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Post by ValBookReviews » 26 Apr 2018, 15:49

Awesome titles still coming.
"And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life". (Revelation 20:12 (NKJV) :reading-7:

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Post by Libs_Books » 27 Apr 2018, 05:19

Gravesend, England, Spring 1639.
The sea breeze whispers across the ancient waterway.
The Mathematician's Journey by Anthony Dalton

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Post by Lgs1089 » 27 Apr 2018, 22:07

When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. -Walden, or Life in the Woods
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Post by BDTheresa » 28 Apr 2018, 05:40

"Reverend, you have a visitor".
He couldn’t remember when he fell in love with the pain. When agony first turned to pleasure, and then to joy. Of course, it hadn’t always been like this. He remembered screaming all those years ago when first they put him in this cell; those memories were vague, though, like reflections in a dusty mirror.

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Post by Redlegs » 29 Apr 2018, 02:50

The Miss Lonelyhearts of the New York Post-Dispatch (Are-you-in-trouble? - Do-you need-advice? - Write-to- Miss- Lonelyhearts-and-she-will-help-you) sat at his desk and stared at a piece of white cardboard.

The Collected Works of Nathanael West, (Miss Lonelyhearts)
I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

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Post by Simpfenderfer » 29 Apr 2018, 11:41

"Why so afraid?" we ask ourself.
The Fates Divide Veronica Roth

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Post by Lover of Language » 29 Apr 2018, 18:42

"My father's family name being Pirrip, and my christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip."
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Post by Gravy » 30 Apr 2018, 21:48

"Okay, this was going to be easy."

Reap the Wind by Karen Chance.


Yeah...nothing like cursing your characters from the beginning. :lol:
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Edna Montague looked thoughtfully out of her bedroom window, the lace curtain casing shadows on her face as it danced about in the gentle breeze. Randy Love at your Service by Shay Carter

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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 02 May 2018, 06:51

"Why am I telling you this?"

Orb: Book 3 of the Nightlord Series
By Garon Whited

(I just had to giggle when I wrote that :lol2: )

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Post by Shrabastee » 02 May 2018, 08:47

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Perfume: the story of a murderer by Patrick Suskind

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Post by Redlegs » 02 May 2018, 21:21

In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.

Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

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Post by PlanetHauth » 03 May 2018, 00:48

It was starting to end, after what seemed most of eternity to me.
Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny, book one of The Great Book of Amber. This one is technically the first sentence of the physical book as my copy contains the whole series in one book.

However, I've just started book two, so here's that opening line as a bonus!
I stood there on the beach and said, "Good-by, Butterfly," and the ship slowly turned, then headed out toward deep water.
The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny, book two of The Great Book of Amber.
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Post by Jonida » 03 May 2018, 16:55

I'm here, I'm... sorry I came to you unnanounced...
"Keys to Tetouan" by Mois Benarroch

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Post by inkoncedar » 03 May 2018, 18:58

Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know.
The stranger by Albert Camus.

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