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Mark  Lawrence
“Your death has not been waiting for your arrival at the appointed hour: it has, for all the years of your life, been racing towards you with the fierce velocity of time's arrow. It cannot be evaded, it cannot be bargained with, deflected or placated. All that is given to you is the choice: meet it with open eyes and peace in your heart, go gentle to your reward. Or burn bright, take up arms, and fight the bitch.”
Mark Lawrence, Red Sister

Brandon Sanderson
“She took a deep breath and let herself become someone else. An imitation of herself who was calm, even in a situation like this.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor's Soul

Mark  Lawrence
“IT IS IMPORTANT, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size. For Sister Thorn of the Sweet Mercy Convent Lano Tacsis brought two hundred men. From”
Mark Lawrence, Red Sister

Robin Hobb
“The exercise for centering oneself is a simple one.

Stop thinking of what you intend to do. Stop thinking of what you have just done. Then stop thinking that you have stopped thinking of those things.

Then you will find the now. The time that stretches eternal, and is really the only time there is.

Then in that place, you will finally have time to be yourself.”
Robin Hobb, Royal Assassin

“Whereas most people automatically anticipate the consequences of their actions, automatically feel shame for unkind deeds, automatically understand why they should persist in the face of frustration, automatically distrust propositions that seem too good to be true, and are automatically aware of their commitments to others, psychopaths may only become aware of such factors with effort.”
James Blair, The Psychopath: Emotion and the Brain

228141 Polyamory 201 Book Club — 19 members — last activity Aug 24, 2017 11:50PM
For beyond-the-basics polyamory reading and discussion. A mix of poly-specific books alongside in-depth books on related topics like communication and ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 131154 members — last activity 22 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
1139 Science and Inquiry — 3890 members — last activity 17 hours, 55 min ago
This Group explores scientific topics. We have an active monthly book club, as well as discussions on a variety of topics including science in the new ...more
1218 The Next Best Book Club — 22237 members — last activity 50 minutes ago
Are you searching for the NEXT best book? Are you willing to kiss all your spare cash goodbye? Are you easily distracted by independent bookshops, bi ...more
93184 Alternate Realities: A Scifi Book Club — 383 members — last activity Aug 30, 2021 11:09AM
Online book club discussion of Scifi books. We will pick a book to read each month through polls, so be sure to vote. Hopefully we broaden our reading ...more
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