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"I died for eight minutes on January 26th. And I've been having really weird dreams ever since."

 

Humans of New York Stories - Brandon Stanton

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Zachery Flynn should never have been born

 

Some Kind of Wonderful - Sarah Morgan

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From their windows - their high, generous Georgian windows - the view was, they all agreed, spectacular.

 

Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

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Henry's second novel, written, like his first, under a pen name, had done well.

 

Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

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"Lyle Bowman was an old man with a sweet tooth, though which of his twelve remaining teeth the adage referred to is unknown."

 

The Last of the Bowmans by J. Paul Henderson 

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It was a warm afternoon in early September when I first met the Illustrated Man.

 

Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man

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One of the things that happens when you get older is that you discover lots of new ways to hurt yourself.

 
The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

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West of Pearl Harbor, he drove along the Farrington Highway past fields of sugar cane, dark green in the moonlight.

 

 Micro by Michael Crichton

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Well before his arrival in Cincinnati, everyone knew that Chip Bingley was looking for a wife.

 

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

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Literary critics used to be no less than art-popes. 

 

 

Rough translation from a booklet by Dutch author and teacher Elsbeth Etty called 'ABC van de literaire kritiek' (ABC of literary criticism).

Edited by sadya

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The beginning of march had been glorious

 

The Summer House by Santa Montefiore

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Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Winsconsin, in a little gray house made of logs.

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House On The Prairie 1: Little House In The Big Woods

 

* note - I'm reading the Dutch translation, but this line comes from the original English version from the sample on Amazon

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Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Winsconsin, in a little gray house made of logs.Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House On The Prairie 1: Little House In The Big Woods

I love that series.

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Some things just don't work together. 

 

Jane Costello - Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel

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From the depths of phenobarbital slumber, Silvia Bohlen heard something that called.

 

Martian Time-slip - Phillip K Dick

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"I am disturbed at about twenty past two, in the early hours of Saturday morning."

 

- You Sent Me a Letter by Lucy Dawson

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Joe Dobbs was fourteen when Congress discovered Earth.

~Forging Zero (The Legend of Zero, book 1) by Sara King

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