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Julie rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Sunshine on Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
Sunshine on Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street #8)
by Alexander McCall Smith (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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There is something so moving about these books that are not about much. It is this random group of people who live vaguely in the same area of Edinburgh whose lives bump into each other occasionally. What I love is the soothing narrative that is punc...more
Julie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
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Little bit of a wobble between being a 4 and a 5 star book. Here's what makes it a 5: Teenage Lucy and Owen are trapped together on their apartment building elevator during a blackout in New York City. Neither of them are being well parented and they...more
Julie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Frida Kahlo by Margaret Frith
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Frida Kahlo was a complicated artist. This book is a gentle introduction to her not so gentle life. Interesting to have Tomie dePaola's illustrations blended in with reproductions of her paintings.
Julie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Matisse by Laurence Anholt
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I love Matisse. This picture book captures the period of the painter's life when his health was failing. He created a beautiful chapel in southern France that is now at the top of my bucket list of things to see.
Julie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Sea Creatures by Susanna  Daniel
Sea Creatures
by Susanna Daniel (Goodreads Author)
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3.75 rounded up to 4. Susanna Daniel is an excellent writer. She builds the story like a intricate Lego project. Each brick of detail makes the plot grow bigger and bigger. A husband, wife and their small mute son are fleeing the Midwest to resettle...more
Julie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Skinny-dipping by Claire Matturro
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This mystery was like chips and a cold Diet Coke on a hot day. Not particularly nutritious though it filled me up with quirky characters and scenes that moved quickly. This would not make a steady book diet but it was an easy read.
Julie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
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Harry Potter is the greatest book series I have ever encountered. It is great because Rowling created characters that will endure forever. Each and every one was distinct and existed in their own fabulous parallel universe. With the foray into adult...more
Julie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins
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When I go to my last chapter and reflect on my life that has been primarily defined by the people that I have loved and the art that I made and the books that I have read, Tom Robbins will be in the first paragraph of people who touched my life very...more
Julie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Body Toll by Bruce Thomason
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This is not the kind of book I read usually so it was a slow start. Once the story was built and the characters were developed, I really enjoyed it.
Julie rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Bad Blood by G.W. Reynolds III
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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

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

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

John Irving
“If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

Tom Robbins
“You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans.”
Tom Robbins

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