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edennugget

Joined June 2018

to read or not to read... has never been a question
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City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
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Our man in Havana | Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens

'Childhood was the germ of all mistrust. You were cruelly joked upon and then you cruelly joked. You lost the remembrance of pain through inflicting it. [...] Schools were said to construct character by chipping off the edges. His edges had been chipped, but the result had not, he thought, been character - only shapelessness, like an exhibit in the Museum of Modern Art.'

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Our man in Havana | Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens

"You should dream more, Mr Wormold. Reality in our century is not something to be faced."

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Our man in Havana | Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens
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First impressions - loving the mindset and philosophies of Dr Hasselbacher!

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Our man in Havana | Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens

"My worry isn't this year's or even next year's, it's a long term worry."

"Then it's not worth calling a worry."

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

'It's a filthy world, Solomon. No one is clean. Living makes you dirty.'

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

'I'm making a wish, Solly. I'm making a wish. Sometimes that's how it starts.'

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

'There's nothing fucking worse than knowing that you're just like everybody else. What a messed-up, lousy existence.'

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

'The tax for being mediocre comes from you and everyone else knowing that you are mediocre. It's a heavier tax than you'd think.'

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

"Listen, there is a tax, you know, on success [...] If you do well at anything, you gotta pay up to all the people who did worse. On the other hand, if you do badly, life makes you pay a shit tax, too. Everybody pays something."

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

"There are a lot of troubled young women in this world. We can't save them all."

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

'Somewhere after being sorry, there had to be another day, and even after a conviction, there could be good in the judgement.'

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

"But I was born today, and isn't it funny how no one gets to remember that moment and who was there? It's all what's told to you. You're here now. You are a mother to me."

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

'Yoseb could understand the boy's anger, but he wanted another chance to talk to him, to tell Noa that a man must learn to forgive - to know what is important, that to live without forgiveness was a kind of death with breathing and movement.'

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

'The stupid heart could not help but hope.'

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

'Like a man starved, Noa filled his mind, ravenous for good books.'

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

'Hansu never told him to study, but rather to learn, and it occurred to Noa that there was a marked difference. Learning was like playing, not labour.'

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

"Just study," Hansu had said. "Learn everything. Fill your mind with knowledge - it's the only kind of power no one can take away from you."

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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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'Still, one got over things. Still, life had a way of adding day to day.'

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A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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Four friends move to New York, all in pursuit of ambitious careers: acting, architecture, painting, and law. We follow their lives from their early twenties, fresh out of college, to their late sixties, by which time, the dynamic of their group of four has completely and irreversibly changed.

A broken man looks for companionship, understanding, and patience, but finds he cannot keep it.

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A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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Jude St Francis is so pure.

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A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara

'Fear and hatred, fear and hatred: often, it seemed that those were the only two qualities he possessed. Fear of everyone else; hatred of himself.'

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A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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The person sitting in front of me on the train is reading one of my favourite books - The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo!

Do you guys spark conversations with fellow bookworms when out and about? I wish I could, but I'm a little awkward!

Beatlefan129 I have! Sure, it can be awkward, but usually people get really excited to talk about what they‘re reading 2mo
edennugget @Beatlefan129 I regret not talking to her! From now on I'll be sure to muster up some courage to talk to strangers haha... 2mo
Lauram Do it!!! I love when others tell me they love when I‘m reading. 2mo
edennugget @Lauram I would love it if anyone else told me that, so not sure what is making me hesitate being the instigator of such conversations! 2mo
rather_be_reading definitely!!! 2mo
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The peach scene...

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The apricots scene has me choking! Goodness this is not what I expected but also simultaneously great...

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The Colour of Milk | Nell Leyshon
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Breakfast today was toast, banana, Nutella that I didn't want to risk putting on the toast and ruining the aesthetic with, and a book! What's your favourite meal of the day?

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Not in a YA mood at the moment but YA Historical Fiction just hits differently...

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Fangirling so hard at this reference! Only one of my favourite Shakespeare plays!! 💕

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Duchess of Malfi | John Webster

‘Time will easily scatter the tempest.‘

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah

‘A thing can be true and not the truth.‘

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah

‘His smile reawakened her in a way, reminded her that there was more to life than work. He taught her something new about friendship: it picked right back up where you‘d left off, as if you hadn‘t been apart at all.‘

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah

“What‘s your story, missy?”

“I don‘t have a story.”

“Everyone has a story. Maybe yours just starts up here.”

“Maybe.”

The_Real_Nani This book starts out so well. 5mo
edennugget @The_Real_Nani Absolutely! The ending broke me... 5mo
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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A fruitful library haul! Currently rereading one of my favourites so as soon as I saw that the borrower of another Hosseini had returned ATME, I picked it up!

Louise_Lulu I love the whole stack 3mo
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘[Being a princess] has nothing to do with what you look like, or what you have. It has only to do with what you think of, and what you do.‘

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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tpixie What a wonderful quotation! This is 1 of my favorite all-time books of my childhood 💜 6mo
edennugget @tpixie Absolutely! Beautiful books like this just shaped me as a person. 6mo
tpixie @edennugget yes! ♥️📚♥️ 6mo
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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This spoke to me on spiritual levels as a kid and to this day... still does!

tpixie YES!! oh, I should re-read this!!
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edennugget @tpixie You should! This and ‘The Little White Horse‘ have helped me out of my mid-year reading slump. Nothing cures like rereading childhood favourites! 6mo
tpixie @edennugget 😊 i‘ve never read the little white horse but those quotations look good too!! 6mo
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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tpixie On my! another great quote!!!!
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I don‘t think I‘ll ever tire of this childhood gem!

Despite some offensive classism and racism due to this book being a product of its time, the strong character of Sara and the influence she had on me as a child holds true. Sara Crewe taught me boundless imagination, unfaltering optimism, resilient diligence, and constant selflessness.

The magic of childhood imagination need never fade as we age! That is one message I hope to remember.

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘She was a proud, brave little chatelaine, and dispensed generously the one hospitality she could offer - the dreams she dreamed - the visions she saw - the imaginings which were her joy and comfort.‘

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘She could not be made rude and malicious by the rudeness and malice of those about her.‘

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘Give her books, and she would devour them and end by knowing them by heart.‘

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘She had learned to know how comforting a smile, even from a stranger, may be.‘

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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