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TK-421

TK-421

Joined April 2016

Reader📚Writer📝Canadian🇨🇦Slow replier🐌INFP👁SZA-BP🌓Quotsy host“📸” ❤️: Penguins🐧Tea☕️Cats🐈SFF✨Poetry📓 Nano: Vaaren GR: flappy_sip_n_flip
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Aurora's End | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Was off work early today so got to spend a good chunk of time #audiocrocheting, which was perfect since I was worried I wouldn‘t get to finish my library book before it was due to return! I finished with plenty of time to spare so avoided what would‘ve been a maddening 20 week wait to read the last quarter of the book. I was a bit put off at the beginning of the first book but I gave it a chance & once I got into it, I really enjoyed this series!

Butterfinger Such a lovely color. 1w
TheBookHippie Oh I love the green! 1w
wanderinglynn Pretty! 💚 Love that shade of green. 1w
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Kicking off #BFC2022 with some modest goals! Next month I hope to add a few more things to the list.

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
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Aurora's End | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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1. Reading goals for the year are to read 60 books (preferably unread books I already own)
2. Contentment
3. I‘m enjoying the tagged book on audio!
Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView! #ThoughtfulThursday

TheSpineView You're welcome! 2w
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My holiday #bookhaul!

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Challenges | Serge Lang
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The end of the year is coming up fast! I have a lot of catching up to do! #goodreadschallenge

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I‘m still about 3k behind but I earned two more bingos! #nanowrimo2021 #nanobingo21

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1. Currently reading Dark Matter & Rilla of Ingleside
2. Pumpkin pie!
3. I don‘t recall if it the tagged book really had an autumn feel but remember a quote from it: “It was autumn, the springtime of death.”
Thanks for the tag @DarkMina! #WeekendReads

DarkMina You‘re welcome! 2mo
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Late post for #Two4Tuesday:

1. Haven‘t completed any reading goals yet. I‘ve read 42/60 books for my #GoodreadsChallenge, which means I‘m behind schedule. I haven‘t been very good at keeping track of #LitsyAtoZ so I have no idea how I‘m doing with that!

2. I don‘t have any books I specifically want to read by the end of the year. I usually don‘t plan that far ahead!

TheSpineView Late works too! Thanks for playing! 2mo
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Got my first bingo! #nanobingo21 @Charityann

Trashcanman 🎉🎉 2mo
TK-421 @Trashcanman Thanks! 🤗 2mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2mo
Charityann Nice!😄 2mo
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Hello #WritersofLitsy! Who‘s participating in #Nanowrimo? If you haven‘t already, drop by the Litsy Campers writing group on the Nano site to say hello & tell us about your project! For any other #WrimosofLitsy out there who are interested there are still a few spots available. Comment here if you‘d like an invite! #Nanowrimo2021

julesG Thanks for the tag. I'm not doing NaNoWriMo this time. Fingers crossed for all of who are typing away busily this year. 2mo
CrowCAH Thanks for rounding us up! This year, I‘m not an official participant of NaNo. Though, I plan on writing some this month. I wish you much writing success!!! ✍🏻 2mo
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CocoReads Thanks for the tag. I did sign up and even have about 2000 words in but I‘ve had a bad week, compounded by tragedy (I‘ll try to make a post about that later, once I pull myself together for more than 10 minutes). So the long story made short is—I started but I‘m not sure I‘ll continue. 2mo
TK-421 @CocoReads I‘m so sorry to hear that! Sending love & hugs ❤️ 2mo
TK-421 @julesG Thanks! Hope to see you next year for Camp or Nano 😊 2mo
TK-421 @CrowCAH Thanks! Good luck with your writing! 2mo
julesG @CocoReads sending hugs!!!! Lots! 2mo
ozma.of.oz I‘m working on it! I haven‘t done it in a few years so we‘ll see how it goes. I‘m inglebooknook over on the website. 2mo
RainyDayReading I‘m low key participating this year. Not sure I‘ll hit 50k since I just started a new job and I‘m exhausted. But I‘ll try! Seems like weekends are going to be my best bet for getting caught up. 2mo
TK-421 @ozma.of.oz My Nano name is Vaaren. I‘ll send you an invite to the group! 2mo
TK-421 @RainyDayReading Even if you don‘t hit 50k, just writing at all is an accomplishment when you‘re going through the challenges of starting a new job! 2mo
RainyDayReading @TK-421 That‘s how I‘m trying to frame it! Especially since this is a job I want to keep for a while so it‘s important that I do well starting out. But I‘m definitely being inundated with plot bunnies 🤣 2mo
jb72 I haven‘t done much writing this month. My plan is to set a smaller goal and start on Monday (one week). 2mo
TK-421 @jb72 glad to hear you‘re moving forward with a new goal! 2mo
JazzFeathers Thanks for the tag. I am in and on track... At the moment. Aiming to finally finished a project l worked at during NaNo since 2016 😶 2mo
TK-421 @JazzFeathers That‘s awesome! I‘m also working on an ongoing project (from 2014) but I‘m behind. 2mo
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1. Anne of Green Gables
2. I love reading while it‘s snowing
3. Today I‘m grateful for my husband & our cat
#WondrousWednesday Thanks for the tag @DarkMina !

