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Half Bad by Sally  Green
Half Bad (Half Life, #1)
by Sally Green (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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A fine young adult fantasy about a young male witch who suffers because of the evil character he may have inherited from his father. Lots of action and a fully wrought world of magic and intrigue.
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This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Enlightening historical novel that depicts the early abolitionist and women's suffrage movement. The character of Sarah is based on an actual, unsung hero of both movements who grew up in a slave-owning family in the early 1800's. She broke from fami...more
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Sebastian by Christoph Fischer
Sebastian
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Tales from the Times by The New York Times
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I read this collection of stories to help determine their potential use as a classroom resource. The short pieces are fine examples of journalistic writing. Great examples of stories about events and people--inspiring, amusing, and moving.
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Song of the Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen
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Red or Dead by David Peace
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Life in Prison by Stanley Tookie Williams
Life in Prison
by Stanley Tookie Williams
read in April, 2014
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A very fine memoir of prison life written as a warning to young people. Mr. Williams portrays the terrible boredom and sense of loss that accompanies life in prison. This book in the right hands at the right moment could change lives.
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Themes for English B by J.D. Scrimgeour
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A collection of thoughtful and beautifully written essays. I love the mediations on working class students finding their way in college classes. I wish I had such a professor when I was struggling to find a voice that honored my working class roots a...more
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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
by Matthew Quick (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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An excellent YA novel about a young man who feels so desperately alone and damaged that he makes elaborate plans to kill himself and a former friend. The secrets and shame that lead to this plan are revealed slowly and with great sensitivity. I look...more
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Mary Karr
“If you live in the dark a long time and the sun comes out, you do not cross into it whistling. There's an initial uprush of relief at first, then-for me, anyway- a profound dislocation. My old assumptions about how the world works are buried, yet my new ones aren't yet operational.There's been a death of sorts, but without a few days in hell, no resurrection is possible.”
Mary Karr, Lit

Leo Buscaglia
“Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, 'Did you bring joy?' The second was, 'Did you find joy?”
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Ursula K. Le Guin
“But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

Mary Karr
“The shreiking fight or the out-of-character insult endures forever, while the daily sweetness dissolves like sugar in water.”
Mary Karr, Lit

Mary Karr
“And you snap out of it. Or are snapped out of it. Never again will you lay a hand against yourself, not as long as there are plums to eat and somebody--anybody--who gives enough of a damn to haul them to you. So long as you bear the least nibblet of love for any other creature in this dark world, though in love portions are never stingy. There are no smidgens on pinches, only rolling abundance. That's how you acquire the resolution for survival that the upcoming years are about to demand. You don't give it. You earn it.”
Mary Karr, The Liars' Club

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2011 Reading Challenge
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Mary has completed her goal of reading 75 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
 
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