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The Bingo Palace
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"really, ayn rand? You wouldn't draw the line at least there?!?

4. 5 !! Just a little titch off coz' there were those four things, after all. But I loved...more
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
A Tale for the Time Being
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read in September, 2014
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1) Nao’s voice.
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The Bingo Palace by Louise Erdrich
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"time travel? I didn't get that from it ... but yeah, there was some multi-verse/quantum physics stuff at the end that I thought was going to head into...more "
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"thanks! I commented over there, too. I didn't have the stomach to keep going to figure out what the heck she was doing. If it's not something that sup...more "
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·Karen· is on page 360 of 834 of The Luminaries: Part One alone is longer than a lot of novels that say more in half the words. And James Wood thinks that David Mitchell has plenty to tell but not much to say. What would he make of Ms Catton? *Goes away to hunt out a review*
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Samadrita is starting Three Guineas: "...one does not like to leave so remarkable a letter as yours-a letter perhaps unique in the history of human correspondence, since when before has an educated man asked a woman how in her opinion war can be prevented?-unanswered."
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"well, it keeps changing on me depending on what time I read it. It's like the last few pages of the diary, really. "
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·Karen· is on page 213 of 834 of The Luminaries: I wonder if this is going to be more than a very big, fat, complex, competent, historical detective story.
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Oscar Wilde
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
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“Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.”
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Martin Luther King Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
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Robert Louis Stevenson
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
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Walt Whitman
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Walt Whitman

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