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A Tale of Two Cities
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"I'm not a particularly big fan of biographies, but maybe reading about my #1 Favorite (and most underrated) President, James Madison, will change that. I already really like Lynne Cheney's narrative." Dec 22, 2014 01:08PM

 

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Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)
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recommended for: stupid teenagers, as opposed to intelligent ones
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This is where Cynthia Hand and I part ways for good. I will not be continuing the Unearthly series, and I will not read anything else by this author. To be frank, her character's attitudes were offensive to me.

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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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"It is likely enough that, rooted in the woods of France and Norway, there were growing trees...already marked by the woodman, Fate, to come down and be sawn into boards, to make a certain movable framework with a sack and a knife in it, terrible in ...more
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One good thing about only writing 6 books is that it doesn't have to be an arduous feat to read them all.


Like many (most?) American AP high school students, I had to read Pride and Prejudice in high school. For fun and giggles, I had also read Emma,
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