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Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
" Coincidence! I just last week gave up listening to this on cd.....let me know how you like it. I couldn't get past the misplaced guilt and occasional ...more "
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The Globe Guide to Shakespeare by Andrew  Dickson
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"2015 saw me enjoy two nineteenth century masterpieces, gain a more profound understanding of the game of tennis and misguidedly fall into a story featuring a slug in a matchbox. By the end of the year my Goodread’s priorities started to change.

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Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
"Forget Remarque; this is the most important German account of the Great War that I've read. It's scary stuff; Jünger's clinical detachment in regard to the carnage in service of the cult of the warrior shows in itself why it wasn't the war to end..." Read more of this review »
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The Scarlett Letters by John Wiley Jr.
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Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins
"Tricky - the words "really liked it!" (associated with the 4-star rating) didn't ring through my head upon finishing, since my dominant thoughts were "I sure hope that was fiction, but I'm not so sure"...and my dread was confirmed in the Afterword..." Read more of this review »
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Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
" Thank you! I know -- the book is incredibly engaging, and the setting is, as you said, pure escapism. I want to go to a picturesque village in the Sco ...more "
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Power Foods by Whole Living Magazine
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Last Post by Max Arthur
" What a beautiful review! I love Max Arthur for his Faces of World War I, and Last Post sounds like a treasure. How wise to remember that war's horror ...more "
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The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
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I don’t know which is stranger – that people like this book, or that it was written in the first place. It came into being because Gretchen Rubin, a woman with a bizarrely charmed life, decided to spend a year devoting each month to a “theme” designe ...more
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.”
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