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I look at Peeta and he gives me a sad smile. I hear Haymitch's voice. "You could do a lot worse." At this moment, it's impossible to imagine how I could do any better. The gift...it is perfect. So when I rise up on my tiptoe to kiss him, it doesn't seem forced at all.Suzanne Collins
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The Death Cure by James Dashner
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3)
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Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell by Emily Brontë
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This is my first experience reading poetry. I enjoy the Bronte Sisters style of writing and thought this might be a nice beginning point for me. I found that I had to read the poems occasionally and individually. At first I found my self reading the...more
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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Number the Stars
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Number the Stars was the story of two 10 year old girls living in Copenhagen, Denmark; Annemarie Johansen and her friend Ellen Rosen who is a Jew. Annemarie's parents are members of the underground movement that help Jews to safely leave the country....more
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The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola
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The main character of the novel was actually the store, The Ladies Paradise, and is an historical essay about business, marketing and consumerism in the second wave of the industrial revolution and the expansion of Paris under Napoleon III's reign....more
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“I could wish nothing better for each of you, my dear young friends, than love---the companionship of one dearer than any friend; someone to be deliriously excited over and to be happy with; someone to stir within you the very best that is there; someone to grow more appreciative of, more tender toward, more grateful for, more a part of as one year becomes another and life moves toward eternity. May the Lord answer your prayers with love, the kind that will always express itself in concern not for self but for your beloved companion" ("And the Greatest of these is Love," BYU Devotional, February 14, 1978).”
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Neil Gaiman
“And as for grown-ups . . ." she stopped talking, rubbed her freckled nose with a finger. Then, "I'm going to tell you something important. Grown-ups don't look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they're big and thoughtless and they always know what they're doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. The truth is, there aren't any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Earlene Fowler
“I was six years old when my mother died. For a long time afterward, the sweet and earthy magnolia scent of her would permeate my dreams. No matter what I was dreaming about, good or frightening, my mother's smell would waft through my nighttime adventures, infusing them with her unseen presence, reassuring me even through their darkest moments. I never told anyone about this. I felt that, somehow, my mother had found a way to communicate with me from heaven even though I knew from the down-to-earth practicality of my Baptist Sunday School lessons that it was likely impossible. Still, I have heard it said more than once that with God, nothing is impossible. Is it so hard to imagine that He, in His infinite compassion, might have, for a moment in time, comforted a scared little girl with her mother's familiar scent?”
Earlene Fowler, Delectable Mountains

Tyler Cowen
“Once you're using sides and sauces you're on the right track and you're also following the general principles about how to eat well in the United States.”
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Mary Ann Shaffer
“Do you know what sentence of his (Wordsworth) I admire the most? It is "The bright day is done, and we are for the dark." I wish I'd known those words on the day I watched those German troops land, plane-load after plane-load of them--and come off ships down in the harbor! All I could think of was damn them, damn them, over and over. If I could have thought the words “the bright day is done and we are for the dark,” I’d have been consoled somehow and ready to go out and contend with circumstance—instead of my heart sinking to my shoes.”
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