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The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
The Four Loves
by C.S. Lewis
read in May, 2016
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Really interesting; I think I need a second read.
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Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Doctor Syn Returns by Russell Thorndike
Doctor Syn Returns
by Russell Thorndike
read in May, 2016
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Enjoyable reading by Rufus Sewell for BBC radio of books 2 and 3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00d8yxp. These are the best two in the series, after that I loose interest in Doctor Syn's exploits.
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Doctor Syn On The High Seas by Russell Thorndike
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This must be at least the third time I've listened to Rufus Sewell's reading of the Doctor Syn books for BBC radio. The swashbuckling and adventure are highly entertaining, and Sewell has a great voice for audio-books. Chronologically, the adventure ...more
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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Goodreads Author)
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Quiet by Susan Cain
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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
by Jojo Moyes (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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The Black Angel by Cornell Woolrich
"It would be easy to make the case that of the ten greatest writers of the twentieth century, at least three of them came from the pulps: Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Cornell Woolrich. And of those three, it is just as easy to make the c..." Read more of this review »
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Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
by Sally Bedell Smith (Goodreads Author)
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
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Jane Austen
“I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W.

I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion

Harper Lee
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

C.S. Lewis
“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
C.S. Lewis

Jim Henson
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
Jim Henson

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