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📚17/New Zealand/Bookstagram📚  Just because I don't have a theme doesn't mean I can't be a bookstagrammer. CR - Turtles all the way down - the Tennant of wildfell hall

There is no other way to guard yourself against flattery than by making men understand that the truth will not offend you
-the prince
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Going to probably be posting more photos of classic books rather than young adult
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"Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet and that of viol or lute. Mere words was there anything so as real words" -Oscar wilde (The Picture of Dorian Grey) .
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I find this picture sooooo satisfying . But I'm not sure it fits on my feed
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QOTD - Sooooo what's your first read of 2k18
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Also that quote is from the picture of Dorian grey aka the best classic novel on the planet that you should read asap.
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At twenty I tried to die
And get back, back, back to you.
I thought even the bones would do.

But they pulled me out of the sack ,
And stuck me together with glue.
And then I knew what to do.
I made a model of you,
A man in black with a meinkampf look.
-'Daddy' by Sylvia Plath .
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I Love Sylvia Plath because she is straight forward but so smart, at the same time though, she is sooooo depressing
If you liked milk and honey I'd recommend this but it is more complicated so yeah...
Oh yeah HAPPY NEW YEAR
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"You're wrong. She is a phony. But on the other hand Shes a real phony. She believes all this crap she believes"
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Attempting to read more classics this year 😊 hopefully I can a few books on my radar are
-war and peace -tess of the derbervilles
-crime and punishment -moby dick .
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'It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.'
-Agnus grey by Anne Bronté
I just finished reading agnus grey and I am thinking of reading salt to the sea next

I have set myself a challenge of reading one book a day for the rest of the year to help me reach my goodreads goal. I'm already dying please send help
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"Is this what sadness is about? Is it what comes over us when beautiful memories shatter in hindsight because the remembered happiness fed not just on actual circumstances but on a promise that was not kept?"
- The Reader.
I just finished The Reader by Bernhardt schlink it was very interesting it is told from the perspective of the next generation after the end of ww2 in Germany the main character struggles with the guilt of his parents mistakes and tries to comprehend how something so horrific could have happened. The book balances philosophy and plot perfectly creating a realistic commentary on a neglected generation.
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Because humans are complicated beasts, the monster said. How can a queen be both a good witch and a bad witch? How can a prince be a murderer and a saviour? How can an apothecary be evil-tempered but right-thinking? How can a parson be wrong-thinking but good-hearted? How can invisible men make themselves more lonely by being seen? "I don't know," Connor shrugged, exhausted. "Your stories never made any sense to me." The answer is that it does not matter what you think, the monster said, because your mind will contradict itself a hundred times each day. You wanted her to go at the same time you were desperate for me to save her. Your mind will believe comforting lies while also knowing the painful truths that make those lies necessary. And your mind will punish you for believing both
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You have to read/watch a monster calls... reading is better
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"Although he feared death he could not stop. 'If I stopped now, after coming all this way - well they'd call me an idiot'" - Tolstoy .
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Why am I not asleep yet?
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"Sassenach, I risked my life for ye, committing theft, arson, assault, and murder into the bargain. In return for which ye call me names kick me in the bullocks and claw my face. Then I beat you half to death and tell ye all the most humiliating things have ever happened to me, and ye say ye love me...you're no verra sensible, sassenach but I like ye fine"
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I'm nearly Finnished voyager 😆😆 and I cannot wait for the next season of outlander to finally come out!!!!
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#voyager

"But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by everybody at times whatever be their education or state. Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope."
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A quick reveiw of the books, avoid, read, reread. .
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