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Sandy D. and 49 other people liked Juliet's review of Uprooted:
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
"A wonderful folkloric fantasy by the author of the Temeraire series. The characters are excellent, the descriptions of magic are brilliant and original, and the story is action-packed from start to finish, yet the author manages to fit in characte..." Read more of this review »
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Uprooted by Naomi Novik
"This is one of the few books in the last year that managed to captivate me. From the opening paragraph this story grabs and hauls you off into the wonders of darkly wooded world and just as sincerely holds you captive. Ms. Novik did everything rig..." Read more of this review »
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The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally
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Family history, cultural & biological evolution, DNA and genealogy, eugenics and the Third Reich, Australian orphanages, convicts and the settlement of Tasmania & Australia, the LDS focus on genealogy and family baptism, the African slave tra ...more
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
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Sweet, funny, compelling YA read set in a suburb of Atlanta.
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Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1)
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Sandy D. voted for 18 books on the list Books about Books
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
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Stephen Colbert
“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it.”
Stephen Colbert

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.”
Susan J. Douglas

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.”
Jennifer Kaufman
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Ian Sansom
“[L]ibrarians, like ministers of religion, and poets, and people with mental health disorders, can make people nervous.”
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2241 Newbery Books — 362 members — last activity Sep 26, 2013 02:37PM
A group for those of us who love children's literature, especially books that have been given a John Newbery Award for distinguished contributions to ...more
16527 YA and KidLit to Film — 194 members — last activity Apr 04, 2013 10:38AM
Welcome! This is a group for those who want to discuss all of the Children and YA books that have been made or are currently being made into feature f ...more
149466 YA, MG, Seriously — 198 members — last activity Jun 17, 2015 07:20AM
For readers and authors of literary young adult and middle grade fiction--all genres. We’ll be reading and discussing books with innovative, intimate, ...more
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For people who like nature and care about the enviroment.
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara KingsolverAll Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotFarm City by Novella CarpenterThe Dirty Life by Kristin KimballHit by a Farm by Catherine Friend
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