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Death Keeps His Court by Anselm Audley
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Felicia J. is 38% done with Death Keeps His Court: There were men with swords at the justices' backs. Their royal master had asked for their opinions, but he had made it absolutely plain what their opinions were to be.
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Arabella by Georgette Heyer
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Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin
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We humans have bodies that are unique in many ways. But we also share similarities with every other animal on the planet, including some of the oldest creatures ever to walk, swim or wiggle on earth. That's the central theme of Neil Shubin's Your Inn ...more
The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough
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Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer
Faro's Daughter
by Georgette Heyer
read in January, 2017
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This is the first Georgette Heyer Regency I've read that disappointed me. In the past, I've finished her books in 4-5 days, tops, but Faro's Daughter took me two weeks.

At first, the story came wrapped in the trademark wit and the makings of
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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow
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I just can't get into this one. The writing is beautiful, but I want to know what's going on outside the hotel and not what books the Count is reading or what wine he ordered with dinner. So far, the novel reads like a series of memories and vignette ...more
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Carl Sagan
“I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.”
Carl Sagan, Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

Victoria Vane
“Ha! I wouldn’t have him now, were he gilded!” Mariah looked shocked. “Isn’t emasculation a bit harsh?” “Not gelded, dearest. Gilded, as in covered in gold, although gelding might well be what he really deserves!”
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“Dreams, aspirations and adventure are not exclusively male prerogatives, Marcus. I had them too.”
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Jennifer Weiner
“Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you're working. Tell them it's research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you alone.”
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“Until this moment, the wooing of Lydia Trent had been little more than a game to him, but God help him he wanted her now. He was thunderstruck to realize he yearned for her good opinion and craved her respect as much as he desired her body.”
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