Riley Redgate

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i wrote Seven Ways We Lie, Noteworthy, and Final Draft, and i use Goodreads primarily to complain about my emotional injuries at the hands of sadistic authors

Average rating: 3.9 · 7,301 ratings · 1,842 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Seven Ways We Lie

3.88 avg rating — 4,386 ratings — published 2016 — 11 editions
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Noteworthy

4.07 avg rating — 2,155 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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Final Draft

3.56 avg rating — 760 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
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Riley Redgate is 41% done with The Lies of Locke Lamora: “nice bird, asshole”

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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
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James Acaster's Classic Scrapes by James Acaster
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what a gentle, observant, hapless, and hilarious human being

also, the chapters of this that involve car crashes are like the weird alternate-universe comedic version of I AM, I AM, I AM

(listened on audio, of course, bc i got interested in this throug
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Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
" yep i’m gonna call u Kate Kardashian now "
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“It was impossible to feel alone in a room full of favorite books. I had the sense that they knew me personally, that they'd read me cover to cover as I'd read them.”
Riley Redgate, Noteworthy

“Sometimes you go a long time having fooled yourself into thinking that you're as grown-up as you'll ever be, or that you're more mature than the rest of the world thinks you are, and you live in this state of constant self-assurance, and for a while nothing can upset you from this pedestal you've built for yourself, because you imagine yourself to be so capable. And then somebody does something that takes a golf club to your ego, and suddenly you're nine years old again, pieced together from humiliation and gawky youthfulness and childlike ideas like, Somebody please tell me what to do, nobody taught me how to handle this, God, just look at all the things I still don't understand, and you can't muster up the presence of mind to do anything but stand there, stare, silent, sorry.”
Riley Redgate, Seven Ways We Lie

“I think I'm beginning to understand
how hearts fit together.
Not like diseased carnations that lean against their crutches.
Not like vines that twine tight, throttling their hosts.
But like two trees:
two systems of deep, untangled roots,
two patterns of flowering branches,
whose leaves drink their own sunlight
and breathe their own air.
Two trees with something slung between them,
a hammock or a tapestry or a swing,
some third, beautiful thing
that neither would die without.
Hearts fit together like hands.
Not by necessity.
By choice.”
Riley Redgate, Seven Ways We Lie

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Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
C.S. Lewis

“If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.”
Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

“Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?"
"Yes," said Harry stiffly.
"Yes, sir."
"There's no need to call me "sir" Professor."
The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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[on Twitter, July 17, 2012]”
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