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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
The Mayor of Casterbridge
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If there ever were a title apropos for every Thomas Hardy book, one that covered the completely wretched nature of each of his characters, Les Misérables would fit the bill: (of those I've read) the misery that awaits Tess; the dire straits for Jude; ...more
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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
The Buddha in the Attic
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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love
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Despite hearing constant negativity surrounding this book... And, granted, this book isn't for everyone, but ... Oh! How I loved it! So. So. So!

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
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I thought I could use this as an inticement to get my 12yo daughter to clean her room. I announced we would be listening to it together as we worked together. She wasn't thrilled about either prospect, but I popped it into the player a
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The Enchantress Of Florence by Salman Rushdie
The Enchantress Of Florence
by Salman Rushdie
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If rare rubies and diamonds were buried in a barrel of sewage would you reach through the depths and grasp them? Or would you shudder and recoil?

I'm not sure I would encourage this acquisition; just as I'm not sure I can recommend this book.

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Joseph Smith Jr.
“Seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.”
Joseph Smith Jr., The Doctrine and Covenants, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: Containing the Revelations Given to Joseph Smith, Jun., the Prophet, for the Building Up of the Kingdom of God in the Last Days

Mary Ann Shaffer
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.”
Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Stephen King
“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.”
Stephen King, Different Seasons

Ray Bradbury
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.

It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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