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Swoon Thursday – 4. The Piper’s Son

Swoon Thursday - 4. The Piper's Son

Swoon Thursday is a meme created by the girls at YA Bound. (click on the button above to be directed to their site). Here’s how it works;
From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know

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This week’s swoon comes from the great love of our lives, Thomas Mackee, from The Piper’s Son.  Melina Marchetta, being her brilliant self, could not have made Tom more perfect and he is certainly our #1 male Marchetta character.

“I know I stuffed up and I know your peacekeeper probably treated you like gold and I’ve treated you like crap, but I want you to know that I remember the conversations we had in Year Twelve, when you told me you wanted to do a cultural studies degree because you believed in trade, not aid, and you believed that the only way was to ask the questions and listen to the needs of the people and I remember thinking that exact moment, I want to change the world with her… That’s a pretty powerful gift you have there, Ms Finke. To make the laziest guy around want to change the world with you.”

– pg 309-310

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Swoon Thursday – 3. The Fault In Our Stars

Swoon Thursday - 3. The Fault In Our Stars

Swoon Thursday is a meme created by the girls at YA Bound. (click on the button above to be directed to their site). Here’s how it works;
From thebook you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know

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This week’s swoon comes from the incredible The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. There is really nothing more that can be said.

“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

– pg 153

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Swoon Thursday – 2. Saving June

Swoon Thursday - 2. Saving June

Swoon Thursday is a meme created by the girls at YA Bound. (click on the button above to be directed to their site). Here’s how it works;
From thebook you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know

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This week’s swoon comes from Jake Tolan from Saving June by Hannah Harrington, one of Rachel’s impulse buys from Kmart.  Impulse buys can often be hit and miss, however Saving June was delightfully enjoyable.

“Look. Stop. Breathe.” His hand on my waist slides to the small of my back, pushing me in closer to him. It’s all I can do not to shiver. “Don’t look at the floor. Don’t think about it. Just move with me.”
Jake steps back, and I hesitate for just a moment before sliding with him. His grip on our interlaced fingers tightens as he begins to lead me around. On the fourth step, he twirls me in a fluid movement, pulls me back to him expertly. My breath catches a little in my chest at the look in his hooded eyes.

– pg 203-204

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Swoon Thursday – 1. On The Jellicoe Road

Swoon Thursday - 1

Swoon Thursday is a meme created by the girls at YA Bound. (click on the button above to be directed to their site). Here’s how it works;
From thebook you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know 🙂

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This is not only our first entry for Swoon Thursday, but our first time participating in a meme! In keeping with the theme of our blog, we decided that our first swoon would be over none other than the delectable Jonah Griggs from On The Jellicoe Road:

‘We passed Yass about half an hour ago.’
I smile. Three years on and we’ve moved forward, past the town where the Brigadier found us.
‘If you weren’t driving, I’d kiss you senseless,’ I tell him.
He swerved to the side of the road and stops the car abruptly.
‘Not driving any more.’

– pg 220 from the original Australian copy