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by X.J. Kennedy (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: "There's no singing school but studying/Monuments of its own magnificence"
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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The Odyssey by Homer
The Odyssey
by Homer
read in October, 1988
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If only it hadn't been college. Freshman year in college. First semester, freshman year in college. You don't know how to read then.

It was pretty neat though.

And at 18, and where we were, we were all about sailing to Ithaca right then. Thought we'd
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Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
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Eyrbyggja Saga by Unknown
Eyrbyggja Saga
by Unknown
read in February, 2015
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This was one of only two books in my college class on the Icelandic Family Saga that I really got into. The other was the poetic Edda, which should have been lying around here somewhere, but I have a feeling has already gone where the good used books ...more
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The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Signature of All Things: A Novel
by Elizabeth Gilbert (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Thank God for that speed-reading course.
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Beowulf by Unknown
Beowulf
by Unknown
read in April, 2015
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I like the side-by-side Anglo Saxon and English. You can figure out a word or three here and there. That's fun. Heaney sticks to the alliterative verse style and that works for me too.
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I.O.U. by John Lanchester
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If this book were food, it would be a mojito. Why? Because I want a mojito. No, because it's tasty and sharp and not quite enough.

I've read it four times, and I understand it better each time, but there are parts I must accept I will never grasp ful
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Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer
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It was fun. I like Hemingway. I didn't figure out who did it, which is always boring. The only problem was that Heyer introduced almost all her characters at a garden party in the first chapter, and around page 50 I finally had to sit down with a pie ...more
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Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
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A very good look at the death penalty in America through a nightmare investigation, trial and appeal. Stevenson also discusses several other appeals he was involved with, some successfully and some not. So much for your belief in fairness.

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