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Songmaster by Orson Scott Card
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Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer
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This is a little hard to rate, as I had fun reading it while working my way through a nasty cold... but once I was done, I couldn't escape the feeling that it was not really a very good book! Charming at times, but not very good. It was like watching ...more
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Agyar by Steven Brust
Agyar
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Wonderful book by one of my favorite writers. Rip off the cover, because it sucks, and read it in the wintertime.
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
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To Have and To Hold by Patricia Gaffney
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So, the author's writing is quite good actually, but I couldn't finish it. The first sexual encounter between the leads was a pretty sickening and detailed rape, and I'm just not on bored for stories about a victim falling in love with her rapist. No ...more
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The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
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A Brother's Honor by Brenda Jackson
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Man, I really wanted to like this, but I don't even think I can finish it. The prose is so stilted and terrible, the dialogue is declarative and unrealistic, and she majorly tells instead of showing. It feels like she's taking down to the reader. May ...more
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The Sandman, Vol. 7 by Neil Gaiman
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This is my favorite volume of the Sandman. That's all I'm going to say about it.
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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
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Lloyd Alexander
“Llonio said life was a net for luck; to Hevydd the Smith life was a forge; and to Dwyvach the Weaver-Woman a loom. They spoke truly, for it is all of these. But you,' Taran said, his eyes meeting the potter's, 'you have shown me life is one thing more. It is clay to be shaped, as raw clay on a potter's wheel.”
Lloyd Alexander, Taran Wanderer

Rainer Maria Rilke
“weren’t you always
distracted by expectation, as if every event
announced a beloved? (Where can you find a place
to keep her, with all the huge strange thoughts inside you
going and coming and often staying all night.)…”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“I realized that if I ever have children, I don't want them to have American childhoods. I don't want them to say 'Hi' to adults I want them to say 'Good morning' and 'Good afternoon'. I don't want them to mumble 'Good' when someone says 'How are you?' to them. Or to raise five fingers when asked how old they are. I want them to say 'I'm fine thank you' and 'I'm five years old'. I don't want a child who feeds on praise and expects a star for effort and talks back to adults in the name of self-expression. Is that terribly conservative?”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“The only reason you say that race was not an issue is because you wish it was not. We all wish it was not. But it’s a lie. I came from a country where race was not an issue; I did not think of myself as black and I only became black when I came to America. When you are black in America and you fall in love with a white person, race doesn’t matter when you’re alone together because it’s just you and your love. But the minute you step outside, race matters. But we don’t talk about it. We don’t even tell our white partners the small things that piss us off and the things we wish they understood better, because we’re worried they will say we’re overreacting, or we’re being too sensitive. And we don’t want them to say, Look how far we’ve come, just forty years ago it would have been illegal for us to even be a couple blah blah blah, because you know what we’re thinking when they say that? We’re thinking why the fuck should it ever have been illegal anyway? But we don’t say any of this stuff. We let it pile up inside our heads and when we come to nice liberal dinners like this, we say that race doesn’t matter because that’s what we’re supposed to say, to keep our nice liberal friends comfortable. It’s true. I speak from experience.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

Albert Einstein
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.”
Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies

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