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The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde
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Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Our Mutual Friend
by Charles Dickens
read in July, 2016
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3.5 stars I love this story and I love the miniseries; but the book dragggged in quite a few places. Bleak House is comparatively the same -if not longer- in length, and it seemed to move at a much faster pace.
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Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang
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The Third Man by Graham Greene
The Third Man
by Graham Greene
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Moonraker
by Ian Fleming
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In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
In a Dark, Dark Wood
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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
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First read: 2008
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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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Jane Austen
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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

Oscar Wilde
“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

C.S. Lewis
“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
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C.S. Lewis
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
C.S. Lewis

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