone compares the color blue to that of the water around them. I'm in Minnesota, none of our lakes are blue… so  it happens more than you think…

3. "I think that she asked if she could touch my mango" THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS by Cassandra Clare
Used when someone asks me "What did they just say?" and I actually don't know either.

4. "Okay, Okay" from THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
Often I will  just keep saying "Okay" back to people who say it to me, to see how long we have to keep going back and for for them to realize what I'm getting at. And then they cry a little.

5. "Kulnk Head" THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner
Used as an insult.

6. "You Sweet Summer Child" – Game of Thrones
Used to infer that someone is naive.

7. "Reese" from BLOOD MAGIC by Tessa Gratton
Reese is a character in the book who (spoiler!) becomes a murder of crows. I happen to have a murder of crows in my yard that myself and my who family refer to as Reese.

8. "Sweet Cartwheeling Jesus" – POSSESS by Gretchen McNeil
Used as an explanation of shock at something.

9. “My current verdict would be: Crazy Eyes. Nice Ass." – UNSPOKEN by Sarah Reese Brennan
Used to describe various people when asked what I think.

10. "Because you hit me on the head and dragged me here.” BLOOD PROMISE by Richelle Mead
Used as a response to why I'm somewhere I don't particularly want to be. Or just to throw people off with an unexpected answer to "Why are you here?".

What lines from books do you find yourself using frequently?


  1. This post is precious. I love all the phrases! Happy reading!

  2. LOVED this!! Brilliant topic. :D

  3. Haha this is fun! I use Sweet Summer Child too. I also like saying Jesus H Roosevelt Christ, like Claire Fraser from Outlander. And I'm sure I use plenty of Harry Potter phrases, though I can't think of specific ones at the moment!

    1. That's a good one - I'm going to have to start using that as well!!!!

  4. This is an amazing topic! I would steal in the future for a freebie post! Be prepared!
    Here's my TTT

  5. HAHA I loved this! I actually don't do this with book quotes that often, more movies. But this has inspired me :D

    My TTT

  6. Haha I don't think I use any book phrases, but I totally should. I think I'm going to start because it sounds like fun lol. Here's my TTT :-)

  7. Hi! What a creative idea. :) I mostly just quote the Gilmore Girls!

    My TTT: http://lesliehauser.com/2015/09/15/top-ten-tuesday-a-good-laugh/

  8. hahaha! what a creative post! too fun! My TTT

  9. This is hilarious! My roommates and I definitely use "I will take the ring to Mordor" and "I volunteer as tribute!" when it comes to doing the dishes or popping out to get groceries. "Sweet summer child" also makes an appearance regularly. Living with fellow book nerds is the greatest.

    Here's my TTT.


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