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BilboBookends

BilboBookends

Joined July 2016

Animal obsessed | outdoor enthusiast | gimme all the books
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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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“I suppose at one time in my life I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell.”

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“People do go mad, you know, if you stop them from sleeping for long enough...”

Reecaspieces I enjoyed this one. Not a fan of the ending though. 2mo
BilboBookends @Reecaspieces I couldn‘t agree more. I really enjoy Ruth Ware but it seems her endings are always rushed 😬 2mo
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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”If you leave a door half open, soon you‘ll hear the whispers spoken.”

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“Human cruelty has its limits-at least I thought so at the time.”

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it‘s just too much. The current‘s too strong. They‘ve got to let go, drift apart.”

The_Real_Nani Just read this last month. So good. 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this book, still haunts me! 4mo
rretzler One of my favorites! 4mo
Nute A treasured book of mine! Still under its spell! 4mo
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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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“Once, in my father's bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget—we will return.” ❤️❤️❤️

emz711 First time you're reading it? Wish I could go back to my first time! 4mo
BilboBookends @emz711 it was and I LOVED it! And the best part is after I was suffering hard from a book hangover, I found it was part of a series?!?! 😱👏🏻😍 4mo
emz711 4 books, last one came out last year and ice read it twice already. They're incredible. Keep going! 4mo
Nute You have just read another on my favorite books!😃 4mo
BilboBookends @Nute glad we‘re on the same “page” when it comes to book love! 4mo
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Congo | Michael Crichton
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“Today we are surrounded by man and his creations. Man is inescapable, everywhere on the globe, and nature is a fantasy, a dream of the past, long gone.”

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The Lost World | Michael Crichton
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“For our own species, evolution occurs mostly through our behavior. We innovate new behavior to adapt.”

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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“Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.”

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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“Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way.”

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Night | Elie Wiesel
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“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.”

Blh87 He came and spoke at my high school (a million years ago). He was absolutely fantastic. Excellent book. (edited) 5mo
BilboBookends @Blh87 man, what I would give to hear him speak! The last time I read this book was high school and it was still just as haunting and horrific. (edited) 5mo
Blh87 @BilboBookends it was beyond inspirational. 5mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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“History doesn‘t quite repeat itself, but damn, it sure can rhyme.”

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The best way to break a book rut is to return to a world you love ❤️

Lady_Tigana_20 I love your corgi. I just stalked your posts to see more pics. 😂 I love animals, but I only walk up and talk to strangers when they have corgis. They break down my shyness. 5mo
BilboBookends Thanks @Lady_Tigana_20! They are the goofiest dogs 😂😂 5mo
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At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen
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“I stared at him for a long time. If he wanted to end his search for the beast, he need look no further than a mirror.”

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💗💗 5mo
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Breaking Wild | Diane Les Becquets
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“The wild spaces allowed me to hear the whispers of something much greater than myself and I couldn‘t get enough of it.”

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Finally hoppin‘ on this bookwagon 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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“Sometimes a vivid imagination is a curse.”

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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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“You couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the missing teenage girl. Sixteen years old. White. Middle class. Very pretty. No one ever seemed quite as outraged when an ugly woman went missing.”

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“It was a peaceful, unassuming life scored by birds in the morning and crickets in the evening, and because it was precious to us, we handled it with care.”

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“Sometimes she heard night-sounds she didn't know or jumped from lightning too close, but whenever she stumbled, it was the land who caught her. Until at last, at some unclaimed moment, the heart-pain seeped away like water into sand. Still there, but deep. Kya laid her hand upon the breathing, wet earth, and the marsh became her mother.”

BookishMarginalia Gorgeous pic! 7mo
SarahHarts_books Can't wait to read this one!! 7mo
BilboBookends @SarahHarts_books it‘s definitely worth it 👌🏻 7mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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“we often mistake love for fireworks - for drama and dysfunction. But real love is very quiet, very still. It's boring, if seen from the perspective of high drama. Love is deep and calm - and constant.”

