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lis_s

Joined May 2016

• Human being • ❁ • Ravenclaw ⚯͛ Thunderbird • I like books and simplicity • Goodreads: Lis_S | Instagram: lis_s_1
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"We barely get any time on this planet. Do not spend it pleasing other people. Fuck politeness. Live life exactly how you want to live it so you can love the life you make for yourself." - Karen Kilgariff

"I tend to think too much and worry a lot, but reading takes me into a totally different world where there‘s no room for my own bullshit." - Georgia Hardstark

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The Future | Neil Hilborn
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“I know tomorrow is going to come because I‘ve seen it. Sunrise is going to come, all you have to do is wake up.”

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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“Humbling women seems to me a chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.” .. [🌞]

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Fish in a Tree | Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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“For teachers . . .
who see the child before the student,
who remind us that we all have
special gifts to offer the world,
who foster the importance of standing out rather than fitting in.

And for kids . . .
who find their grit to conquer life´s challenges―
no matter what those challenges may be.

You are heroes."

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“I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.”

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Lucy and Linh | Alice Pung
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“So for me, leadership is about building your own character before you start influencing anyone else. To be a true leader, I think you must first learn what it is like to follow — And to follow without losing your own moral compass, you have to know yourself and appreciate where you come from.”

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“Throughout history, all dictators, tyrants, and oppressors, whatever their ideology—whether Aryan, African, Asian, Arab, Slav, or any other racial background; whether defenders of popular revolutions, or the privileges of the upper classes, or God‘s mandate, or martial law—have had one thing in common: the vicious persecution of the written word. Books are extremely dangerous; they make people think.”

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“Y todo seguirá igual de lindo siempre, pero no igual de igual.” .. ?

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Child of the Moon | Jessica Semaan
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Feel the hell out of your heart. The world needs your heart.

Love your feelings. And use them. To create. To write. To paint. To dance. To sing. To design. To help others feel accepted. To love deeply.

–Excerpt from “What they called you”

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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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“But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin.”

“In fact,” said Mustapha Mond, “you're claiming the right to be unhappy.”

“All right then,” said the Savage defiantly, “I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.”

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“Todos estamos llenos de fronteras. Todos andamos por ahí con nuestras heridas a la derecha, nuestras alegrías a la izquierda. Pero nuestras fracturas siempre sanan. Rompernos es lo que nos permite volver a construirnos a nuestro antojo. Son nuestras continuas muertes las que nos permiten reinventarnos. Sacudirnos los miedos o los dolores que tenemos pegados al cuerpo y volver a nacer.”

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“This is a story of two people—one human, one inhuman—who linger in the hazy twilight that separates night from day.” .. 💙

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Our Numbered Days | Neil Hilborn
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“There are days when I cannot find the sun even though it‘s right outside my goddamn window, when getting out of bed feels like the key in the doomsday machine, so on those days, this is what I tell myself: whatever you are feeling right now, there is a mathematical certainty that someone is feeling that exact thing.

This is not to say you aren‘t special. This is to say thank god you aren‘t special.”

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Helium | Rudy Francisco
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I am learning that this body is not a shotgun.
I am learning that this body is not a pistol.
I am learning that a man is not defined by what he can destroy.

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1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Ready to scratch off 1984 from the list! 🤓💙

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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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“I know life well enough to know you can‘t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can‘t stop people from dying. You can‘t stop them from going away.”

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“The impossible cannot have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”

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The Red Ribbon | Lucy Adlington
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I just found out the name of my blind date .. !!

Gonna leave it at that, it‘ll be more interesting to read it that way .. 😍💙

#blinddatewithabook

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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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“A wrongdoing doesn‘t give us the right to do wrong.”

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“So what do you do on flights?”⠀
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“Drink gin. Plot murders.”

(The usual.. 🤣)

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“..sometimes it seems like everyone knows who I am except me.”

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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“It‘s not a contest about whose days suck the most, Auggie. The point is we all have to put up with the bad days.”