Eggs Thanks for playing 🐱👍🏼❤️ 2mo
DarkMina You‘re welcome! 2mo
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Progress is progress, even if I‘m already behind on my word count! #Nanowrimo

wanderinglynn Progress is awesome! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
JazzFeathers It's only the beginning. There's a lot of time to write a lot of words 😊 2mo
TK-421 @JazzFeathers Lots of time left! I‘m sure I‘ll get back on track 😊 2mo
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“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' #loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.” ― Walt Disney #QuotsyOct21

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Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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“This was the time, when night wasn‘t quite over but day hadn‘t quite begun, when thoughts stood out bright and clear and without #disguise.” #QuotsyOct21

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Love Songs | Sara Teasdale
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I have come to bury Love
Beneath a tree,
In the forest tall and black
Where none can see.

I shall put no flowers at his head,
Nor stone at his feet,
For the mouth I loved so much
Was bittersweet.

I shall go no more to his #grave,
For the woods are cold.
I shall gather as much of joy
As my hands can hold.

I shall stay all day in the sun
Where the wide winds blow,—
But oh, I shall cry at night
When none will know.

#QuotsyOct21

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔💔💔 3mo
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A Collection of Quotable Quotes | Cameron House, Bookwise International
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I‘ve loved hosting #Quotsy but the time has come for me to take a break. Thank you, Littens, for all the wonderful words! Special thanks to @GatheringBooks who‘s been posting daily almost from the beginning. Many thanks to @TheSpineview, @Klou, @DebinHawaii, @Blueberry and so many others who have shared quotes over the past 4 years, whether it was just one or one thousand! I love you all! ❤️ #QuotsyHost

wanderinglynn Thanks for hosting! I loved participating and seeing other‘s quotes. 3mo
TK-421 @wanderinglynn 😊🤗 3mo
Blueberry I'm going to miss your postings! 🧡 3mo
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DebinHawaii I am going to miss joining in even if I wasn‘t very consistent. Thank you for hosting all this time! 😘🤗 3mo
TrishB Thanks for this- it was a great challenge. I joined in along the way but just didn‘t have time recently (for any of them!). Thanks for the time you put into it. 3mo
TheSpineView Thanks for hosting. I have enjoyed!👍😘😍 3mo
TK-421 @TheSpineView 🤗😘😊 3mo
GatheringBooks Oh no. You will be deeply missed. Great challenge! 💕 3mo
TK-421 @GatheringBooks Thanks! 🤗😊 3mo
MatchlessMarie You are awesome! 📚🧡 3mo
Lcsmcat Thanks for carrying this for so long. 3mo
TK-421 @MatchlessMarie Thanks! 🤗😊 3mo
TK-421 @Lcsmcat 😊🤗 3mo
Klou Thank you for hosting! It's been so much fun!! 2mo
TK-421 @Klou Thanks! 😊🤗 2mo
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“When other girls had tea parties on the playground, I brought out my secondhand Ouija board and attempted to raise the dead. While my classmates gave book reports on The Wind In The Willows or Charlotte‘s Web, I did mine on tattered, paperback copies of Stephen King novels that I‘d borrowed from my grandmother. Instead of Sweet Valley High, I read books about zombies and vampires.” #zombie #QuotsyOct21

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“It was lonely on the hill, and cold. And all you could do was keep going. You could scream, cry, and stamp your feet, but apart from making you feel warmer, it wouldn‘t do any good. You could say it was unfair, and that was true, but the universe didn‘t care because it didn‘t know what “fair” meant. That was the big problem about being a #witch. It was up to you. It was always up to you.” #screech #QuotsyOct21

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Rivers to the Sea | Sara Teasdale
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“Dooryard Roses

  I HAVE come the selfsame path
     To the selfsame door,
  Years have left the roses there
     Burning as before.

  While I watch them in the wind
     Quick the hot tears start—
  Strange so frail a #flame outlasts
     Fire in the heart.”

