TAG: 3 Quotes, 3 Days (Father Figure Version)

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I was tagged by three people in the last few weeks for the ‘3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge,’ but since I didn’t get to it right away, and I have so many to do… I’m combining the three tags and quotes, and doing it all in one day. I’m also taking this as an opportunity to reveal 3 random quotes from my upcoming novel, Father Figure, which will be published in just over one month. To see more about this book, read this post.

For anyone I nominate, you should do this tag 3 days in a row, not just one day. And you should choose other books you love, not the way I’m doing it! I’m just being a difficult creative and selfish open-minded guy! LOL Thank you to the following 3 amazing bloggers for nominating me:

onceuponaspineblog

icebreaker694

panicatthebookstoreblog

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The Rules (that I’m not exactly following)

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

 

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Day 1 Quote

  • “He said you were young, but I didn’t expect a child. I ain’t gonna be no babysitter.” He faked a quick handshake, then palmed the side of his head to flatten out his hair. “You eighteen yet, sugar?”
    • This was said to Amalia, an 18-year-old girl meeting someone new for the first time. It captures his character and voice in just a few simple words.

Day 2 Quote

  • “Well, for one thing… you have a chance for a great future if you put your mind to it. Stop worrying about what other people think, say, or do. You have the power here. It’s your life. If you keep letting the unknown mysteries of the past color every aspect of your present, you’ll wake up one day in the future with nothing but regret over lost time.”
    • This was said to Brianna, an 18-year-old girl searching for her father. It’s something we hear in different forms all the time, but when put together, it has a powerful impact on her.

Day 3 Quote

  • “Everyone says you’re still a kid, you’re barely at the beginning of your future, or you’re still not ready to make decisions on your own. Yet, there was such an incredible amount of pressure to figure everything out before you graduated from high school—they want you to know exactly what college to select, how to be an adult who can make proper decisions, and which direction to lay out your entire life plan. Could making decisions too early in life lead normally sane and productive people to experience a mid-life crisis? If life were truly that easy, why had so many people fallen into depression, killed themselves, or turned to drugs and alcohol?”
    • These were a few thoughts by a character trying to discover her identity while at the same time recognizing all the pressure being put on her to make a decision. For me, it captures who she is and relates her to every reader at some point in their lives.

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Nominees:

raynotbradbury

books6259

foodzesty

thescribblingssite

bookfiendsite

growingself

readrantrockandroll

cadburypom

invisible-no-more

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About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon. I write A LOT. I read A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge – words and humor. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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20 thoughts on “TAG: 3 Quotes, 3 Days (Father Figure Version)

    Jessica Rachow said:
    March 29, 2018 at 11:22 AM

    It’s more fun to break the rules 😁
    I’m really excited to read your new novel. This was fun to read.

    Liked by 1 person

    misifusa said:
    March 29, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    Excellent quotes! I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    thebookwormdrinketh said:
    March 29, 2018 at 12:06 PM

    Great quotes!! I can’t wait to read more!!

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    Nice quotes Jay! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but if I was going to choose I think the 2nd one appeals to me the most.

    And thanks for thinking of me. I don’t think I’ll be able to get to this for awhile though with everything going on.

    Liked by 1 person

    Kiersten said:
    March 29, 2018 at 12:32 PM

    Love the quotes you chose!

    Liked by 1 person

    The Cozy Pages said:
    March 29, 2018 at 10:18 PM

    Cheeky shortcut! Lol.
    I do like your thinking…
    Great selection of quotes.

    Liked by 1 person

    Meher Gandhi said:
    March 30, 2018 at 5:47 AM

    All the best for your book!
    Thank you very much for nominating me! Will surely post mine, soon!

    Liked by 1 person

    robbiesinspiration said:
    March 30, 2018 at 1:11 PM

    Three fantastic quotes, Jay. Your book sounds brilliant.

    Liked by 1 person

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