I'm swapping blogs with the fabulous Jamie Ayres! I'm headed that way now, but before I go....
Did you see the awesome give away Rachel Schieffelbein put together? There are some really great books up for the taking.
Now, here's Jamie with a post I need to print and frame!!
18 Reasonable ThoughtsGreetings, fellow book nerds! I’m YA author Jamie Ayres, and I’m sooo excited to announce that 18 Thoughts, the final book in the My So-Called Afterlife trilogy, is finally available from Curiosity Quills Press! Toss the virtual confetti, because it’s been three years in the making (and virtual confetti is a lot less messy).
While I’m in the midst of my six week marketing campaign, this is Elizabeth’s Book Birthday Eve for Defying Reason. Yep, you heard me right . . . Defying Reason releases tomorrow! Who’s excited?! I know I am, and to celebrate, we’ve decided to switch blogs today. She’s over at mine talking about 18 Thoughts That Defy Reason...or as she puts it, thoughts that make her brain go hmm. And let me tell you, they are HILARIOUS, so make sure you check them out here! In the meantime, since Olga (my main character in my trilogy) is a huge nerd and so am I, today I want to share 18 Reasonable Thoughts that I borrowed from three nerdy characters who I love: Spock from Star Trek, Detective Sherlock Holmes, and Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. Enjoy . . .
- "Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end."
- "Change is the essential process of all existence."
- "I would remind you, though, that the word for 'decide' is descended from older words meaning to kill; options and opportunities die when decisions are made. Be careful what you kill."
- "Accept death - by understanding that every life comes to an end, when time demands it. Loss of life is to be mourned, but only if the life was wasted."
- "Irrational fear is a construct of an undisciplined intellect."
- "Computers make excellent and efficient servants - but I have no wish to serve under them."
- "It is the lot of 'man' to strive, no matter how content he is."
- "Each of us at some time in our life turns to someone, a father, a brother, a God and asks, Why am I here? What was I meant to be?"
- "We must acknowledge once and for all that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis."
- "Having is not so pleasing as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.
- "It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important."
- "It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."
- "The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes."
- “The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear reasoning.”
- “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
- "Any truth is better than indefinite doubt."