#QuotsyOct21

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Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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“Everything was silent except the leaves of the trees, which were gently agitated by the wind; the night was nearly dark, and the scene would have been solemn and affecting even to an uninterested observer. The spirits of the departed seemed to flit around and to cast a shadow, which was felt but not seen, around the head of the mourner.” #depart #QuotsyOct21

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Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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“The moles nested in my cellar, nibbling every third potato, and making a snug bed even there of some hair left after plastering and of brown paper; for even the wildest animals love comfort and warmth as well as man, and they survive the winter only because they are so careful to secure them.” #mole #QuotsyOct21

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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“I‘d discovered, after a lot of extreme apprehension about what spoons to use, that if you do something incorrect at table with a certain arrogance, as if you knew perfectly well you were doing it properly, you can get away with it and nobody will think you are bad-mannered or poorly brought up. They will think you are original and very witty.” #apprehensive #QuotsyOct21

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Flame and Shadow | Sara Teasdale
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“Places I love come back to me like music—
   Mid-ocean, midnight, the waves buzz drowsily;
  In the ship's deep churning the #eerie phosphorescence
   Is like the souls of people who were drowned at sea,
  And I can hear a man's voice, speaking, hushed, insistent,
   At midnight, in mid-ocean, hour on hour to me.” #QuotsyOct21

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Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury
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“Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great #sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that. Shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.” #QuotsyOct21

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Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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“I succumbed to the lure of the oracle, he thought.
And he sensed that succumbing to this lure might be to fix himself upon a single-track life. Could it be, he wondered, that the oracle didn't tell the future? Could it be that the oracle made the future?” #divination #QuotsyOct21

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MARTYRS and MONSTERS | Robert Dunbar
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“The original Gothic horror tales focused on personalities deformed through loneliness. Ghouls, vampires, werewolves: all made, not born. But the isolation? Are even such as these ever truly alone? Perhaps the psyche has always been more complex than that, desire eternally more potent than terror. Surely, none prowl entirely in solitude.” #vampire #QuotsyOct21

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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“...he did his best to make their short lives miserable, because that was his job, but nothing he could think up was half as bad as the stuff they thought up themselves. They seemed to have a talent for it....Over the years Crowley had found it increasingly difficult to find anything #demonic to do which showed up against the natural background of generalized nastiness.” #QuotsyOct21

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“Years have passed, I suppose. I'm not really counting them anymore. But I think of this thing often: Perhaps there is a Golden Age someplace, a Renaissance for me sometime, a special time somewhere, somewhere but a ticket, a visa, a diary-page away. I don't know where or when. Who does? Where are all the rains of yesterday?
In the invisible city?
Inside me?
It is cold and quiet outside and the horizon is infinity. There is no sense of movement...

TK-421 ...There is no moon, and the stars are very bright, like broken diamonds, all.”
― Roger Zelazny, This Moment of the Storm, Modern Classics of Science Fiction #count #QuotsyOct21
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Bookshop Memories | George Orwell
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Yesterday I helped a friend sort through her late partner‘s books to decide which ones to keep & which ones will go to the used bookstore for trade. We shared some tears & smiles thinking about him & how he was always reading. It was really tough for her to let go of some of his books but we think he‘d be happy she‘s trading them for books she‘ll enjoy. I got the ones in the photo & I feel honoured to now have some of his books gracing my shelves.

LeahBergen Oh, this is lovely. 💗 3mo
TiredLibrarian That's very kind to help her with this. 💕 3mo
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Horns: A Novel | Joe Hill
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“It did no good to tell himself that it was all in his head if it went on happening anyway. His belief was not required; his #disbelief of was no consequence.” #QuotsyOct21

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“And louder than all of that were the whispers that became stronger every day from thousands and thousands of people creeping to the edge and quietly admitting, “Me too. I thought it was just me.” And the whispers became a roar. And the roar became an anthem that carried me through some of my darkest moments. I did not ride that wave alone.” #whisper #QuotsyOct21

GondorGirl This book really changed the way I live with anxiety and depression. It helped me learn to focus on the good times and live those moments to their fullest without worrying about when the dark times would be back. 3mo
TK-421 @GondorGirl That‘s great! Learning to focus on the good times is so important. I love this book ❤️ It helped me a lot too 3mo
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The Shepherd's Crown | Terry Pratchett
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“She knew how the memory plays tricks, and the old stories had power, and everyone forgot how 'terrific' really meant 'brings #terror'. Her people would only remember that the elves sang beautifully. They would have forgotten what their song was about.” #QuotsyOct21

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“I assumed that Daddy had accidentally left a bobcat in the house, fallen asleep, realized his terrible mistake when he woke up and heard Victor‘s voice, and was now surreptitiously sneaking it out the back door so that Victor would never suspect that we were the type of family to keep live bobcats in the house. Unfortunately, that was not my father‘s intent at all...” #sneak #QuotsyOct21

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Unseen Academicals | Terry Pratchett
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“He would sit all night under the lamp, book of the moment in front of him, dictionary and thesaurus on either side, wringing the meaning out of every word, punching ceaselessly at his own ignorance.” #punch #QuotsyOct21

