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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Girl with All the Gifts
by M.R. Carey (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Foretold by Jana Oliver
Foretold (The Demon Trappers, #4)
by Jana Oliver (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Falcon in the glass by Susan Fletcher
Falcon in the Glass by Susan Fletcher
302 pgs.
Target audience: Middle Reader
Rating: Wizard

In the late fifteenth century on the island of Murano, Italy, Renzo longs to be a glassmaker like his father before him. When his father is murdered, Renzo’s... " Read more of this review »
The Nerd and the Marine by D.R. Grady
" Cute story idea with lots of promise but way to squeaky clean for me. Half of the time I felt like I was reading about a relationship between 14 year olds. The other half, a relationship between 70 year olds. (What 30 year olds need a group of cha... " Read more of this review »
I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames by Jeni Decker
" A friend of mine with multiple autistic children handed this to me and said, "Read this. It's so much like my life, it's not funny."

Being a mother isn't easy at the best of times. For 18 years, you have full responsibility for another living, bre... " Read more of this review »
"Kristan Higgins' most recent (contemporary) romances have included a lot of humor. "
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"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)
by Eloisa James (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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Aldo Leopold
“Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching- even when doing the wrong thing is legal.”
Aldo Leopold

“..."Fun?" you ask. "Weren't feminists these grim-faced, humorless, antifamily, karate-chopping ninjas who were bitter because they couldn't get a man?" Well, in fact the problem was that all too many of them HAD gotten a man, married him, had his kids, and then discovered that, as mothers, they were never supposed to have their own money, their own identity, their own aspirations, time to pee, or a brain. And yes, some women indeed became bad-tempered as a result. After all, no anger, no social change.”
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“The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, "What good is it?" If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”
Aldo Leopold, Round River: From the Journals of Aldo Leopold

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

“...One of the reasons so many women say "I'm not a feminist but..." (and then put forward a feminist position), is that in addition to being stereotyped as man-hating Amazons, feminists have also been cast as antifamily and antimotherhood.”
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