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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
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Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey
Girl in the Dark
by Anna Lyndsey
read in November, 2015
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Wow, I thought this would be interesting given the subject matter but I was not expecting to be so thoroughly enthralled! Her writing is beautiful while maintaining clarity and the lessons on "making the best of what you got" suit anyone struggling w ...more
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Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
"This is certainly an unusual read. And to be honest, I am surprised that I finished it. The narrator, the titular Eileen, is very difficult to sympathize with. The narration of the story how she disappeared is told at a removing distance of fifty-..." Read more of this review »
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Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
by Daniel Quinn (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Robyn by: Aunt Dori
recommended for: seekers
read in August, 2015
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Okay, the book is not great literature. It is also flawed BUT it still has the ability to make you think a bit deeper about what we take for granted in our culture all the time. I found it eye-opening and frustrating at the same time. The book unfold ...more
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls
recommended to Robyn by: My mom and NPR
read in August, 2015
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A very compelling memoir about the author's unique and troubling childhood. Told in a voice that clearly still idolizes her parents even as she is confused and horrified by the abject poverty and neglect suffered for many years. I'm horrified at what ...more
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Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
Einstein's Dreams
by Alan Lightman
read in August, 2015
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An intriguing little book. Like the title implies, it is sort of dreamy in it's presentation. Small chapters making you think more about the nature of time and how life would be different if time were perceived (or ran) differently. Made you think ab ...more
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone.'
I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Where did you go to, if I may ask?' said Thorin to Gandalf as they rode along.
To look ahead,' said he.
And what brought you back in the nick of time?'
Looking behind,' said he.”
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“There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
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John Irving
“If watching television doesn't hasten death, it surely manages to make death very inviting; for television so shamelessly sentimentalizes and romanticizes death that it makes the living feel they have missed something - just by staying alive.”
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

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“Never confuse faith, or belief—of any kind—with something even remotely intellectual.”
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