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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: People who want a fresh angle on the Holocaust.
read in August, 2007
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I put off reading this book for the library book club. Here are my three reasons for doing so:

1) It's a Young Adult Book. I am an Adult. It can't be that good if it's written for young people.
2) It's about the Holocaust, and I think we've all heard e
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We Two by Gillian Gill
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Listened to the excellent book on tape version. An intimate portrait of the royal couple. So intricately researched that it has spurred me onto a Victorian fling. I read Dickens in my youth but didn't really understand the setting as well as I do now ...more
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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri
read in October, 2013
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Wow. The best novel I have read in years. The style is simple, with the kind of details that we all experience, but typically gloss over. Mundane moments of life that become almost poignant when seen through the eyes of another character. I am still ...more
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Finding Emilie by Laurel Corona
Finding Emilie
by Laurel Corona (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2013
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A thoroughly pleasurable read. "Strong female characters" as Joss Weadonwould pronounce in a withering voice. The women in this novel are as complex as the social hierarchies they negotiate. The reader grows up with two dear friends--sisters really-- ...more
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Savor by Thích Nhất Hạnh
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Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
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The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
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While Bertie Wooster's language acrobatics continue to charm, the whole plot/set of characters/ridiculous set of circumstances culminating in the perfect ending do seem a bit predictable at this point. Plus, Bertie's inner dialogue (always spoken as ...more
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The Mummy at the Dining Room Table by Jeffrey A. Kottler
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Bite-sized stories of eminent therapists' most unusual or noteworthy cases. I picked up this book as a way to explore my own burgeoning interest in therapy. I have been wondering if becoming a counselor is the right path for me. If you're in a simila ...more
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Dr. Seuss
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

Sylvia Plath
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Kurt Vonnegut
“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

Richard P. Feynman
“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”
Richard P. Feynman

E.B. White
“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
E.B. White

What's Your Sign? (Humor)
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Description: A humorous review of facilities gender equality.
Two Trees Intertwined (Poetry)
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Description: Children's Poetry
Bus-ted (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PM
Description: A humorous approach to No-Town's public transportation.
Please Leave Your Ego at the Beep (Humor)
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Description: Cell Phone Etiquette, Phone Home.
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