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BilboBookends

BilboBookends

Joined July 2016

Animal obsessed | outdoor enthusiast | gimme all the books
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“And in the end, though, we'd saved each other. All of us had.”

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“Leave this world... a better place than how you found it.”

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Perfection Learning Corporation
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“He thinks he‘ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.”

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“Pity those who don't feel anything at all.”

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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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“There are languages without words and violence is one of them.”

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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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“You believe that you keep yourself safe, she thought. You lock up your mind and guard your reactions so nobody, not an interrogator or a parent or a friend, will break in.”

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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“The rumors were fed well...and grew fat and solid. They sprouted legs and heads, and they never died.”

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The Winter Soldier | Daniel Mason
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“Yes, Doctor, we remember her. She went to Kraków. No, she went to Jaroslaw. No, to Sambor. So to Stryj. She was from the mountains, Doctor, wasn't she? She was going home, she said.

Perhaps if you go there, they will know.

And on. And he would continue, a ghost searching for its flesh.”

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West with Giraffes | Lynda Rutledge
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“For a mile, the Old Man and I rode in blessed silence, the giraffes looking back like they‘d acquired a taste for gospel singing, with the windshield wipers slapping time.”

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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“Of all that we're asked to give others in this life, the most difficult to offer may be forgiveness.”

BookBabe Wow, so true. 😮 2mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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“You know what they say about finding a man in Alaska—the odds are good, but the goods are odd.”

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The Book of Lost Names | Kristin Harmel
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“There‘s something almost miraculous about seeing a child‘s eyes light up when you hand him a book that intrigues him. I‘ve always thought that it‘s those children—the ones who realize that books are magic—who will have the brightest lives.”

Cpg Just checked this one out. Anxious to get started reading it. 5mo
BilboBookends @Cpg it‘s so so good, I hope you like it! 4mo
Cpg @BilboBookends Yes!!! Enjoying it- as I‘ve been home sick for the last week! I‘ve got another one to start- “People We Meet on Vacation” 4mo
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Cpg @BilboBookends I did! Really enjoyed reading it! 🥇 4mo
BilboBookends @Cpg I‘m glad you enjoyed it and I hope you‘re feeling better! 3mo
Cpg @BilboBookends Thank you! Yes, much better now!!! Thank goodness! 🙌 3mo
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Singer's Gun | Emily St John Mandel
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“A or B, two options present themselves, and you choose the one that seems best at the time.”

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A Solitude of Wolverines | Alice Henderson
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“The wetlands dedication ceremony was a resounding success until the gunman showed up.”

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“We took the time to shake each other‘s hands and wish each other good luck and “Hope I‘ll see you later,” which is especially poignant for me because we all had that acknowledgment that this might be our last day on earth and we went to work anyway.”

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The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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“As we know, there are lessons to be learned from history. Hope to be derived from hardships faced before. We've gone through bad times before and survived, even thrived. History has shown us the strength and durability of the human spirit, In the end, it is our idealism and our courage and our commitment to one another--what we have in common--that will save us.”

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“I feel like I‘m in one of those twisted dreams that only happen when you go to sleep at the wrong time, the afternoon sun or midnight chill greeting you upon waking, disorienting you - and leaving you to turn to the person next to you, the person you trust most, looking for clarity.”

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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“In my mind are all the tides, their seasons, their ebbs and their flows.”
“The cover of this book caught my eye at the bookstore and boy am I happy it did. I absolutely loved this book!*

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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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“But there won‘t be any more journeys after this one, no more oceans explored. And maybe that‘s why I am filled with calm. My life has been a migration without a destination, and that in itself is senseless. I leave for no reason, just to be moving, and it breaks my heart a thousand times, a million.”

CBee Loved, loved, loved this book ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
BilboBookends @CBee it was so so beautiful 💕 1y
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“Everybody‘s got good and bad inside of them.”

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“When she opened her eyes again he was gone, and all she could recall was the lingering memory that once, not so long ago, not so very far away, she had been loved.”

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Unbroken | Laura Hillenbrand
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“Without dignity, identity is erased. In its absence, men are defined not by themselves, but by their captors and the circumstances in which they are forced to live.”

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Local Girl Missing | Claire Douglas
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“...but I believe she loved me too, in her own, warped way.”

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Wolves of Winter | Tyrell Johnson
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“Grief never goes away. It just changes. At first it's like molten-hot lava dripping from your heart and hollowing you from the inside. Over time, it settles into your bones, your skin, so that you live with it, walk with it every day. Grief isn't the footprints in the snow. It's the empty spaces between.”

