What’s a proper kiss? #BookBytes – 3

It’s been a while since I shared anything for #BookBytes though I have been reading pretty steadily over the last two months. I’ve just been lazy.

The book that’s top of my pile these days is The Night Rainbow by Claire King and it simply demands to be shared. It’s sweet and touching with a five-year-old protagonist who is absolutely endearing. Here’s a quote by her that I agree with whole-heartedly.

“A blown kiss is not a proper kiss. Hugs and kisses should be hugs and kisses, not breaths of air. I am tired of breaths of air and not enough hugs and kisses.” 

True, right? Air kisses are so not real kisses. There really is nothing like a warm kiss and tight hug to drive away all fears and sorrows. The five-year-old’s yearning for love is so beautifully palpable in this quote. I’m hoping to have the full review up on the blog next week. Do drop by for a read.

If you stumble upon a quote, a line (or two) or even a passage that leaps out at you demanding to be shared do join in with #BookBytes. Here’s what you have to do:

  • Share it on your blog and link it back to this post.
  • Put in the logo (above) so it’s easy to spot.
  • Leave the link to your blogpost in the comments so I can drop by too.

10 Replies to “What’s a proper kiss? #BookBytes – 3”

  1. Yes, it’s a lovely quote. And a poignant thought, especially when it’s coming from a 5 year old. 🙂
    Book Byte is an interesting idea. I read The Kite Runner recently. Loved the quotes. Will try to write a post {However, I shared my thoughts and quotes on Twitter and Facebook}.

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    1. The whole book is poignant and sad. A lovely read. Do join in Tarang. Make a quick blog post with the quote.


  2. The quote makes complete sense to me. The fact that it is coming from a 5-year-old makes it endearing. You have mentioned the protagonist of this book is this child so I am definitely adding this book to my book reading weekly slot. I am up to a project with children’s books (not just picture books) and books about children this year. For now, I have no idea where this project is going to lead me exactly but I will find out along the way.
    Therefore, you can count me in every Tuesday linking up with your #BookBytes 🙂

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    1. Would love to know more about your project Anamika. This however isn’t a children’s book though the protagonist is a child.


  3. That’s a beautiful quote. I remember reading it on your instagram and was impressed by the meaning and the yearning in those words. And yes, nothings more warm than a jhaddu ki jhappi.

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