the view from saturday

She looked around the room and saw the four children, Ethan, Noah, Nadia and Julian sitting at a table on the far side of the room. They were talking among themselves and drinking tea. They did not interrupt each other, Mrs. Olinski thought, how unusual. There were nods and smiles and obvious pleasure in one another’s company. Mrs. Olinski thought, how unusual to find four sixth graders who listen to one another sympathetically, unselfishly. How curious. How courteous. Mrs. Olinski thought, when people come to tea, they are courteous. She thought, I believe in courtesy. It is the way we avoid hurting people’s feelings. She thought that maybe—just maybe—Western civilization was in a decline because people did not take time to have tea at four o’clock.
—        The View from Saturday, E.L. Konigsburg

E. L. Konigsburg was pretty legit, okay? Like, if there was ever a movie I would have made, as long as I had the knowledge that it would be made right, it wouldn’t be any of Tamora Pierce’s books or Patricia C. Wrede’s books, as much as I adore them. No, it would be “The View from Saturday”. Because awesome. <3

“They called themselves The Souls. They told Ms. Olinski that they were The Souls before they were a team, but she told them that they were a team as soon as they became The Souls. Then after a while, teacher and team agreed that they were arguing chicken-or-egg. Whichever way it began--chicken-or-egg, team-or-The Souls--it definitely ended with an egg. Definitely, an egg.”

- E.L. Konigsburg (1930-2013)

plavapticica  asked:

ok then, what's your favorite line in a book?

Most books I read have some lines that really get me — this week the book that I’m most into, actually, is The View from Saturday by e.l. konigsburg — but here are a few off the top of my head:

“I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.”
— Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac

“…Like light made liquid, or wind made solid…”
— Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling

“A string of bright white buildings, glistening like teeth over the slurping mouth of the ocean.”
— Delirium, Lauren Oliver

[pretty much everything in Delirium]

“She cloned a fruit fly. AT HOME. IN HER BEDROOM.  Gee, if you were Michael, who would you choose?  The girl who can clone a fruit fly in her bedroom, or the girl who bit her own tongue?”
— The Princess Diaries vol.III: Princess in Love, Meg Cabot

“We are, largely, who we remember ourselves to be. That’s why habits are so hard to break. If we know ourselves to be liars, we expect not to tell the truth. If we think of ourselves as honest, we try harder.”
— The Curse Workers: White Cat, Holly Black

“I was a girl to eat dumplings with, a girl with a job, a girl going for a meal with a boy she’d crushed on since sixth grade.  I felt lucky.  And pretty.”
— Ruby Oliver: The Treasure Map of Boys, e.lockhart

“Matthew had called her harmless. Harmless. And being with him made Frankie feel squashed into a box - a box where she was expected to be sweet and sensitive (but not oversensitive); a box for young and pretty girls who were not as bright or as powerful as their boyfriends. A box for people who were not forces to be reckoned with.

Frankie wanted to be a force.”
— The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, e.lockhart

[pretty much anything by e.lockhart]

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”
— The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

…I don’t know, I’m tempted to say that every book I read has at least one line that I would call one of my “favorites,” or maybe even my “very favorites.”  That’s the biggest reason I started To Read A Book: I wanted to be able to celebrate and illustrate and share all of my favorite book quotes, and icons seemed like the best way to do it!  :)

{ BOOK CHALLENGE : DAY 7 } Most Underrated Book: “The View From Saturday” by E.L. Konigsburg

I remember choosing this at a book fair because I liked the cover (I guess not much has changed). Whenever I bring up this book to my friends, they’ve never read it or have never heard of it. I really loved this book and have read it countless times. In fact, I think if I read it again today, I would still think it is awesome.

The book is about four sixth-graders who are chosen to compete in the Academic Bowl. They are all connected outside of school in some way and the book tells the stories of how they met and their competition in the Bowl. 

Live From New York, It’s Saturday Night!

Title: Live From New York, It’s Saturday Night!

Request: Hi! Can you write an imagine kinda like “I have a crush on you” but for SNL? P.s. I love your write so much!!

Characters: Josh Dun x Reader, Tyler Joseph, Jenna Joseph, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Warnings: None

Originally posted by nbcsnl

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