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Maria (Մարիա) is 52% done with The Bastard of Istanbul
All we Armenians ask for is the recognition of our loss and pain, which is the most fundamental requirement for genuine human relationships to flourish. This is what we say to the Turks: Look, we are mourning, we have been mourning for almost a century now, because we lost our loved ones, we were driven out of our homes, banished from our land; we were treated like animals and butchered like sheep.
Jan 22, 2016 08:16AM Add a comment
The Bastard of Istanbul

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Maria (Մարիա) added a status update
Wish all my bookish friends a Very Happy New Year with new beautiful books ;-) May it be a prosperous, peaceful, healthy, and happy 2016!
Dec 31, 2015 07:51AM 1 comment

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 61% done with The Handmaid's Tale
Night falls. Or has fallen. Why is it that night falls, instead of rising, like the dawn? Yet if you look east, at sunset, you can see night rising, not falling. Maybe night falls because it’s heavy, a thick curtain pulled up over the eyes.
Dec 16, 2015 02:59AM Add a comment
The Handmaid's Tale

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 39% done with The Handmaid's Tale
But who can remember pain, once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow, not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see. Out of sight, out of mind.
Dec 13, 2015 05:18AM Add a comment
The Handmaid's Tale

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 75% done with The Madman
I have seen a face whose sheen i could look through to the ugliness beneath, and a face whose sheen i had to lift to see how beautiful it was.
I have seen an old face much lined with nothing, and a smooth face in which all things were graven.
I know faces, because i look through the fabric my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath.
Aug 26, 2015 11:25AM Add a comment
The Madman

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 90% done with A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
Battle fever. You don’t feel your wounds then, or the sweat running down into your eyes. You stop feeling, you stop thinking, you stop being you, there is only the fight, this man and then the next and the next and the next, and you know they are afraid and tired but you’re not, you’re alive, and death is all around you but their swords move so slowly, you can dance through them laughing.
Aug 20, 2015 09:01AM Add a comment
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 75% done with A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
“What gods are those, Lady Catelyn? The trees your husband prayed to? How well did they serve him when my sister took his head off?” Jaime gave a chuckle. “If there are gods, why is the world so full of pain and injustice?” “Because of men like you.” “There are no men like me. There’s only me.”
Aug 15, 2015 11:41AM Add a comment
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 50% done with A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
Perhaps that is the secret. It is not what we do, so much as why we do. To go forward you must go back, and to touch the light you must pass beneath the shadow.
Aug 09, 2015 02:59AM Add a comment
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 25% done with A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say. The ones who look the most suspicious are likely innocent, he decided. It’s the ones who look innocent I need to beware.
Aug 03, 2015 01:53AM Add a comment
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 90% done with A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. Soon or late in every man’s life comes a day when it is not easy, a day when he must choose.
Jul 17, 2015 03:29AM Add a comment
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 80% done with A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man. Some truths did not bear saying, and some lies were necessary.
Jul 15, 2015 07:40AM Add a comment
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 70% done with A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Th heart lies and the head plays tricks with us, but the eyes see true. Look with your eyes. Hear with your ears. Taste with your mouth. Smell with your nose. Feel with your skin. Then comes the thinking, afterward, and in that way knowing the truth. The things we love destroy us every time.
Jul 13, 2015 07:30AM Add a comment
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 60% done with A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
You can’t hammer tin into iron, no matter how hard you bit it. But that doesn't mean tin is useless. It was queer how sometimes a child’s innocent eyes can see things that grown men are blind to.
Jul 11, 2015 07:53AM Add a comment
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 50% done with A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
When there is a way in, there is a way out, fear cuts deeper than swords. Love is sweet but it cannot change a man's nature.
Jul 09, 2015 07:40AM Add a comment
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 40% done with A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it. Every hurt is a lesson, and every lesson makes you better.
Jul 07, 2015 07:17AM Add a comment
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 30% done with A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Every flight begins with a fall. Even in dreams, you couldn't fall forever. You always woke up in the instant before you hit the ground.
Jul 04, 2015 08:46AM Add a comment
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 20% done with A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. That’s why I read so much.
Jun 30, 2015 03:15AM Add a comment
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 10% done with A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
Jun 27, 2015 07:37AM Add a comment
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is 20% done with Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
Jun 16, 2015 02:55AM Add a comment
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is on page 62 of 196 of Post Office
"Any damn fool can beg up some kind of job; it takes a wise man to make it without working. Out here we call it ‘hustling.’ I’d like to be a good hustler"
Mar 03, 2015 12:42PM Add a comment
Post Office

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is on page 240 of 487 of The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
I believe that nothing happens by chance. Deep down, things have their secret plan, even though we don’t understand it.
May 12, 2014 04:06AM Add a comment
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)

Maria (Մարիա)
Maria (Մարիա) is on page 132 of 487 of The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
The female heart is a labyrinth of subtleties, too challenging for the uncouth mind of the male racketeer. If you really want to possess a woman, you must think like her, and the first thing to do is to win over her soul. The rest, that sweet, soft wrapping that steals away your senses and your virtue, is a bonus.
May 08, 2014 03:21AM Add a comment
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)

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