Question of the Week:
IF YOU COULD GET A LITERARY TATTOO, WHAT WOULD IT SAY?
WHERE WOULD YOU PUT IT?
|"Don't Panic" quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams|
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Martina Boone: This is a toss up: I love this one from Oscar Wilde: “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” I also love “Words have the power to change us,” from Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. If I put a quote in a tattoo, I’d want the words to stay readable and beautiful forever, so probably the inside of the wrist would be the place I’d choose.
Jan Lewis: "Winter is coming" from A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Across my upper back. I've wanted to get it for like 10 years now... one of these days.
Clara Kensie: I love tattoos. I don’t have any, but I’ve wanted a literary tattoo for quite some time. The only thing that’s stopping me is my inability to pick one. After much, much consideration, I think I have it narrowed down to two:
For sentimental reasons, I want to commemorate the publication of my first novel, RUN TO YOU, with a tattoo of my favorite quote from the book. I’d get it inked on my left collarbone in small, swirly, tasteful letters:
“Us,” he said. “You and me.”
And my heart echoed in rhythm: Thump. Thump-th-thump.
Or (and?) I might get a one-word quote, spoken by Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, on the inside of my left wrist. This line of dialogue chokes me up every time I read it. You probably already know what it is:
YOUR TURN: Do you have a literary tattoo? What is it and where did you ink it? If you don’t have a book tattoo, what would you get?