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Post by LarissaRunamuck » 01 Jul 2018, 14:16

"The servants called them malenchki, little ghosts, because they were the smallest and the youngest, and because they haunted the Duke's house like giggling phantoms, darting in and out of rooms, hiding in cupboards to eavesdrop, sneaking into the kitchen to steal the last of the summer peaches."

-Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
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Post by TheTrueNyree » 01 Jul 2018, 14:37

Mike Boudreaux’s gloved hands worked quickly and decisively to finish a gallbladder in operating room five.

The Surgeon's Wife -William H. Coles

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Post by bclayton13 » 01 Jul 2018, 18:26

"Superior Glokta stood in the hall, and waited."
Last Argument of Kings (The First Law: Book 3) by Joe Abercrombie.
Conveniently, this book starts with my favorite character!

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Post by WonderfulWonder17 » 01 Jul 2018, 19:52


A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

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Post by Samantha2442 » 02 Jul 2018, 18:48

"It was a pleasure to burn"

Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451

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Post by Songbird413 » 03 Jul 2018, 01:21

It was in June of 1935 that I came home from my ranch in South America for a stay of about six months.

The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

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Post by JM Hill » 03 Jul 2018, 03:39

The Italian and Irish sides of our family can argue about almost anything—the thickness of porridge, how much people can drink before they’re officially alcoholics, and which side acts more like “bloody foreigners.”

Dodging Satan by Kathleeen Zamboni McCormick
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Post by domibarq » 05 Jul 2018, 23:31

"You smell like a summer garden. All sweet and sultry and made for love."

One Way or Another
Mary J. Williams

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Post by Jmar_la » 06 Jul 2018, 16:23

From "The Altitude Journals" by David Mauro
"People ask me why I dId It. they want to know why I chose to risk my life so many times, why, at age forty-four, after living a comfortable, safe life as a financial planner, I suddenly declared myself a mountain climber and took on the highest summit of each continent—the Seven Summits"

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Post by kgloving » 07 Jul 2018, 16:09

"Though I looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris."
- The Paris Wife, Paula McLain

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Post by readingislit » 07 Jul 2018, 22:50

“Keeping a secret can be very exciting.”

The Black Notebook, Isabelle Snow

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Post by Book Bear » 08 Jul 2018, 13:17

"Would he be there that evening?"

The Runaway Wife by Rosie Clarke.

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Post by ccranston » 08 Jul 2018, 20:37

"This is how it begins."

The Last Time I Lied By Riley Sager
“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." –Paul Sweeney

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Post by Redlegs » 08 Jul 2018, 23:48

Since the passenger train connecting the icebound estates of the southern lowlands, which extend from the banks of the Tisza almost as far as the foot of the Carpathians, had, despite the garbled explanations of a haplessly stumbling guard and the promises of the stationmaster, rushing nervously on and off the platform, failed to arrive ('Well, squire, it seems to have disappeared into thin air again...' the guard shrugged, pulling a sour face), the only two serviceable old wooden-seated coaches maintained for just such an 'emergency' were coupled to an obsolete and unreliable 424, used only a a last resort, and put to work, albeit a good hour and half late, according to a timetable to which they were not bound and which was an approximation anyway, so that the locals who were waiting in vain for the eastbound service, and had accepted its delay with what appeared to be a combination of indifference and helpless resignation, might eventually arrive at their destination some fifty kilometres further along the branch line.

The Melancholy of Resistance, Laszlo Krasznahorkai

(Krasznahorkai is renowned for his long and complex sentences, and this is by no means the longest!!)
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 julessawyer » 09 Jul 2018, 09:35

"On November 11, 1997, Veronika decided that the moment to kill herself had—at last!—arrived."
Veronika Decides To Die by Paulo Coelho

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