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Friday Book Club! What are you reading this week?


A friend of mine is really enthusiastic for me to read LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg. (I feel as if I really have very little hesitation to speak up and go for what I want, the two messages people always mention with regards to this book, so I’m interested to see what else is in here that makes her recommend it.) Have you read it?


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Published on January 30, 2015 14:01
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Very readable, fascinating accounts of different experiments that provide insight into the irrational decisions humans make and various elements that influence those decisions.
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“A man's strength was supposed to be against the outside world: to fight it back from himself and those he took under his protection: his wife, his children, and for a man strong enough, more people still, people like his employees. To turn it inward, against the very people you had been given that strength to protect, because you couldn't deal with the outward fight, was the ultimate weakness.”
Laura Florand, The Chocolate Touch

“It’s true that if
friends can never count on you being there the next time
they need you, the place they leave for you might be very
small. That’s self-defense. If you abandon people—even if it’s
not your fault—they will eventually get over you and find
someone else. Good for them. But you’re an adult now, and
you can build things as deep and as long-lasting as you want
to. I wish you wouldn’t underestimate your ability to make
people love you. - Aunt Aja”
Laura Florand, The Chocolate Kiss

“She had to lift both hands to illustrate what she meant, but he just let her carry his hand with her, not about to let go. She pushed the free hand toward the one he held, apparently trying to gesture closeness. "Warm," she said again. And then she did something that undid him to the last faint whisper of his soul: she gave his hand a squeeze with fingertips that could just barely reach around his, apparently using him to indicate what she wanted to say. He meant warmth. He meant this word she couldn't find.”
Laura Florand, The Chocolate Touch

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Laura Florand Fera wrote: "Hello! I really enjoyed reading The Chocolate Thief. After finished it, I bought my self my favorite chocolate to eat *although maybe it wouldn't be as delicious as Sylvain Marquis's* :)"
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the kind words. Ha, according to Sylvain, *nobody's* chocolate is as good as his, so you have to do the best you can. :)


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Fera フェルナンダ Hello! I really enjoyed reading The Chocolate Thief. After finished it, I bought my self my favorite chocolate to eat *although maybe it wouldn't be as delicious as Sylvain Marquis's* :)


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