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Allison is reading Glitch: I just finished Glitch: A Short Story (Kindle Single) and gave it 5 stars.
Glitch by Hugh Howey
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Red Rising by Pierce Brown
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Sand Omnibus by Hugh Howey
Sand Omnibus (Sand, #1-5)
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A dystopian story with a twist is always welcome. Having read Howey's Wool series about a totalitarian regime, I was intrigued to read this collection about a lawless society. What made it particularly gripping was the construct of a world in which a ...more
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The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
The Boston Girl
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I received this as a Christmas gift and read it in a day. No doubt about it, Anita Diamanté is a master storyteller. I found all the details of this woman's life interesting, from her difficult immigrant childhood to her perspective as an educated gr ...more
Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr
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I have a love affair with Italy having had the great fortune to visit it two years in a row (2010 and 2011). Venice and Florence were easy falls/love at first sight, Rome not so much. Needless to say spectacular even the first time around (it is R..." Read more of this review »
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Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr
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If you love traveling to or reading about Rome, If you enjoyed Doerr's recent award-winning All the Light We Cannot See, and if you appreciate beautiful writing, you will want to read this memoir about the author's year in Italy with his wife and twi ...more
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Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman
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Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman
"When a successful writer of books for adults decides to traipse headlong into the world of children’s literature, the results are too often disastrous. From Donald Barthelme’s self-indulgent Slightly Irregular Fire Engine to the more recent, if di..." Read more of this review »
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale
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I can only add my accolades to all the reviews I have read on Goodreads. I received this as an ARC from Netgalley.com. If you liked Sarah's Key or All the Light We Cannot See, you will find yourself in familiar territory, but the characters stand alo ...more
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Elephant Company by Vicki Croke
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I was led to this book after reading Jodi Picoult's novel Leaving Time in which an elephant sanctuary plays a significant part. This true account of Jim Williams' life among the elephants in Burma before and during WW II was gripping and a revelation ...more
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“The truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books without losing their composure or their desire for more.”
Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance

Samuel Johnson
“The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it.”
Samuel Johnson

Daniel Patrick Moynihan
“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”
Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Albert Einstein
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Albert Einstein

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