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Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
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I have only read one other Rushdie prior to this, and I'm actually glad that I didn't start here or I wouldn't know how exceptional a novelist he is. To go from adult fiction "back" to YA speaks to a flexibility of creative muscles that I think is a ...more
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Fifty Shades of Mr Darcy by William Codpiece Thwackery
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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
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read in December, 2013
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This is the first full-length Gaiman novel I had read, having previously only read the first in the Sandman series. And it was absolutely intoxicating. As I said to the friend who had been goading me to pick up Gaimain for years, "Neverwhere is a gat ...more
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Raw by Mark Haskell Smith
Raw: A Love Story
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read in January, 2015
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
“The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Edward Hirsch
“I am a tiny seashell
that has secretly drifted ashore
and carries the sound of the ocean
surging through its body.”
Edward Hirsch

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Irwin Shaw
“There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough.”
Irwin Shaw

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