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10 Literary Quotes to Celebrate the First Day of Spring!

Now that Spring has officially sprung, it’s time to get excited about the new season. Spring symbolizes new beginnings, and the beginning of the warm weather and growth. So here are some quotes to get you excited and inspired on this first day of Spring!

 

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“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any Spring.”

― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

 


 

“‘Is the Spring coming?’ he said. ‘What’s it like?’…’It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the Earth.'”

― Francis Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

 


 

“It’s Spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

― Mark Twain

 


 

“Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.”

― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

 


 

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”

― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

 


 

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”

― Ernest Hemingway

 


 

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

― Charles Dickens

 


 

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”

― George Santayana

 


 

“I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?”

― Edward Giobbi

 


 

“But the true nature of the human heart is as whimsical as spring weather. All signals may aim toward a fall of rain when suddenly the skies will clear.”

― Maya Angelou, The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

 

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10 Books to Read When You’re on Spring Break (or You Wish You Were)

Let Spring Break begin! Whether you are skiing, by a beach or pool or at home pining for a trip, here are some fabulous reads:

The Au Pair by Emma Rous

 

Book cover for Emma Rous's The Au Pair

 

The Au Pair by Emma Rous is an atmospheric almost gothic suspense thriller set in the U.K.  A mysterious photograph leads to the question, “Who is the child and what happened that day in the past?”  

 

In Another Time by Jillian Cantor

 

 

In Another Time by Jillian Cantor is her newest World War II fiction and chosen as an Indie Next pick. An epic love story that unfolds through decades and across continents is told in alternating viewpoints. Beautiful book!

 

The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis-Graves

 

 

The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis-Graves is a simply perfect novel. This is a totally compelling love story that you cannot put down. A fabulous ode to unconditional love in a magnificent tale.

Good Man Dalton by Karen McQuestion

 

Book cover of Good Man, Dalton

 

Good Man Dalton by Karen McQuestion is a heartwarming unpredictable romance. Greta and Dalton with a touch of Cece are absolutely fabulous character who remind us that love is more important than all else.

 

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

 

Cover of The Kiss Quotient

 

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is a super-HOT romance with a deeper meaning. What happens when a woman with Aspergers’s wants to learn about sex? Read this and then be happy for Hoang’s next book, The Bride Test, comes out late April.

 

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

 

 

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff was an instant best seller. The story of female spies sent into France during World War II, this book is truly un-put-down-able! A testimony to strong women in extraordinary times.

Run Away by Harlan Coben

 

 

Run Away by Harlan Coben is yet another fantastic thriller from the master. This book shows the lengths a parent will go through to save their child. Absolutely wow!

 

There’s A Word For That by Sloane Tanen

 

 

There’s A Word For That by Sloane Tanen is a warm, funny, poignant story of a crazy family that comes together in rehab. The family that rehabs together stays together! Delightful!

 

Tiny Americans by Devin Murphy

 

Tiny Americans book cover

 

Tiny Americans by Devin Murphy is a poignant novel that follows one family over a decade. Tiny Americans is a bittersweet and touching as a family comes together and drifts apart.

 

The Wrong End of the Table, A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying To Fit In by Ayser Salman

 

 

The Wrong End of the Table, A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying To Fit In by Ayser Salman is a delightful memoir of a a shy, awkward Arab girl with an unfortunate propensity toward facial hair who is uprooted from her home in Iraq and thrust into the cold, alien town of Columbus, Ohio.

 

Andrea Peskind Katz is an avid reader, a brazen book reviewer, and founder of the book blog Great Thoughts and Great Thought’s Great Readers Book Salon on Facebook.