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This week’s topic is book quotes that fit a particular theme! Well, I am not a quotes gal, but I do love how cozy mystery authors have such a way with words. I always find something that I love and want to remember, but alas, I never write them down anywhere. Well, I want to give credit where it is due here. Linda over at Education Pathways always does a great job of highlighting three memorable lines with each of her reviews and I lvoe to see what she adds each time. So, I borrowed ten of her memorable lines for this weeks Top Ten. All of these either made me smile or I just loved the imagery. Here goes:

“I always thought I had plenty of time, no rush. We make that same mistake all the time, don’t we? Thinking we have time?”

Lowcountry Boondoggle by Susan M. Boyer

As I hurried between the wooden tables, my footsteps resounded louder on the gravel than a hundred monks crunching popcorn.

Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day

Family. You had to accept them as they were because you weren’t going to change them.

Murder in Waiting by Lynn Cahoon

If Loretta Marshall’s dark hair had been half white, Zoe would’ve warned her friends who owned Dalmatians.

Til Death by Annette Dashofy

The mesmerizing pull of the ocean was Mother Nature’s way of clearing her thoughts.

Mistletoe, Moussaka, and Murder by Tina Kashian

“She looks like a cotton candy machine exploded, doesn’t she?”…”Well…” Aiden trailed off as if he was dumbstruck by my appearance. Then he said, “It’s the kind of outfit that makes you believe there just might be unicorns out there.”

Marshmallow Malice by Amanda Flower

“I enjoy learning new things.”  “I do too. Especially when it involves reading. There is nothing like being plunged into unexpected action, thrilled by a beautiful sentence, or confronted by a new idea that changes your understanding of the the world.”

The Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn

I took a gulp of my hot drink and felt the brandy molecules percolating through my collapsed brain cells, reviving them. Or at least making them dance around very happily indeed, which was enough for me at the moment.

Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut by Sarah Graves

My mother wasn’t one for praise or approval. The woman is better at finding faults than a seismologist.

Dead Ringer by Annelise Ryan

I loved my nana, but her friends were harder to handle than standing upside down catching a greasy pig in a mud slide.

Broken Heart Attack by James J. Cudney