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Honor's Knight by Rachel Bach
Honor's Knight (Paradox, #2)
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Heaven's Queen by Rachel Bach
Heaven's Queen (Paradox, #3)
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Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach
Fortune's Pawn (Paradox, #1)
by Rachel Bach (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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Super fun. Perfect airplane book. Had to download the rest of the series so I could have something to read on the return trip. :)
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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien
read in April, 2015
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The best book on war. Ever. Up until the last chapter, I would have given the book 3 stars. It was very sad, and I don't like sad. And it was morbid. I'm sure it was just a tiny little sliver of a peek into what war is really like, but not really som ...more
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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Excellent! Satisfying in every way: great cast of characters, intelligent system of magic, action, revolution, touch of romance, thievery, martyrdom and hope. Absolutely loved it. Will read more by the author.
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The Awakened Mage by Karen Miller
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Mediocre conclusion to Innocent Mage. Could have cut half the book (all the whining, why me crap) and it would've been much better. But, had to know how it ended. Liked the first half of the book.
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The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller
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Listened to the audio version of this. Slow paced, driven more on character building than fast-based plot. I enjoyed it, and will probably finish the other books.
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Inspired by the true story of Sarah Grimke, one of the very earliest abolitionists and women's rights advocates. Alternating chapters told in Sarah's voice, and the voice of Handful, the slave given to Sarah when she was 11. Moving without being depr ...more
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D.H. Lawrence
“Was his life nothing? Had he nothing to show, no work? He did not count his work, anyone could have done it. What had he known, but the long, marital embrace with his wife. Curious, that this was what his life amounted to! At any rate, it was something, it was eternal. He would say so to anybody, and be proud of it. He lay with his wife in his arms, and she was still his fulfillment, just the same as ever. And that was the be-all and the end-all. Yes, and he was proud of it.”
D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The old grief of the great mystery of human life gradually passes into a quiet, tender joy; in place of the boiling blood of youth there comes a meek serene old age: I bless the daily rising of the sun, and my heart sings to it as it did of old, but now I am more enamored of its setting, its long, oblique rays, and the quiet, gentle, tender memories that accompany them, the dear images from the whole of a long and blessed life--and above it all the truth of God, moving, reconciling, all-forgiving!”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Rebecca West
“It was his hopeless hope that some time he would have an experience that would act on his life like alchemy, turning to gold all the dark metals of events, and from that revelation he would go on his way rich with an inextinguishable joy. There had been, of course, no chance of his ever getting it. Literally there wasn't room to swing a revelation in his crowded life.”
Rebecca West, The Return of the Soldier

Muriel Barbery
“When something is bothering me, I seek refuge. No need to travel far; a trip to the realm of literary memory will suffice. For where can one find more noble distraction, more entertaining company, more delightful enchantment than in literature?”
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Jeffrey Eugenides
“Emotions, in my experience, aren't covered by single words. I don't believe in "sadness," "joy," or "regret." Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I'd like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, "the happiness that attends disaster." Or: "the disappointment of sleeping with one's fantasy." I'd like to show how "intimations of mortality brought on by aging family members" connects with "the hatred of mirrors that begins in middle age." I'd like to have a word for "the sadness inspired by failing restaurants" as well as for "the excitement of getting a room with a minibar." I've never had the right words to describe my life, and now that I've entered my story, I need them more than ever. ”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

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