Thursday Quotables is a weekly feature hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. It is a weekly feature where readers highlight a quote or quotes from their current weeks reading. Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written.
Sometimes it is probably a good thing that I do most of my driving/listening to audiobooks alone – especially when I am listening to Molly Harper – because I find that I laugh at the silliest things. She has a way with her writing style, that even what could be seen as a potentially dull advice handbook (such as the quotes that appear at the start of each chapter from The Office After Dark: A Guide to Maintaining a Safe, Productive Vampire Workplace) are actually rather smart and funny. It is always hard for me to narrow down my favorite quotes to one or two – but hopefully I can.
“women are terrifying creatures who sometimes expect the men around us to read our minds.”
I’m pretty sure most men would agree with the following quote – right? I mean, there have been many books sold about how to understand women (but really, are we THAT confusing…)
“Two hundred years of work experience was a human resources nightmare.”
This quote just made me laugh because it is so true – in my day job, I work in a Human Resources-ish kind of role, so i’ve done job application screening etc and seeing some of the applications where people have documented every single thing they did (sometimes, I think, down to what they ate on a certain) – makes for some really long resumes – i can only image what 200yrs of job history would look like…lol
Of course, as with any Molly Harper – there were lots of quotes that I just didn’t manage to write down and that I can only remember parts of – enough to make me laugh – kind of like the Cajun Land Shark, when talking about a guy who has the ability to project different creatures – why a shark would be in the middle of Kentucky is a whole other story; or Cal (the vampire hero from a previous book in the series) when he makes comments like, “I get to ogle, it was in the vows” (and yes, he was talking about his wife) and finally, my favorite (and dammit, I hate that i didn’t write it down) – the night of 3 toms – tom hiddleston, tom hardy and tom collins (yes, the drink)…which by the way, if this doesn’t exist, it should…
What about you – any funny quotes from your read (or listening) this week?