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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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“Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature. Nonsense. A moose is a cow drawn by a three-year-old.”
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Blueberry This book had some really funny moments. I listened to it on audio. Highly recommend. 1y
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The Harpy | Megan Hunter
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''Sometimes, as a child, I would get the book out just to look at the harpies, to trace the way the wings grew out of their backs, easy extensions of their shoulders, lifting into the air. I wanted to know why their faces were like that: sunken, creased by hate. I wanted to ask my mother more questions, but the words dried in my mouth, sat sour under my tongue, unspoken.''

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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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“I wait for the images to fade, listening for the sound of somebody's presence, a movement from one of the rooms, a floorboard creaking upstairs. But there is only silence, and the dust of hopes never fulfilled, taunting me with what could have been, if only I'd acted differently.”

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Her Every Fear: A Novel | Peter Swanson
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“One of the paradoxes of her anxious life was that in the midst of doing something slightly reckless, Kate often felt the most normal. It was as though her anxiety, always with her, was given a reason for existing.”

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“The sight of a tree at night full of glowing Clabbert lifestyles, while decorative, attracted too many Muggles wishing to ask why their neighbours still had their Christmas lights up in June.”

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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“Even the silence
has a story to tell you.
Just listen. Listen.”

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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.”
What a fitting quote for these times 🖤🤎🤍

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Darling Rose Gold | Stephanie Wrobel
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“She once told me, after sweet-talking her way out of a speeding ticket, that it was easier to manipulate someone if they didn‘t perceive you as a threat.”

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The Guest Room: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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“No one, he knew, was ever going to look at him quite the same way again.”

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The Nowhere Child | Christian White
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“Don‘t do something permanently stupid when you are temporarily upset.”

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“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
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The One | John Marrs
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“But I also wanted to demonstrate how greedy we are as human beings. How willing we are to give up everything and anyone we hold dear on the suggestion there might be something better around the corner.”

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Drowning Ruth | Christina Schwartz
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"Ruth remembered drowning.
"'That's impossible, Aunt Amanda said. 'It must have been a dream.'
"But Ruth maintained that she had drowned, insisted on it for years, even after she should have known better."

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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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“One of our signature flaws as a species: we will risk almost anything to avoid looking stupid.”

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Intensity: A Novel | Dean Koontz
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This was my introduction book to Dean Koontz and I figured it was time for a reread. The title says it all!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It was intense. I had anxiety reading it. Lol. 2y
BilboBookends @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego seriously though. All my nails are bitten 😬😬 2y
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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“Not all stories speak to all listeners, but all listeners can find a story that does, somewhere, sometime. In one form or another.”

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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“I suppose at one time in my life I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell.”

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“People do go mad, you know, if you stop them from sleeping for long enough...”

Reecaspieces I enjoyed this one. Not a fan of the ending though. 3y
BilboBookends @Reecaspieces I couldn‘t agree more. I really enjoy Ruth Ware but it seems her endings are always rushed 😬 3y
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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”If you leave a door half open, soon you‘ll hear the whispers spoken.”

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“Human cruelty has its limits-at least I thought so at the time.”

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it‘s just too much. The current‘s too strong. They‘ve got to let go, drift apart.”

The_Real_Nani Just read this last month. So good. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this book, still haunts me! 3y
rretzler One of my favorites! 3y
Nute A treasured book of mine! Still under its spell! 3y
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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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“Once, in my father's bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget—we will return.” ❤️❤️❤️

emz711 First time you're reading it? Wish I could go back to my first time! 3y
BilboBookends @emz711 it was and I LOVED it! And the best part is after I was suffering hard from a book hangover, I found it was part of a series?!?! 😱👏🏻😍 3y
emz711 4 books, last one came out last year and ice read it twice already. They're incredible. Keep going! 3y
Nute You have just read another on my favorite books!😃 3y
BilboBookends @Nute glad we‘re on the same “page” when it comes to book love! 3y
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Congo | Michael Crichton
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“Today we are surrounded by man and his creations. Man is inescapable, everywhere on the globe, and nature is a fantasy, a dream of the past, long gone.”

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The Lost World | Michael Crichton
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“For our own species, evolution occurs mostly through our behavior. We innovate new behavior to adapt.”

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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“Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.”

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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“Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way.”