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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
“I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”
Anne Frank
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“I am fated to journey hand in hand with my strange heroes and to survey the surging immensity of life, to survey it through the laughter that all can see and through the tears unseen and unknown by anyone.”
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A Testament of Hope by Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
by Leo Tolstoy
read in April, 2015
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Ugh, Tolstoy, I feel ya buddy.
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Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
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The best thing about this book is the way it explores xenocultural conflict. The worst thing about this book is everything else.
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Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
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This book contains an amazing array of detailed, fully-drawn female characters. The villain (3Jane), the hero (Angie), the enterprising youth (Kumiko), the badass mercenary (Sally), and the apotheosistic sinner (Mona)--all of them women. That's somet ...more
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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If there were a book that was a really bitter tea that had steeped until it crystallized and then those crystals had been used to gouge out the eyes of the patriarchy and then put in a museum and annotated with a snide label...then that book would be ...more
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Count Zero by William Gibson
Count Zero (Sprawl, #2)
by William Gibson
read in March, 2015
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An extraordinary work. A complex gesture. A projective vector of the cultural consciousness styled as a literary Cornell box. In my top five books of all time.
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Neuromancer by William Gibson
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
by William Gibson
read in March, 2015
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Perfection. Pure, crystalline, total.
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Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Yes Please
by Amy Poehler
read in February, 2015
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I'm so glad that Amy Poehler is in the world, but, in retrospect, I didn't need this book in my brain.
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Ernest Hemingway
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”
Ernest Hemingway

Anne Frank
“I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Nikolai Gogol
“I am fated to journey hand in hand with my strange heroes and to survey the surging immensity of life, to survey it through the laughter that all can see and through the tears unseen and unknown by anyone.”
Nikolai Gogol

Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

Charlotte Brontë
“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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