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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #150 on: June 30, 2018, 06:29:39 PM »
"She saw that she had been wrong about the bartender; he was actually listening."

-Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #151 on: July 01, 2018, 08:27:45 PM »
He told her that he'd been a fool to take her to bed so soon: if he'd waited, he'd have been able to win her over.

Sis and Bud; a novella from the book Be My Guest by Rachel Ingalls

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #152 on: July 19, 2018, 02:35:44 PM »
But even as alcoholics are drawn to the state liquor store after a stint on the wagon, they always come back to each other.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, millennium I  by Stieg Larsson

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #153 on: July 22, 2018, 11:08:56 PM »
This tradition began long before science developed as a method, discrete from everyday practice and folklore.

The Science of Harry Potter by Mark Brake with Jon Chase

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #154 on: July 24, 2018, 08:14:48 AM »
"I'm sure he isn't tampering with the vision!"

It's actually from this one of mine. I was laying across the bed and a paperback copy was sitting in a cardboard box covered with owl images beside me.

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #155 on: July 24, 2018, 08:52:36 AM »
Cultivate "the faith to doubt," encourages the contemporary Buddhist author Stephen Batchelor.

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #156 on: July 24, 2018, 07:26:04 PM »
"And there it was, a crumb on a wizard's beard." - Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

(I should note that this is the book I'm currently reading on my Kindle, so it's kindle page 53...)

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #157 on: July 29, 2018, 06:16:15 AM »
"The woman, the dark one with the grey in her hair, was their leader."

Jim Butcher - Fool Moon (Dresden-files)

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #158 on: July 30, 2018, 02:46:54 AM »
Under normal circumstances, that trust would mean I was safer with him.

Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson)

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #159 on: August 06, 2018, 09:27:29 AM »
“If one knight charged with his lance held rigidly sideways, to sweep his opponent out of the saddle, the other knight with his lance held directly forward would knock him down a lance length before the sweep came into effect.”

-- T. H. White, The Once and Future King

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #160 on: August 06, 2018, 05:52:17 PM »
" 'But,' says I, 'my case will be doubly hard; for as they carry it ill to me now, because he desires to have me, they'll carry it worse when they shall find I have denied him; and they will presently say, there's something else in it, and then out it comes that I am married already to somebody else, or that I would never refuse a match so much above me as this one was.' "

Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe
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Offline CassieBear

Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #161 on: August 11, 2018, 08:41:59 PM »
Please note, this was the second closest book to me. The first one had a sentence that crossed that PG13 line in my own opinion.

"I'm running late."

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #162 on: August 18, 2018, 09:04:00 PM »
Macroplata, an earlier piliosaur, had a crocodile-like skull.

The Complete Guide To DINOSAURS And Prehistoric Reptiles -Chris McNab/w Consultant Prof. Micheal Benton

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #163 on: August 30, 2018, 06:17:35 PM »
John's father, Henry, the 8th Duke of Rutland, had been Honorary Colonel of two of the regiment's battalions; he had personally recruited a large number of the soldiers.

The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret, by Catherine Bailey

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #164 on: September 25, 2018, 02:36:20 AM »
"The clinical distinction is based on the type, frequency, and intensity of the behavior (e.g., a child who daily lines up objects for hours and is very distressed if any item is moved)."

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #165 on: September 28, 2018, 12:34:27 AM »
It's big, it's fast and when it's wet it is more than dangerous.

Danica-Crossing The Line

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Re: Grab the Book Closest (#2)
« Reply #166 on: October 11, 2018, 10:41:59 PM »
Shirt, sweater, two coats and the disgusting scarf he refuses to throw away, May marvelled.

The Water Room by Christopher Fowler.