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The Empress's Tomb
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by Kirsten Miller (Goodreads Author)
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A.D. by Josh Neufeld
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge
by Josh Neufeld (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2012
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I had never heard of this book and picked it up one day at the library. It completely transported me into the story of 7 survivors of Hurricane Katrina. It was viscerally terrifying and sad at the same time and brought me to tears on page after page. ...more
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“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself.”
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The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
“The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most.”
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Daytripper by Fábio Moon
Daytripper
by Fábio Moon
read in November, 2012
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Daytripper is an example of what graphic fiction can be. More than a story, it was an experience - extremely cinematic, but with the opportunity to linger over pages - to take as long as I wanted absorbing the imagery, the feeling and the characters. ...more
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Buddha, Vol. 4 by Osamu Tezuka
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Knives, Daggers & Bayonets by Tobias Capwell
" I think books about knives are a gateway drug to knife-making. My husband has ALSO made knives and swords for my son, but wooden. Out of respect for m ...more "
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Buddha, Vol. 3 by Osamu Tezuka
Buddha, Vol. 3: Devadatta
by Osamu Tezuka
read in November, 2012
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So freaking awesome. I'm still new to Goodreads and can't always figure out how to navigate. So this'll just be part 1 of a multi-part review of all the Buddha volumes.

What can I say? Does it get any better than a graphic novel/manga version of the l
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Jesica and 4 other people liked Nnedi's review of A Drifting Life:
A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
"currently about 100 pages in...gah, boring. hopefully it gets better. i mean, he never goes in to what DRIVES him to draw. as a kid, was he really ONLY about drawing? ugh, what a childhood. he just talks about how he slowly got published- blah.

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Thomas Merton
“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not to twist them to fit our own image.”
Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton
“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself.”
Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”
Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

Thomas Merton
“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”
Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”
Thomas Merton

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