Jun 142011
This week’s TTT (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is all about the awesome moments in books that made you just go awwwwww.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Sam: “And then I opened my eyes and it was just Grace and me – nothing anywhere but Grace and me – she pressing her lips together as though she were keeping my kiss inside her, and me, holding this moment that was as fragile as a bird in my hands.”

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
When Harry FINALLY kisses Ginny in Half-Blood Prince!


“Well?” Ron said finally, looking up at Harry. “How was it?”
Harry considered it for a moment. “Wet,” he said truthfully.
Ron made a noise that might have indicated jubilation or disgust, it was hard to tell.
“Because she was crying,” Harry continued heavily.
“Oh,” said Ron, his smile faded slightly. “Are you that bad at kissing?”
“Dunno,” said Harry, who hadn’t considered this, and immediately felt rather worried. “Maybe I am.”

City of Glass/City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Jace to Clary: ” …I belong to you. You could do anything you wanted with me and I would let you. You could ask anything of me and I’d break myself trying to make you happy. My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had. But my mind knows the difference between wanting what you can’t have and wanting what you shouldn’t want. And I shouldn’t want you…”

Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Mia to Adam: “You?’ is all I can manage to choke out. ‘Always me,’ she replies softly, bashfully. ‘Who else?” 


Adam to Mia: “If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that, too. Maybe coming back to your old life would just be too painful, maybe it’d be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I’d do it. I can lose you like that if I don’t lose you today. I’ll let you go. If you stay.”

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Ethan about Lean: “I was lost before I found her in my dreams, and she found me that day in the rain. I knew it seemed like I was always the one trying to save Lena, but the truth was she had saved me, and I wasn’t ready for her to stop now.” 

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Meghan about Ash: “He ran his fingers through my hair, brushing it from my cheek. “If I’d thought I would regret it,” he said calmly, “I never would have made that oath. I knew what becoming a knight would mean. And if you asked me again, the answer would be the same.” He sighed, framing my face with his hands. “My life…everything I am…belongs to you.”
My eyes prickled as Ash leaned in and kissed me.”

The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
When Edward tells Bella anything about wanting to spend the rest of his life with her (creepy at times, but still an awww moment)

This is so cheating and not a book, but when doing this post all I could think of was the movie Casper when Devon Sawa says “Can I keep you?” SWOON when I was 12 (and maybe still at twenty something…)

  18 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (6): Awww Moments”

  1. CASPER! Seriously, that moment sent girls all over the planet through puberty.

  2. YES on the Ginny/Harry goodbye kiss!! and the WSS/IIS quotes! I am so loving your ‘currently reading’ book ;)

  3. Nice moments. Thank you for sharing.

    Here’s my Top Ten “Awww” Moments. I hope you’ll stop by and see what you think.

  4. All lovely moments!
    But that Casper one…
    Wooo! That was always my favorite part of the movie. *swoon* I was actually thinking about this moment yesterday. :D

  5. I desperately want to watch Casper again because of this post, because, um, AWWWWWW.

  6. I really think they buggered up the Harry and Ginny kiss in the film though because when I watched it I was like “TONGUE DAMMIT” am I crazy? tell me i’m crazy about being crazy?

  7. Oh my God… Casper moment… AWWWW! dude, that was the best one. I had forgotten all about that movie. *weepy*

  8. I love Grace and Sam, too. I hadn’t thought of Harry discussing his kiss with Cho as an ‘awww’ moment, but I guess it was pretty cute. Harry was so young and green then.

  9. DEVON SAWA!!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! That is all. :)

  10. OH Casper! I loved that part! I need to watch that again! :) I had a huge crush on Devon Sawa growing up!

  11. Grace and Sam, Adam and Mia, Ash and Meghan…and CASPAR! Great choices!

  12. Grace and Sam made a lot of lists, and so did Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. Also: why did no one tell me you didn’t actually have to list ten moments? I tore apart my bookshelves making sure I had enough to fill my list. But I’m not upset about it or anything.

  13. I TOTALLY agree with you about “Casper.” My 12 year-old self really enjoyed seeing Casper as human. ;) Definitely a swoon-worthy moment.

  14. AWWWWWW is right! I so adore Jace and Clary, and reading that line makes me want to read the whole series over again:) And I can’t even tell you how many times I watched Casper just to see Devon!! An embarrassing number of times Tara, an embarrassing number:)

  15. I swooned just rereading all of these again :D

  16. OMG. I used to just keep watching the end of Casper over and over to see that moment… *sigh*

  17. Hooray for Harry and Ginny!!!

  18. Major AWWW moments! I totally skipped over your Harry Potter stuff (and will skip over your other Potter posts) since I haven’t read (or watched) anything besides books 1 & 2! I know, I know. =)

    YES I REMEMBER CASPER. Oh Devon you little heartbreaker! That is TOTALLY an aww moment!!!

    And look! I found it on YT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7cW5YlHaeQ And YES I SANG ALL THE WORDS, TOO. Oh Christina Ricci, remember when you were all cute and spunky and lovable in Casper then got all skankalicious in Black Snake Moan. WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU.

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