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“If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.”
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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro
read in January, 2015
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I did the mistake of watching the movie before reading the book. More so because I absolutely loved the movie. I actually think it is one of the most beautiful love stories out there. The book did not, in any way, live up to this. You see, when you w ...more
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The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
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Action-packed, bad-ass and highly interesting (somewhat confusing) sci-fi story. Excellent second novel that took a different twist that first expected, but without disappointing. Genius plot-twists and very intense characters.

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2012
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Extraordinary.
This book has no faults.
The language is perfection, the way it is written, the characters.... BRAVO!
This is without a doubt a modern classic. Everybody should read it.
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The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
by James Dashner (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2012
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So, a lot of people have compared this to The Hunger Games - as is says on the cover "Liked The Hunger Games? Love this!" - though I'd say it's more the other way around. The plot definitely has good potential, but I don't think the author does that ...more
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Paul  Hoffman
“To be sociable is a risky thing—even fatal—because it means being in contact with people, most of whom are dull, perverse and ignorant and are really with you only because they cannot bear their own company. Most people bore themselves and greet you not as a true friend but as a distraction—like a dancing dog or some half-wit actor
with a fund of amusing stories.”
Paul Hoffman, The Left Hand of God

Anne Rice
“You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering.”
Anne Rice

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“I have possessed that heart, that noble soul, in whose presence I seemed to be more than I really was, because I was all that I could be.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sinclair Lewis
“I think perhaps we want a more conscious life.”
Sinclair Lewis

“Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.”
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