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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
" no! noooo! Setting the bar high is very different from hating it! If I hated it, I wouldn't have ever picked it up!

Also, I love it. :-p I'm a big enou
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Jennifer (aka EM) is on page 142 of 333 of Station Eleven: I set the bar REALLY high for this book. It's clearing it with ease.
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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
" hahaha Well, I don't know what your urban dictionary defines "FFS" as - but yeah, let's go with that suggestion. It couldn't hurt, right? "
Dear Life by Alice Munro
Dear Life
by Alice Munro
read in January, 2015
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Bittersweet to read this and think AM may not be writing anything else. A little more erratic than some of her other short story collections, especially in the first four stories, but the final section - autobiographical but not stories so much (as s ...more
Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey
" lovely, just lovely.

ETA, this is so smart: "she writes of all the things young'uns with broken hearts, a truncated view of their future, and a disembo
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Jennifer (aka EM) and 11 other people liked jo's review of Nobody Is Ever Missing:
Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey
"i wanted to create a shelf for this one. i would have called "how-the-young'uns-write." but then i faltered. it seemed dismissive. maybe there is something slightly MFA-ish and a bit "trendy" about the way this book is written, but, really, this i..." Read more of this review »
Jennifer (aka EM) and 22 other people liked Paquita Maria Sanchez's review of Ray:
Ray by Barry Hannah
"This is probably the best book in the world that almost everyone in the world has never read. Holy shit, few to none in my experience have ever been as effortlessly eloquent as this guy, so (literally) obscenely charming and erudite and just offen..." Read more of this review »
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
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I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!
I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!”
Charles M. Schulz, The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960

Thomas L. Friedman
“Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.”
Thomas L. Friedman

Albert Einstein
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
Albert Einstein

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

Oscar Wilde
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
Oscar Wilde

A Goodreadin' Year In Review (Travel)
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Description: An annual exercise to take stock of what fed my head here on GR.
GR Challenge (Select)
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Description: Taking the GR Challenge one step beyond quantity to make some specific reading commitments focused on quality.
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