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One More Thing by B.J. Novak
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Life Itself by Roger Ebert
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Three and a half stars. I loved Roger Ebert's movie reviews and have missed his movie columns and twitter feed more than I ever expected to. This book is a mixed bag. It's clearly about what HE wanted to write about and is not entirely what I was exp...more
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Gold by Chris Cleave
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Three and a half stars. This book is slightly soapy, but it's also a really interesting story about Olympic indoor cycling. The book alternates narrators between three cyclists, a coach, and a child. The story definitely unfolds in ways that I could...more
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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
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This book is three and a half stars. It's the story of two brothers, one of them becomes involved with one of the communist movements in India in the mid-1960s. I enjoyed the book but had two basic problems with it: (1) most readers don't know much a...more
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Cheri and The Last of Cheri [movie tie-in edition] by Colette
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This book is two novels, Cheri and The Last of Cheri. I'd give Cheri (told from Lea's perspective) 4 stars and The Last of Cheri (told from Cheri's perspective) 3 stars. I saw the movie based on the book Cheri in 2009 and loved it. The book is about...more
Cheri & The Last of Cheri by Colette
" Colette is such a fascinating character herself, that it's tempting to give a description of some of the highlights of her life right here. I will defer, however, to two of my favorites among her many novels, Chéri (1920) and Fin de Chéri (1926).... " Read more of this review »
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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
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This is a fun novel that is difficult to write much about without giving too much away. It made my multi hour layover go by more quickly, so I can recommend this as a good book to read while traveling.
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Tenth of December by George Saunders
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The first and last stories in this book are, I think, masterpieces, and affected me more than I would have thought possible-- they're just short stories, after all. In the first one, a dreamy teenage girl is in her house, having fantasies about h... " Read more of this review »
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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
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Harry S. Truman
“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.”
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“Enjoy every sandwich.”
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“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...”
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Margaret Thatcher
“I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.”
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“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”
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