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Doomsday Book
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"Giving up on reading for the night. Tonight's Game of Thrones ep broke my brain, but this time it's in the good way." May 31, 2015 09:04PM

Lord John And The...
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"Yesterday when I saw DG speak at PHX Comic-Con, she told the story of how Barnes & Noble was stocking this series in the romance section even though it has ZERO romance in it, and they didn't stop until she wrote them a rude letter. LOL she's such a bossy B." May 31, 2015 01:49PM

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"I think this is probably a book that I should have read via hard copy." May 24, 2015 06:20PM


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Ashley is 55% done with Doomsday Book: Giving up on reading for the night. Tonight's Game of Thrones ep broke my brain, but this time it's in the good way.
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
"Ask any person anywhere in the world to give an example of a classic book of US literature and it is a safe bet this one will come out among the top three. The only reason I am going to mention the plot for such famous book is the fact that I alwa..." Read more of this review »
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Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
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I came to Call the Midwife, the first book in Jennifer Worth's series of nursing memoirs set in post-WWII East End of London, in an ass-backwards way. I had seen the entire series as it aired on PBS, and then again as it was released on DVD, before I ...more
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One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night by Christopher Brookmyre
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Okay, so biting the bullet on my next couple of reviews because I’m behind and don’t want to get even further behind by being paralyzed about what to say.

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Katherine Boo
“What was unfolding in Mumbai was unfolding elsewhere, too. In the age of global market capitalism, hopes and grievances were narrowly conceived, which blunted a sense of common predicament. Poor people didn't unite; they competed ferociously amongst themselves for gains as slender as they were provisional. And this undercity strife created only the faintest ripple in the fabric of the society at large. The gates of the rich, occasionally rattled, remained unbreached. The politicians held forth on the middle class. The poor took down one another, and the world's great, unequal cities soldiered on in relative peace.”
Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

George R.R. Martin
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Maria Semple
“My heart started racing, not the bad kind of heart racing, like I'm going to die. But the good kind of heart racing, like, Hello, can I help you with something? If not, please step aside because I'm about to kick the shit out of life.”
Maria Semple, Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Neil Gaiman
“No, look, there's a blue box. It's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. It can go anywhere in time and space and sometimes even where it's meant to go. And when it turns up, there's a bloke in it called The Doctor and there will be stuff wrong and he will do his best to sort it out and he will probably succeed 'cause he's awesome. Now sit down, shut up, and watch 'Blink'.”
Neil Gaiman

J.K. Rowling
“You must accept the reality of other people. You think that reality is up for negotiation, that we think it's whatever you say it is. You must accept that we are as real as you are; you must accept that you are not God.”
J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy

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2013 Reading Challenge
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2012 Reading Challenge
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2011 Reading Challenge
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