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This is a difficult book to review. Mary Rose has such a difficult life. Her father isn't part of her life, her mother cares more for men than she does for her two young daughters, and Mary Rose spirals in and out of drug abuse. As
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Dear Nobody by Gillian McCain
Trying to make good friends in a new place is one of the hardest things to do, especially for me. I mean, first off, consider how I don’t HAVE any friends to make me feel good. Then there’s the issue of always having to remember to never be anything less than pleasant, and to be really nice to everyone. Then there’s the matter of not coming on too strong; not to mention having to remember to always pay attention and be polite when the other person speaks—and never put down their opinion. Even if they are a little mean, or rude, pretend not to notice—be even nicer to the ones like that. Always look good. Dress right. Laugh right.Gillian McCain
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How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman
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What a fabulously fascinating book! I think this is the book I've always been looking for. I've been curious for much of my life about how our forebears lived, and I've read other books trying to figure that out. But this one really goes into great d ...more
Karyl is on page 242 of 464 of How to Be a Victorian: Dr Baker...concluded that many mothers, on account of needing to work, were in the habit of feeding opiates to their babies..., so that their infants would sleep while they were at work during the day... Drugged babies slept more and cried less, but the opiates also suppressed their appetites, and it was the children eating less that most often led to their premature deaths.
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In a way, looking back, it seemed a long, long time since she had been eighteen, but in another way her memories were so clear and vivid that it seemed like yesterday.Helen Hooven Santmyer
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
"Caleana Sardothien, young woman assassin, is betrayed and sentenced to the salt mines of Endovier. After a year, however, she is given an opportunity: If she wins a contest to become the king's champion, she will be granted a four-year contract, w..." Read more of this review »
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Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
"It's been a long time since a book has made me teary-eyed, but Gracefully Grayson had me sniffling at the end. The story is beautiful and authentic. To say it is the tale of a young transgender person coming of age and finding his (her) identity m..." Read more of this review »
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Eugene O'Neill
“I am so far from being a pessimist...on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.”
Eugene O'Neill

Zelda Fitzgerald
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
Zelda Fitzgerald

Philip K. Dick
“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
Philip K. Dick, VALIS

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Edgar Allan Poe
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
Edgar Allan Poe

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