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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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Self Coaching 101 by Brooke Castillo
Self Coaching 101
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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
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Silvio, I always notice the "Girl who" did something books. There are so many more than the dragon tattoo ones. I'm always like, "Which
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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
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The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil
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Vernon D. Burns
“I consider myself a green party supporter...because green represents my favorite color other than clear. And I met a guy who was running for the green party this one time, and he seemed like he had a great head on his shoulders for a homeless guy.”
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Manny Rayner
“Well, my suggestion could have been ironic.”
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“I know this is my signature move, but it really does read much better in the original.”
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Sheng Wang
“Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.”
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Manny Rayner
“I believe in the theory that you should invert the genders in Proust - to me, it makes more sense like that, given that he was gay himself. . . . I promise you, it is a very common way to read the books, and has been much discussed. . . . You see how common it is? . . . it's pretty mainstream.”
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Thoughts on Politics 2012 (Horror)
4 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM
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Description: Wherein I list my all time favorites so that you may know they are there and go off and give them votes or just appreciate their general awesomeness. The favorites are in no particular order. Prepare yourself for shameless promotion of stuff I like.
7742 Cyber Book Club — 38 members — last activity Sep 24, 2015 11:11AM
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70081 The Vernon D. Burns Appreciation Society — 15 members — last activity Sep 08, 2012 12:47PM
I appreciate Vernon D. Burns and all that he has done for postmodern literature. This is a group where his six or seven fans can keep in the loop abou ...more
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39912 the cool kids — 24 members — last activity Dec 28, 2010 09:12AM
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