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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
The Story of My Life
by Helen Keller
read in July, 2014
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Jessica (Books: A true story) is on page 130 of 240 of The Story of My Life: I'm starting this one again.
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Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
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Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
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"I can't remember the really stupid thing I did last summer. "
Infinite by Jodi Meadows
Infinite (Newsoul, #3)
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Infinite was the best book in the Newsoul series. I thought it had a great, quick pace which the other two books before this lacked. My favorite thing was getting to see more of the creatures t...more
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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars
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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
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The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2)
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The Crown of Embers reminded me a lot of Indiana Jones. There was a religious quest, skeletons turning to dust, and hidden ar...more
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Susan Cain
“Introverts feel “just right” with less stimulation, as when they sip wine with a close friend, solve a crossword puzzle, or read a book. Extroverts enjoy the extra bang that comes from activities like meeting new people, skiing slippery slopes, and cranking up the stereo.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

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“But the catharsis hypothesis is a myth— a plausible one, an elegant one, but a myth nonetheless. Scores of studies have shown that venting doesn’t soothe anger; it fuels it.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

“For all the successes of Western civilization, the world paid a dear price in terms of the most crucial component of existence - the human spirit. The shadow side of high technology - modern warfare and thoughtless homicide and suicide, urban blight, ecological mayhem, cataclysmic climate change, polarization of economic resources - is bad enough. Much worse, our focus on exponential progress in science and technology has left many of us relatively bereft in the realm of meaning and joy, and of knowing how our lives fit into the grand scheme of existence for all eternity.”
Eben Alexander, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife

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“In fact, the very thing that many high-reactives hate most about blushing— its uncontrollability— is what makes it so socially useful. “Because it is impossible to control the blush intentionally,” Dijk speculates, blushing is an authentic sign of embarrassment. And embarrassment, according to Keltner, is a moral emotion. It shows humility, modesty, and a desire to avoid aggression and make peace.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

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“Because conflict-avoidant Emily would never “bite” or even hiss unless Greg had done something truly horrible, on some level she processes his bite to mean that she’s terribly guilty— of something, anything, who knows what? Emily’s guilt feels so intolerable that she tends to deny the validity of all of Greg’s claims— the legitimate ones along with those exaggerated by anger. This, of course, leads to a vicious cycle in which she shuts down her natural empathy and Greg feels unheard.”
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