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Not Becoming My Mother by Ruth Reichl
"It was a good fast easy read. It makes you think about the legacy you're leaving and lessons your teaching."
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
"Super funny, fast-paced. I laughed a lot."
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Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
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The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
" Exactly. See my review for "twilight" years ago lol. "
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The Handfasted Wife by Carol McGrath
The Handfasted Wife
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Seriously, who wrote the description to this book? It's like when you see the preview of a movie and turn to your husband and say, "well, no need to see the actual movie now SINCE YOU JUST GAVE ME THE THIRTY SECOND COMPLETE STORY ALONG W ENDING." Gee ...more
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
"It's been over twenty years since Robert Redford turned the title story in this collection into a film that starred the young rising actor, Brad Pitt, as I always want to remember him.

. . . not like he's gone now, but his recent scraggly beard pha..." Read more of this review »
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Nancy E. Turner
“That man makes me feel like I have my bonnet on backwards.”
Nancy E. Turner, These Is My Words

Tina Fey
“First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.

May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty.

When the Crystal Meth is offered, May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer.

Guide her, protect her

When crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.

Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels.

What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.

May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers.

Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen. Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short – a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day – And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait.

O Lord, break the Internet forever, That she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed.

And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it.

And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back.

“My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

Ronald Reagan
“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.”
Ronald Reagan

Clare B. Dunkle
“Don't fret. We'll just have to find something else you're good at besides killing people.”
Clare B. Dunkle, Close Kin
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Fredrik Backman
“Ove had never been asked how he lived before he met her. But if anyone had asked him, he would have answered that he didn’t.”
Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

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