Thursday, February 27, 2014

Today's Quotable Quote is from The Museum of Extraordinary Things By Alice Hoffman

Quotable Thursdays is a bookish meme hosted by Mo_Books, where you share a great quote or two from any book and explain why you chose it. (Make sure when choosing your quote, it's one that does share anything that will spoil the story for others)

Today's book is one that came out just recently. It caught my eye while I was at the book store, the cover did, not the price ($27.99) LOL!!
I was fascinated by it's brief description, so I immediately went to my local library and Voila! They have the book there. One was checked out and the other....left for me :) As soon as I started reading it I was quickly captivated and mesmerized by how whimsical the writing was. The story seems to be a bit dark and eerie because of it's topic but it has an all around magical feel to it. I'm excited to read on.

This is a bit longer than what I usually post for quotes but I could not resist:

"My father called them wonders, but to the world they were freaks. They hid their features so that there would be no stones flung, no sheriff's men called in, no children crying out in terror and surprise. In the streets of New York they were considered abominations, and because there were no laws to protect them, they were often ill used. I hoped that on our porch, beneath the shade of the pear tree, they would find some peace."

The reason why I wanted to share this is because it shows a glimmer of what these people, who are a part of the "museum", endure pretty much daily. Not just in this fictional story but in the real world things like this happen everyday. Every human being on this earth is different. We all have something special about us in our own unique way. When people judge or make fun of another human being, they're just making fun of and hurting themselves!

"To each his own"

By: Alice Hoffman
Publication Date: Feb. 18th, 2014

Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.

Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father's "museum", alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a one-hundred-year-old turtle. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man taking pictures of moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River. The dashing photographer is Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his father's Lower East Side Orthodox community and his job as a tailor' apprentice. When Eddie photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman's disappearance and ignites the heart of Coralie.

With its colorful crowds of bootleggers, heiresses, thugs, and idealists, New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her trademark magic, romance, and masterful storytelling to unite Coralie and Eddie in a sizzling, tender, and moving story of young love in tumultuous times. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is Alice Hoffman at her most spellbinding.

So far I'm enjoying this book. Hopefully my love for it will continue til the end!! Next time I'll have a full review for you guys.
Til then.....



  1. That is an awesome quote! And that book sounds interesting, though I doubt I would ever pick it up :P Can't wait to read your full review!

    1. I just picked it up because I thought the cover was intriguing and I was instantly interested. It reminded me of a twisted "Night Circus", so I was extremely happy to see that the library had a copy! Can't wait to finish and review it for you guys to check out :)
      Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed the quote ♥

  2. This sounds very intriguing. I've only read 1 book by Alice Hoffman (Practical Magic) and I loved it. My sister in law really liked the Dove Keepers but she said it was a little draggy. If I was ever going to be convinced to read a book based on a quote, now would be that time. Great choice as always Michelle.
    Here's mine

    1. Thanks girl! Omg this book is just, it's really something. I'm so happy that I found it. I haven't finished it yet but I definitely believe that I will end up buying this book no matter what it cost. It's crazy but I just found out yesterday that Alice Hoffman is the one who wrote Practical Magic. That movie that's based off of the book is one of my favorites!
      Thank you for stopping by (Always ♥)
      xoxox Your up next

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog Michelle! So glad you've discovered Alice Hoffman. I just adore her:)

    1. I went out yesterday and bought this book! It is just too amazing not to own! and Your welcome, thanks for stopping by mine as well xoxoxo


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