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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“We do it ourselves we do it ourselves we DO IT to OURSELVES. In other words (make note of this!): MAN IS THE CREATURE HE FEARS.”

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“Scared is what you‘re feeling. Brave is what you‘re doing.”

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“Entonces, ¿para qué recuerda la gente? ¿Para restablecer la verdad? ¿La justicia? ¿Para liberarse y olvidar?”

[Then why do people remember? So that they can determine the truth? For fairness? So they can free themselves and forget?]

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“The years pass in their hundreds and their thousands, and what does any man see of life but a few summers, a few winters? We look at mountains and call them eternal, and so they seem... but in the course of time, mountains rise and fall, rivers change their courses, stars fall from the sky, and great cities sink beneath the sea. Even gods die, we think. Everything changes.”

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“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

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“armor is for women who have something to lose”

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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↣ i have
what i have
and i am happy

i‘ve lost
what i‘ve lost
and i am
still
happy ↢

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you must look the things you are scared of
right in the eyes
and say
i am far too smart
to have something as dull as you
deter me

[excerpt from “three things i have learned four thousand miles from home”]

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“The big picture cannot be changed. But in the meantime, as Loki once said, we can choose to alter the details. That‘s how we take control of our destiny.”

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Cien aos de soledad | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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"...el secreto de una buena vejez no es otra cosa que un pacto honrado con la soledad."

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Cien aos de soledad | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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“...en una ocasión que este explicaba con muchos pormenores el mecanismo del amor, lo interrumpió para preguntarle: "¿Qué se siente?" José Arcadio le dio una respuesta inmediata:

-Es como un temblor de tierra."

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Lullabies | Lang Leav
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Lil‘ gem from this book.

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Lullabies | Lang Leav
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"I love you, I do—
you have my word.

You have all
my words."

Happy belated World Poetry Day!

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”

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"So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we‘ll never know most of them. But even if we don‘t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them."

~ ❁ ~

I love this book so much! ??

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“Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way.”

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“Everything is true at once. Life is contradiction. We take in every lesson. We find what works.”

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“Your now is not your forever.”

Perfect quote for sucky times.. 😌💙

TrishB Yep ..... 2y
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1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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A little reminder:

“Big Brother is Watching You.” .. 👁

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Isn‘t it amazing how one small action ~an idea~ can set off a series of events!? John Green‘s scavenger hunt for TATWD allowed people to meet, those peeps became friends and now have created this amazing space that [to me] feels like home.

Thank you to John, Rosianna and everyone behind this. Thank you to the amazing Nerdfighters/Tuatarians that never fail to make me smile. I love you! :koalahug: 💙

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Beautiful Chaos | Robert M Drake
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"Look deeper through the telescope and do not be afraid when the stars collide towards the darkness, because sometimes the most beautiful things begin in chaos."

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Ulysses | James Joyce
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"History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake."

Hello! I hope you‘re all doing good.

Hurricane María was a thing over here (??) and things have been crazy. My family is fine, I am too.

Books helped a lot, tho‘. Hopefully, when things get less hectic, I‘ll tell you about some of the amazing stories I‘ve read.

These are scary times. Take care wherever you are ?

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"There are a lot of human experiences that challenge the limits of our language” .. ?

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The Honest Truth | Dan Gemeinhart
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"Here's what I don't get: just about anything. I don't get any of it all." .. ?

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"I love you present tense" .. ?

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The Magician | Michael Scott
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"Humans have made astonishing strides in the last few hundred years; they have created wonders."

De Ayala floated around to hover directly in front of her. "And in their rush to create wonders, they have ignored the wonders all around them, ignored the mysteries, the beauty."

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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"You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after."

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I've seen a lot of fuss around this book and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy for what seems like forever. I'd never read anything by Tolkien before or seen the movies, so this was my first step into his world (I know, what an uncultured swine!) I thought the book was good. It was not a "knocks-my-socks-off" kind of story.. but pretty good. I do have high expectations for the trilogy now, so *hopefully* I'll be checking that out soon.