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This one snuck up on me. I almost DNFed about twenty times, and now I find myself requesting its sequel from the library. It's a slow burn for sure, with the first 150 pages being exceptionally slow. And it ended rather abruptly without any real conc ...more
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Difficult, heavy, and extremely, extremely important. I held back that final star only because there was no real suggestion or idea for how to break out of or change the "dream" to not be destructive and exclusive, or what that new society would look ...more
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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
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Ms. Gilbert and I are very different people. I appreciated hearing her thoughts on something we are both passionate about, as she thinks so differently from me. This book was interesting and often funny, and I liked how conversational it felt. That b ...more
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Terryl L. Givens
“As an inmate of a concentration camp, Corrie Ten Boom heard a commotion, and saw a short distance away a prison guard mercilessly beating a female prisoner. “What can we do for these people?” Corrie whispered. “Show them that love is greater,” Betsie replied. In that moment, Corrie realized her sister’s focus was on the prison guard, not the victim she was watching. Betsie saw the world through a different lens. She considered the actions of greatest moral gravity to be the ones we originate, not the ones we suffer.”
Terryl L. Givens, The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life

Anne Lamott
“The opposite of faith is not doubt, it’s certainty.”
Anne Lamott

“Our lives are more like a canvas on which we paint, than a script we need to learn – though the illusion of the latter appeals to us by its lower risk.”
Fiona Givens, The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life

“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake”
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