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One Day by David Nicholls
One Day
by David Nicholls
read in January, 2015
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I liked all of this book aside from its romance. David Nicholls writes solid passages and creates intriguing longitudinal relationships; Emma and Dexter both interested me as individuals, even if neither of them had too many redeeming qualities. One ...more
Thomas and 4 other people liked Maddie's review of Me Before You:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
"oh fuck"
Thomas and 5 other people liked Debbie "DJ" Wilson's review of Me Before You:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
"This is one of those heart felt, character driven stories. It seemed as if I knew where the story would lead right from the beginning, but about half way through it took me in it's arms and I couldn't let go. I know...it's a book! I just loved it,..." Read more of this review »
Thomas and 14 other people liked Debbie's review of Me Before You:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
"I liked this one a lot! It’s a powerful story about an uneducated, working-class young woman, Lou, who has a boring life, boring job history, and a boring boyfriend. She gets a job taking care of Will, a rich, educated, suicidal quadriplegic. Don’..." Read more of this review »
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The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
The Empathy Exams: Essays
by Leslie Jamison (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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"Sure, some news is bigger news than other news. War is bigger news than a girl having mixed feelings about the way some guy fucked her and didn't call. But I don't believe in a finite economy of empathy; I happen to think that paying attention yield ...more
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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
by Patrick Rothfuss (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Thomas by: Loca93
read in January, 2015
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For a book that has a 4.5+ average rating on Goodreads, The Name of the Wind whelmed me. It did not overwhelm or underwhelm me, but as Robin from Young Justice would say, it just kinda whelmed me.

Patrick Rothfuss sets up a frame narrative in which Ko
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Pro by Katha Pollitt
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"Instead of shaming women for ending a pregnancy, we should acknowledge their realism and self-knowledge. We should accept that it's good for everyone if women have only the children they want and can raise well. Society benefits when women can commi ...more
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The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
The Sea of Tranquility
by Katja Millay (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Thomas by: Wendy Darling
read in January, 2015
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Lesson #28 from the creative writing course I took this past semester: not every character needs to look beautiful or possess an exceptional talent for a story to succeed. Take this book, for example: Drew Leighton? So hot every girl wants him. Sarah ...more
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All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
All Our Yesterdays
by Cristin Terrill (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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All Our Yesterdays made me:
- grip my Kindle so hard it left an imprint on my forehead
- whisper-scream in anticipation and outrage
- believe in its time-traveling, dystopian premise
- cry soft tears that landed in my orange juice
- drink my own tears (se
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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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How many exclamation points can you shove into one book?

Time to start off 2015 with an unpopular opinion: I did not like how Andy Weir wrote The Martian. He writes science well, and his background in research and technical prose shows, but by page 10
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Carl R. Rogers
“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
Carl R. Rogers

Irvin D. Yalom
“Four givens are particularly relevant for psycho-therapy: the inevitability of death for each of us and for those we love; the freedom to make our lives as we will; our ultimate aloneness; and, finally, the absence of any obvious meaning or sense to life.”
Irvin D. Yalom, Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy

James Baldwin
“If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

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