SarahHarts_books Just finished this one!! 👍👍 7mo
BilboBookends What did you think @Sharteau ?? 7mo
SarahHarts_books @BilboBookends I wasn't sure I was going to like it at first. It started off a little slow. But by the time I finished, I was hooked. The end made the book for me! 7mo
BilboBookends @Sharteau agreed! When I first started it it reminded me a little of Shutter Island but ended up nothing like it 😂 that ending though 😱 7mo
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Necessary Lies | Diane Chamberlain
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“All the love in the world doesn't put food on the table.”

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Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home | Heather Anderson
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“All that‘s left to do then is walk.”

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“You‘re not a bad person. I would never hurt you.”

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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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“The unproven, he says, should not be confused with the impossible”

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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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“You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.”

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“You'll stay with me?'
Until the very end,‘ said James.”

ZeinaHesham This part 💕💕 8mo
BilboBookends @ZeinaHesham ❤️❤️ 8mo
DrawingSustenance Awwwww 🥰 4mo
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The Mountain Between Us | Charles Martin
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“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but if you want to hurt someone...way down deep, use words.”

Wife So true 🌹 9mo
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“No thank you,” I said. “I don‘t want to accept a drink from you, because then I would be obliged to purchase one for you in return, and I‘m afraid I‘m simply not interested in spending two drinks‘ worth of time with you.”

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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So excited to add this beauty to my collection 😍

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“We stand in shit but let us not drown in it.”

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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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“What matters, she tells herself, is that even on the hardest days, when the grief is so heavy she can barely breathe, she must carry on.”

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A Piece of the World | Christina Baker Kline
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“All were given one chance to step into a happily ever after- or at least it must have seemed that way. But was it the prince who attracted them, or merely the opportunity to escape?”

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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“A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated.”

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Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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I have no idea what just happened, but I liked it.

ohyeahthatgirl I felt the same way! Her new book comes out next week and I hope it's just as weird and great. 11mo
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“Too many people have smiles that don‘t mean what a smile is supposed to mean.”

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“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” #gryffindornails

butterbeerheist The nails 😱 13mo
BilboBookends @butterbeerheist I know right 😍 12mo
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Promise Not to Tell | Jennifer McMahon
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“The dead can blame.”

Courtneyjo_reads This looks good! 13mo
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The Ruins | Scott Smith
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“It waits till we‘re weak before it reveals its strength.”

Busha1984 I need to read this! Did you see the movie? 10mo
BilboBookends @Busha1984 I didn‘t! 10mo
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Phantoms | Dean Koontz
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“There are silences and silences. No one of them is like another. There is the silence of grief in velvet-draped rooms of a plushly carpeted funeral parlor which is far different from the bleak and terrible silence of grief in a widower's lonely bedroom.”

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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“To this beautiful young woman with the heart-shaped face and lush body-the woman my husband Richard, left me for-I'm as invisible as the pigeon scavenging on the sidewalk next to me.
She has no idea what will happen to her if she continues like this.
None at all.”

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The Butterfly Garden | Dot Hutchison
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“The trouble with sociopaths, really, is that you never know where they draw their boundaries.”

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“Some situations have no simple resolution; all we can do is steer the course that causes the least harm.”

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How better to celebrate Harry Potter‘s birthday??

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“The love of sisters needs no words. It does not depend on memories, or mementos, or proof. It runs as deep as a heartbeat. It is as ever present as a pulse.”

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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“What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?”

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“Watching is like nature photography: You don‘t interfere with the wildlife.”

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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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“Two years he walks the earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road.”

heyitsMacall I just watched this movie and I was so mad because I was comparing his story to The Stranger in the Woods. 2 years is nothing! 😂 1y
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Wise words from Sam Gamgee 👏🏻

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The audio of this book was too much fun! Read by Newt Scamander himself (Eddie Redmayne) it also includes magical creature sounds 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Now I‘m going to have to reread this! 2y
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