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"Kristan Higgins' most recent (contemporary) romances have included a lot of humor. "
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
" The titular first essay is required reading for humans, especially men. I enjoyed (is that the right word?) the rest of the book as well, though I felt the essays were best when they were most direct. My only quibble with the book is that the essa... " Read more of this review »
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Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
" I've read this essay and others by Solnit all prior to their inclusion in this slim little tone with the exactly right-sized lettering on its cover. I am hugely adoring of her writing, so this review is less about the essays themselves (all fantas... " Read more of this review »
Catori's Worlds by Murielle Cyr
" I think this is self-published and because of that is in need of a substantial edit. It has 5 star ratings across the board, which tells me her friends have been rating it kindly as friends do. It has plenty of unrealized potential but I put it do... " Read more of this review »
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The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston
" I will write more about this book closer to its pub date, (full review on Pink Me but here is the quick version - SO GREAT. Unusually, spectacularly great. Very assured for a first novel. Full of banter an... " Read more of this review »
"Nope, that would pull me right out of my suspended disbelief. I think this goes way past nitpicky, to out and out bad characterization. "
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Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James
Three Weeks With Lady X (Desperate Duchesses, #7)
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“There is nothing that I so greatly admire as purposefulness. I have an enormous respect for people who know exactly what they are doing and where they are going. Such people are compact and integrated. They have clear edges. They give an impression of invulnerability and balance, and I wish I were one of them.”
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Gary Paulsen
“She was brilliant and joyous and she believed- probably correctly- that libraries contain the answers to all things, to everything, and that if you can't find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably doesn't exist in this or any parallel universe now or ever to be known. She was thoughtful and kind and she always believed the best of everybody. She was, above all else, a master librarian and she knew where to find any book on any subject in the shortest possible time.

And she was wonderfully unhinged.”
Gary Paulsen, Mudshark

Ian Sansom
“[L]ibrarians, like ministers of religion, and poets, and people with mental health disorders, can make people nervous.”
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Aldo Leopold
“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

Jennifer Kaufman
“For me, reading is so much more. Books teach you how other people think, and what they're feeling, and how they change from ordinary beings to extraordinary ones. Often they are so appealing and intelligent, you'd rather spend time reading about them than doing anything else.”
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