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Offline Rhedyn

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #475 on: September 28, 2014, 04:54:54 AM »
In the womb everything comes to us in a wave of motion.

~The Four Elements, Reflections On Nature ~ John O'Donohue.

Offline Valerian

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #476 on: September 30, 2014, 01:06:59 PM »
Many butlers, however, appear to have viewed the job as a celibate calling, perhaps because it was so difficult to envisage where the career servant would stand in any society outside the servants' hall.

Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times, by Lucy Lethbridge

Offline Rhedyn

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #477 on: October 07, 2014, 03:11:21 PM »
Otherwise, Kerrick would have lost his patience with Quain long ago.

~Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder.

Offline avorae

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #478 on: October 08, 2014, 10:55:08 PM »
Page 56 is a character sheet for Horace Farrow...

Scion Hero by White Wolf

Offline Rhedyn

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #479 on: October 09, 2014, 03:40:49 AM »
She flashed me a triumphant smile as she linked her arm in mine.

~Cold Magic by Kate Elliot.

Offline wander

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #480 on: October 09, 2014, 06:44:36 AM »
"Whether it's the people next to us turning into Titans, a hair-covered Titan throwing boulders at us, or a handful of Titans popping up inside the walls."

~Attack on Titan, volume 13~

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Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #481 on: October 09, 2014, 08:03:42 AM »
Guard against life-bale  beloved Beowulf
best of warriors  and win for your soul
eternal counsel -- do not care for pride
great shield-champion!

(Beowulf: an Updated Verse Translation, by Frederick Rebsamen)

Offline Emjay

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #482 on: October 10, 2014, 06:43:57 PM »
"He was the eldest of the six children of the Reverend Theodorus and Anna Cornelia van Gogh."

- What Are You Looking At: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art by Will Gompertz

Offline Lilias

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #483 on: October 14, 2014, 08:28:06 AM »
'The resultant data also lends support to my argument that Artemis was originally a parthenogenetic goddess.'
~Marguerite Rigoglioso, Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity

Offline Valerian

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #484 on: October 14, 2014, 12:36:52 PM »
"Weeks later the French, Scots and English signed the Treaty of Edinburgh, in which it was agreed that all foreign soldiers, French and English alike, would withdraw from Scotland."
~Anna Whitelock, The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court

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Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #485 on: February 13, 2015, 09:58:25 AM »
Aech was one of the highest-ranked combatants in the OASIS, in both the Deathmatch and Capture the Flag leagues.

Ready Player One, by Earnest Cline

Great book chock full of 80s nerd culture.  Totally recommend it.

Offline SpiralSpider

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #486 on: February 13, 2015, 10:03:35 AM »
The sand castle was reluctantly abandoned, its moat half dug.

Offline AmberStarfire

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Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #487 on: February 13, 2015, 10:11:28 AM »
"The tall, slim, dark-haired man appears in Waterdeep as a rich trader, clad in purple robes, with a bodyguard of four or five men, and his crony Greeme, a 5th level CE fighter who uses poisoned weapons."

(AD&D Forgotten Realms 'Waterdeep and the North' by Ed Greenwood).

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Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #488 on: February 14, 2015, 11:44:55 PM »
As she continues talking, the therapist helps her explore her transference:

(Ronald J. Comer, Abnormal Psychology)

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Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #489 on: February 15, 2015, 06:50:28 AM »
"We know from Valerius Maximus that Rutilius in 105 BC introduced the methods of the gladiatorial schools into military training, and from the author of the fourth book of the Stratagemata that Marius was so impressed by the troops trained by Rutilius that he preferred them to his own."

- G. R. Watson, The Roman Soldier.

Offline MsMonster

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #490 on: February 16, 2015, 08:25:06 AM »
"Of these, she liked best one that showed them sitting in a leaf-dappled light amid picnic debris and looking at one another with expressions that, though unsmiling, seemed mirthful and full of delight."

In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

Offline EmyKat

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #491 on: March 01, 2015, 03:06:53 AM »
"We wanted to create a robot but did not want it to come across as cold and lifeless, so we decided to make it look more like a clay figurine."

The Legend of Zelda ~ Hyrule Hystoria
(wow I'm a nerd lol)

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Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #492 on: March 01, 2015, 03:18:23 AM »
"The courtiers, who now came in, were very grand and noble; but he who could see it all knew very well what it all meant."

'The Travelling Companion', from the Complete Illustrated Works of Hans Christian Andersen.

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Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #493 on: March 01, 2015, 04:51:00 AM »
"What would you like to do this evening?"

Fifty Shades Darker

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Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #494 on: March 01, 2015, 06:23:16 AM »
A slightly dust-covered copy of PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja.

"While numbers are the most common choice for array indices, there's another possibility. You can also use strings as indices to create what's called an associative array."

Offline DukeJohn

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #495 on: March 01, 2015, 08:38:51 PM »
The Sun Also Rises sitting on the edge of my bookshelf next to me-

"So do you, my dear."

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Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #496 on: March 02, 2015, 08:20:25 AM »
"All was dark-skied and hazy, and small chips of rain were starting to fall."

- The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.

Offline Kurzyk

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #497 on: March 02, 2015, 09:28:42 AM »
In 1994 she systematically demolished Gaskell's myth with a 1,003-page fire-hose of a scholarship called The Brontes.

The Talent Code ~ Daniel Coyle

Offline Rhedyn

Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #498 on: March 31, 2015, 12:27:05 PM »
Some people 'sense' rather than visualise their meditations; others find that the images are faint and patchy.

~Living Magically by Gill Edwards.

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Re: Grab the book closest
« Reply #499 on: April 02, 2015, 06:19:02 PM »
"What would you like to do this evening?"

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