Whoa, wait!” Chuck cried, running to catch up. “Be careful, those puppies are about to close.” He already sounded out of breath.
“Close?” Thomas repeated. “What are you talking about?”
“The Doors, you shank.”
“Doors? I don’t see any doors.” Thomas knew Chuck wasn’t just making stuff up—he knew he was missing something obvious. He grew uneasy and realized he’d slowed his pace, not so eager to reach the walls anymore.
“What do you call those big openings?” Chuck pointed up at the enormously tall gaps in the walls. They were only thirty feet away now.
“I’d call them big openings,” Thomas said, trying to counter his discomfort with sarcasm and disappointed that it wasn’t working.
“Well, they’re doors. And they close up every night.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
He turned to see Chuck standing there, staring at the ground, clearly embarassed. “Thanks a lot, buddy.”
“Sorry—if I’d known it was Gally, I never would’ve done it, I swear.”
Surprising himself, Thomas laughed. An hour ago, he’d thought he’d never hear such a sound come out of his mouth again.
Chuck looked closely at Thomas and slowly broke into an uneasy grin. “What?”
Thomas shook his head. “Don’t be sorry. The … shank deserved it, and I don’t even know what a shank is. That was awesome.” He felt much better.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
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July Book Photo Challenge Day 15 Oldest book on your shelf
My parents just bought a house built in 1890 and I found these books to add to my collection, I’m not actually sure which is the oldest. A couple books featured are The Three Musketeers, Canterbury Tales, Gulliver’s Travels, and Treasure Island

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July Book Photo Challenge Day 15
Oldest book on your shelf

My parents just bought a house built in 1890 and I found these books to add to my collection, I’m not actually sure which is the oldest. A couple books featured are The Three Musketeers, Canterbury Tales, Gulliver’s Travels, and Treasure Island

Reblogged from kissabookworm

You look exhausted. Maybe try to get some rest on the plane?”
I shook my head, managing to hold back the tears threatening to flood my eyes but my quivering lips gave me away. “I can’t. I have more work to do. I need to be prepared for him.”
“True. But none of that work will matter if you’re too tired to stay on your feet for the battle.” Alex put his arm around me. “I’ll make you a deal. Sleep for half the trip and work for half. And if you’re still too tired to stand for the battle I will hold you up.”
“And if I falter because I have not trained enough?”
“Then I will step in front of you and protect you with my life.
Air (Akasha series #2) by Terra Harmony
“You were a big help last night. Thank you for looking after Rio and the others. Myself, as well.”
“You don’t have to thank me.”
“Yes, I do.” The small, stitched gash in his forehead bunched up with his scowl. “You’ve been kind and giving all along, and I—” He broke off, muttering something under his breath. “I appreciate what you did, that’s all.”
Oh, she thought, that’s all. Even his gratitude came fully equipped with emotional barriers now.

Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed #1) by Lara Adrian

Are you going to spend all night reading that notebook?”
Finally, I heard him roll over and turn off his light. “I don’t mind holding on to it; it smells like Susan.” I heard the loud slap of his hand covering his mouth.
I shot up, nearly hitting my head on the top bunk. “You like her!”
“I wouldn’t say it like that.”
“You looove her!”
“Let’s just say we’ve had our moments. Besides, it’s not like there is a whole lot of choice around here.”
“Oh, please. You get out often enough.”
Alex didn’t respond.
“Alex and Susan, sitting in a tree…”
“Kaitlyn…”
“K-I-S-S-I-N-G,” I sang very softly.
“Kaitlyn!”
“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage.”
He leaned his whole torso far enough over the edge to rub my belly. “Not always exactly in that order. Buddha, Buddha, Buddha!”
“Asshole!” I hit his face hard with one of my pillows.
He grabbed onto the pillow and buried his face into it, taunting me. “Hmmm, smells like Micah.”
I took the pillow back and stuffed it behind me. “Give me back my Micah and go bury your nose in your Susan.”
“With pleasure, Kaitlyn. With pleasure.
Air (Akasha series #2) by Terra Harmony
"Sir, will you tell me the truth?"
"Certainly. Do you think I ver lied to you?"
"Hm, you seem to be a truth-loving and honest fellow, but in this case I don´t trust you. You have never been in thr prairie?"
"No."
"And never in the Wild West?"
"No."
"Never even in the United States?"
"Never."
"Or is there perhaps another country that also has prairies and savannas or something like it and you were there?"
"No."
"What the devil! You are really altogether incomprehensible."

- Winnetou by Karl May

"Sir, will you tell me the truth?"

"Certainly. Do you think I ver lied to you?"

"Hm, you seem to be a truth-loving and honest fellow, but in this case I don´t trust you. You have never been in thr prairie?"

"No."

"And never in the Wild West?"

"No."

"Never even in the United States?"

"Never."

"Or is there perhaps another country that also has prairies and savannas or something like it and you were there?"

"No."

"What the devil! You are really altogether incomprehensible."

Winnetou by Karl May

Alex was still waiting in the kitchen, taking advantage of my absence to finish off the last of our only package of toffee-nut cookies.
I offered a small smile. “I know you are going to save me one.”
Before he could answer, Susan stood up from behind a counter where I hadn’t seen her, “He won’t, but I will.” She snatched the last cookie out of his hand, stuck her tongue out at him, and surrendered the cookie to me.
“Aw, that’s just not right,” he complained. “I’ve got the worst sweet tooth today.”
“And I’m eating for two over here,” I said.
Susan held up my hand in triumph. “After one round, the winner by decision is Kaitlyn ‘The Pregnant Gaia’ Alder.” She turned to look at me. “I’d put a victory belt around you but I don’t think it would fit.”
“Maybe she should lay off the cookies, then.” Alex pouted.

Air (Akasha series #2) by Terra Harmony

He took a step closer so aggressively that I took a step back. I hit the wall and flinched as his fist went flying inches away from my face and through the drywal of the room. I gasped, looking at his arm trembling in anger beside me. I looked back at him with fear. He withdrew his arm from the wall and grabbed my chin. “Damn it, Kaitlyn! Don’t you understand? I would hurt you in order to keep you safe!” I didn’t respond. I couldn’t. It was one of the most romantically angering things anyone had ever said to me. I had never seen him so furious, yet there were tears forming in his eyes.

Air (Akasha series #2) by Terra Harmony