Book Tag: 3 Days 3 Quotes Take 2 [Day 3]

Welcome all to Day 2 of the 3 Days 3 Quotes tag! Thanks again to Andrea @ Andrea’s Nirvana for tagging me. This tag was great to do a second time because I got to share some of the wonderful new quotes I found in recently read books which didn’t make it into my reviews.

Today I’m going to share a quote from the underrated novel The Survival Game by Nicky Singer, told from the perspective of fifteen-year-old Mhairi Anne Bain, an orphaned refugee fighting to survive in a future where climate change has made half of the Earth inhabitable.


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  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day).
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers each day.

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This quote is more of a passage, but I find that only by including the whole thing can I preserve the message:

There are two sorts of words, I find. Ones that slide and ones that don’t. Most of the ones that don’t slide are to do with suffering. Such as:

Hunger
Thirst
Cold

There is no quibble about this. These things are real. Ask me. Ask the boy. Ask anyone who has ever travelled.

And then there are the words that people pretend are just as real, as fixed. Such as:

Truth
Justice
Trust

But these words slide. Depending on who’s in charge, who’s making the judgement, and what they have to gain–or lose.


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Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky | Mariam @ Book Mania | Luana @ Bookstormgirl


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I know that most of you probably haven’t read The Survival Game as it’s not big on the blogging radar (although I think it should be), so again it’s a quick read that I encourage you to try out if you might be interested in a near-apocalyptic sci-fi with subtle, abstract narration.

As always, no pressure to do the tag–but on the other hand, if you haven’t been tagged but want to take on the challenge, go for it!

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed the three days of quotes. ❤

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