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Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet
Cloud and Wallfish
by Anne Nesbet (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2017
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Walking lightly here because this book is historical fiction and it is about an important world event: the ending of East Germany post WWII. Noah is an 11 yr old boy with a bad stutter. His parents use his stutter as an excuse to get them in to East ...more
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2017
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This book is one of those stories that kept running the risk of becoming hopelessly maudlin and predictable. Thankfully, it ran the other way. Ove is a man who has had a life full of early losses and because he has a taciturn nature he doesn't experi ...more
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Best. State. Ever. by Dave Barry
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This book blew my mind because it captured all of the the things about Florida that completely bewilder me. After I recover from the shock and awe, I realize that these things make me love living here now too. Any book that makes me snort laugh and s ...more
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The Nerdy and the Dirty by B.T. Gottfred
The Nerdy and the Dirty
by B.T. Gottfred (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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A resolution this year is to read a teen book a week. I like good cover art and catchy titles so I grabbed this book. I know a book has to have drama and a hook. In this case it's a nerdy boy floundering around unable to make connections with other p ...more
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Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Our Chemical Hearts
by Krystal Sutherland (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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This is some fine writing here about being in love when you are a teenager. Henry Page is an average guy who is waiting for things to happen to him for the first time. The author did a great job describing the fog of complacency that drives adults nu ...more
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Stitches by Anne Lamott
Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair
by Anne Lamott (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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I grabbed this along with Help, Thanks, Wow and read them both this week. Looking at others reviews I see the criticism that they are maybe too pat and too brief. Sometimes we don't need all the gory details. Sometimes a short set of instructions is ...more
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Help Thanks Wow by Anne Lamott
Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers
by Anne Lamott (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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I work in a library so it's certainly not hard to bump into books. Probably spend more time trying to ignore them. This slim volume about prayer ended up in my hands without really looking and it spoke to me at a time that I was open to hearing it. T ...more
Anaconda Choke by Jeremy Brown
"Jeremy Brown, I think I love you.

I will always remember how I picked the first book in this series up, off of a New Book display in a case of mistaken identity. I was looking for the steampunk story related in a particularly awful movie.

Thank yo..." Read more of this review »
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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
All the Bright Places
by Jennifer Niven (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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Troubled boy meets troubled girl on a ledge and both are contemplating suicide. One is ostracized and one is popular. And they hook up hoping for a happily ever after. Wow is this a struggle to think about this book and decide a rating and what I tho ...more
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Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
Skipping Christmas
by John Grisham (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2016
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When this book came out in 2001 I read it and hated it. I thought it was cold and crass and unbelievably snarky. I loved Christmas in 2001. Now I'm older than Luther Krank and I get it. It's tongue in cheek and pokes fun at our commercialism but, und ...more
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Mark Twain
“I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”
Mark Twain

John Irving
“Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.”
John Irving, The Cider House Rules

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Charles Dickens
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

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