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31 December 2018 - 5:31 p.m.

Could You Repeat That? CLXXIV
Favorite Lines of Recent Reads

Champions: Change the World (graphic novel), Mark Waid
MS MARVEL: Evil is not exclusive to super villains, aliens, secret societies and monsters!
GWENPOOL: Do you know how crazy that sounds?

Champions: The Freelancer Lifestyle (graphic novel), Mark Waid
NOVA: Dude, your peripheral vision sucks.

Champions: Champion for a Day (graphic novel), Mark Waid
MIGHT: Champions? What, was "Baby Avengers" taken?
MS MARVEL: Only by my fanfic!
VIV VISION: I have read it. It is enjoyable with a solid emotional core.

Champions: Northern Lights (graphic novel), Jim Zub
VIV: Hello, Samuel. You have not perished.
NOVA: I never told you my real name...
VIV: The mobile calls you make to our Champions group are registered to Samuel Alexander at an address corresponding to your own. You may wish to change that.
NOVA: Right...

The Totally Awesome Hulk: Big Apple Showdown (graphic novel), Greg Pak
AMADEUS: We'll show up and people will be like, "Ohmagod! Asian super heroes? What are they doing here?? IS THERE A KAIJU ATTACK?"
SILK: "Where are the ninjas?"
AMADEUS: "Where's the Mandarin?" And we'll be like, "No, we just HAPPEN to be Asian American!"

Bookburners: The Complete Season 3, Margaret Dunlap, et al
"Perry says it's called the City Eater."
"Because it eats cities," Perry supplied. "Angels aren't big on nomenclature."

Vanity in Dust, Cheryl Low
She dressed like a widow who loved to grieve.

Daughters of the Lake, Wendy Webb
Teenaged girls have a way of holding fast to their illusions, even as those illusions are dissipating into the air. Denial of unpleasant reality is as powerful as the reality itself.

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, Mackenzi Lee
And then he leaves us to our own devices beside a store of gunpowder and flint and a cannon, thereby solidifying our captors' reputation as the worst pirates in the history of the Mediterranean.

The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang
"You can't kill me," Altan hissed. "You love me."
"I don't love you," Rin said. "And I can kill anything."

The Rule of One, Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders
For thousands of years, societies have built walls to keep their adversaries out or their populations in, But history tells us they all eventually fall.

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, Mackenzi Lee
Everyone has heard stories of women like us--cautionary tales, morality plays, warnings of what will befall you if you are a girl too wild for the world, a girl who asks too many questions or wants too much. If you set off into the world alone. Everyone has heard stories of women like us, and now we will make more of us.

Kingdom of Needle and Bone, Mira Grant
"All right, everyone," she said. "This is where you start earning your paychecks."
"Not me," said Ami. "I don't work for you."
Izzy flashed her a swift, tight smile. "I think you'll find that starting now, everyone works for me."

The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper, x3
Ah, said Will the Old One unhappily, any church of any religion is vulnerable to their attack, for places like this are where men give thought to matters of the Light and the Dark.

A Beautiful Poison, Lydia Kang
One nitrogen and one carbon atom married together with three bonds. Not one, not two. Cyanide demanded a trifecta of irresistible gravities.

Ardulum: The First Don, J.S. Fields
"Risalians don't control me anymore," she said to the bits of skull as she stuck the crook of the gun into the front bib of her dress and walked out the open door. "I can save everyone on my own."

Still Waters, Viveca Sten
It was a glorious day, perfect for sitting in the sunshine with ice cream. You could hardly imagine more unsuitable weather for a murder investigation.

The Darkest Minds, Alexandra Bracken
I did understand what she was saying, and I understood that her words were coming from a true, caring place, but after having my life broken down into rotations for so long, the thought of dividing it up even further was unimaginable.

The Red Threads of Fortune, J.Y. Yang
Know the ways of the five natures, and you will know the ways of the world. For the lines and knots of the Slack are the lines and knots of the world, and all that is shaped is shaped through the twining of the red threads of fortune.

The Frame-up, Meghan Scott Molin
"In gaming terms, we are going to Leeroy Jenkins the shit out of this bitch," Latifah yells. "Hold my wig."

Detox in Letters, Cheryl Low
"There is no such thing as dragons," he finally said, hoping it would ring true. What did he know of real things? He had just seen a tree for the first time this morning.

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