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White Oleander | Janet Fitch
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“That was the thing about words, they were clear and specific - chair, eye, #stone - but when you talked about feelings, words were too stiff, they were this and not that, they couldn't include all the meanings. In defining, they always left something out.” #QuotsyOct21

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I‘m so torn right now! I just finished Aurora Rising so I‘m tempted to start book two & stay immersed in that world... BUT I‘ve also been waiting for The Last Graduate since I finished A Deadly Education back in July & I‘ve been dying to get back to the Scholomance to find out what happens next... Argh! Decisions, decisions! I might have to flip a coin. #BookwormProblems

julesG Difficult choice. I'd go with The Graduate 3mo
TK-421 @julesG After much deliberation, that‘s what I did! 3mo
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1. Stop Worrying; Start Writing by Sarah Painter and Black Powder War by Naomi Novik
2. The writing book is giving me lots of ideas on how to overcome procrastination & I‘m itching to write again! I‘m enjoying Black Powder War too, though I found it a bit slow in some spots. It‘s picking up now!

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The Last Continent | Terry Pratchett
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“Whoever had designed the skeletons of creatures had even less imagination than whoever had done the outsides. At least the outside-designer had tried a few novelties in the spots, wool and stripes department, but the bone-builder had generally just put a skull on a ribcage, shoved a pelvis in further along, stuck on some arms and legs and had the rest of the day off.” #skeleton #QuotsyOct21

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“The #trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows.” #QuotsyOct21

Cathythoughts Good point 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
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Enjoyed some #audiocrocheting this evening with Minerva 😊 I‘m getting sort of close to the end of the tagged book & want to keep going but I have to go to bed! 😭 #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn Ooh, I love the colors! 💜 3mo
Gissy 😻❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 3mo
TK-421 @wanderinglynn Thank you! 3mo
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Odd Hours | Dean Ray Koontz
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“The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss...

TK-421 ... And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness, because to nurture the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life.” #mysterious #empty #QuotsyOct21 4mo
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Getting in a bit of #audiobook time while Minerva prowls around the yard on this crisp October evening! #readingbuddy #catsofLitsy

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Just Jane | Nancy Moser
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“My stories wrap around me like a #cozy quilt, and sometimes I long to pull that quilt over my head and pin the blanket shut, allowing me to immerse myself in the world vivid in my mind.” #QuotsyOct21

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Enjoying a bit of #audiocrocheting before bed

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Anne of the Island (Special Collector's) | Lucy Maud Montgomery, L M Montgomery
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“Why, I have nine grades in my school and I have to teach a little of everything, from investigating the interiors of earthworms to the study of the solar system. My youngest pupil is four—his mother sends him to school to 'get him out of the way'—and my oldest twenty—it 'suddenly struck him' that it would be easier to go to school and get an education than follow the plough any longer.” #grade #QuotsySep21

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Challenges | Ben Bova
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 😘🙏🏻 4mo
Klou Thank you!! 4mo
TheSpineView Thanks! 😊😘🥰 4mo
Eggs Lovely❤️❤️ Thank you!! 4mo
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A Collection of Quotable Quotes | Cameron House, Bookwise International
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Here‘s the list for #QuotsyOct21! Thank you to everyone who shared quotes in September 🧡 Looking forward to seeing what you come up with this month! For anyone who hasn‘t played before, the idea is to share a quote inspired by the daily word. To learn more, check out the QuotsyInfo hashtag or search a previous month‘s hashtags to see examples. If you have questions, please comment here. #QuotsyHost

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#Leaves are falling all around
It's time I was on my way
Thanks to you I'm much obliged
For such a pleasant stay
But now it's time for me to go
The autumn moon lights my way
For now I smell the rain
And with it pain
And it's headed my way
Ah, sometimes I grow so tired
But I know I've got one thing I got to do
Ramble on...
#QuotsySep21

AmyG 🙌🏻 4mo
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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“Teccam claims it is better to have a mouthful of poison than a secret of the heart. Any fool will spit out poison, he says, but we hoard these painful treasures. We swallow hard against them every day, forcing them deep inside us. They they sit, growing heavier, festering. Given enough time, they cannot help but #crush the heart that holds them.” #QuotsySep21

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“Storm, wind, the wild March sky, sunsets and dawns; the birds and bees, butterflies and flowers of her garden, with a few trusted human friends, were sufficient companionship. The coming of the first robin was a jubilee beyond crowning of monarch or birthday of pope; the first red leaf hurrying through "the altered air," an epoch. Immortality was close about her; and while never morbid or #melancholy, she lived in its presence.” #QuotsySep21

TK-421 from preface by Mabel Loomis Todd 4mo
TheSpineView 👍🤩 4mo
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