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His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)
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Every Day by David Levithan
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Babbit by Sinclair Lewis
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The Passage by Justin Cronin
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Babbit by Sinclair Lewis
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All Good Things...
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Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper
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Walter Scott
“I envy thee not thy faith, which is ever in thy mouth but never in thy heart nor in thy practice”
Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

Terry Pratchett
“Inside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out," said the shopkeeper. "That's what I've always thought. No one goes mad quicker than a totally sane person.”
Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

C.S. Lewis
“Getting over it so soon? But the words are ambiguous. To say the patient is getting over it after an operation for appendicitis is one thing; after he’s had his leg off is quite another. After that operation either the wounded stump heals or the man dies. If it heals, the fierce, continuous pain will stop. Presently he’ll get back his strength and be able to stump about on his wooden leg. He has ‘got over it.’ But he will probably have recurrent pains in the stump all his life, and perhaps pretty bad ones; and he will always be a one-legged man. There will be hardly any moment when he forgets it. Bathing, dressing, sitting down and getting up again, even lying in bed, will all be different. His whole way of life will be changed. All sorts of pleasures and activities that he once took for granted will have to be simply written off. Duties too. At present I am learning to get about on crutches. Perhaps I shall presently be given a wooden leg. But I shall never be a biped again.”
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
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Mervyn Peake
“Lingering is so very lonely when one lingers all alone.”
Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“The world must be all fucked up," he said then, "when men travel first class and literature goes as freight.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

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