These are the contexts of the quotes tweeted from @sueannbowling between November 15 and November 21. All but the last are from The Fairy Godmother, by Mercedes Lackey.

Cover, The Fairy Godmother“I will be me, on my own terms, by my own rules. With my own plans and my own decisions.” In the first three quotes, Elena is effectively dictating to the Tradition, trying to get it to take a new path. She wants love, but she does not want any of the Traditional paths (i.e, fairy-tale traditional.)

“What I have I’ll share, but I’ll not give over.”

“What I will be, I will be, by my own will and no other.”

“The carrot for the lowly, the stick for the mighty. It is quite astonishing how effective these things are, when applied in that particular order.” Something Elena remembers from Godmother Bella’s teachings.

“Cats, even the commonest barn and kitchen cats, had an affinity for magic.” Elena’s thought, when a cat immediately identifies her as a Godmother.

“Cats, as everyone knew, were perfectly capable of seeing spirits.” But this one does not see Elena, after she has set her spell of invisibility.

“How much could he do at once?” Bowling, Homecoming. Roi is trying simultaneously to protect a friend and himself from further injury while Healing that friend and calling for help telepathically, and he doesn’t really know how to Heal yet.