Well, I'm determined I'm going to get an entry in here before the day is officially over!
I've been playing around with several ideas for entries, but then Amanda left a comment in the previous entry that I feel I just MUST address. Let's see what we can find out, shall we?
Amanda asked how to "properly give a book title its due recognition", and she wondered "how to properly do speech in writing." She wondered if she could put the actual quote on another line to emphasize it. Let's deal with the second question first.
I don't see why you can't put a quote on a separate line to emphasize it, but I wouldn't (like the example you used in your comment) put She said, on one line, and then the quote on another line. I'd just go ahead and put the words She said and the quote on the same line, or I'd just let the quote stand alone without using the words She said. I couldn't find anything that addressed this particular question, but I did find this nifty video about using quotation marks: Nifty Video About Using Quotation Marks. The only thing I'll add is that when you're writing in your journal or in any personal writing I don't see why you can't style your writing any way you want. If you're looking to get published, you'll have an editor (or team of editors) rearranging anything that needs to be rearranged, anyway.
Now, as for the first question dealing with properly giving a book title its due recognition: Unless things have changed since my proofreading days, the preferred method is to underline the title of a book or magazine. ONE CAN ALSO WRITE THE TITLE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. I have also seen cases where a book or magazine title is typed in italics, but I was not taught to do so. (I must offer a bit of a disclaimer here. I was a proofreader for a newspaper, and sometimes journalism has its own rules and regulations when it comes to these things.) I believe that it is more acceptable to underline titles. However, two exceptions to this are the Bible and the Koran. I don't think it's acceptable to underline these names, or to write them in all caps, nor would I italicize them. Often when I'm writing online I will use all caps for the title of a book, simply because underlining may make it look like a hyperlink, but otherwise I prefer underlining. Never underline and italicize a title at the same time. It just isn't done.
I found one source that mentioned that The New Yorker uses quotation marks around everything whether it's a novel, a TV show, or a short story. I think the main thing is to be consistent within your writing. Decide which you are going to do, and then stick with it.
If I find anything more definitive about this, I'll post it at a later time, and if there is anyone out there who knows what the current rules are, please leave a comment or email me.