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Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism
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Becoming Frum by Sarah Bunin Benor
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Motivational Interviewing by William R. Miller
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Excellent. It's too bad that, as the authors say, you can't become a proficient motivational interviewer from reading a book. Still, though, the concepts and methods laid out in this book are clear and user-friendly, and to whatever degree I can, I'v...more
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The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
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Eh. I think I was hoping for something more scientific and informative. Instead, I got a lot of musings on where conscience comes from and whether we'd be better off without out it, interspersed with sociopath anecdotes which were apparently composit...more
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The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
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The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Eh. Wasn't holding my interest, and it was coming due at the library. Some of my goodreads friends really liked it, so I may try it again if I have a dry spell.
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
" Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.

This book is kind of like that bit in A Chorus Line where the director is making everyone tell him about their ch... " Read more of this review »
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
" I’m starting to think I’m the only bibliophile on earth who didn’t care for this book. After everything I’d read about it, I didn’t think it could possibly fail to be fantastic. For me, though, it tips way too far into chick lit and YA territory,... " Read more of this review »
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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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Eh. I don't think I'm going to finish this. I've really OD'd on the "love letter to books" genre. I want to just enjoy books, not read about how much other people enjoy them. And part of enjoying a book, for me, is a good story and interesting charac...more
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Oscar Wilde
“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
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Abigail Van Buren
“The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.”
Abigail Van Buren

Bruce Coville
“All these guys picking on smart kids and calling them geeks and dweebs are going to grow up and want to know why they don't do something about the terrible state the world is in. I can tell you why. By the time they grow up, most of the kids who realy could have changed things are wrecked. ”
Bruce Coville, My Teacher Glows in the Dark

Nora Ephron
“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”
Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

Elizabeth Gilbert
“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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