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Choose Your Own Adulthood by Hal Runkel
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Historic Colorado by Claude Wiatrowski
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Contains some fun facts, such as: the marble for the Lincoln Memorial comes from Colorado (Marble, CO, to be specific). Overall, a little dry, in that it's mostly a recitation of what historic buildings, railroads, etc., there are in each town, witho ...more
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The Untouched Key by Alice  Miller
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Explains the artists' and authors' bodies of work by looking at the effect of childhood events and traumas. While I'm not sure I buy all of the connections that the author made, it is a fascinating read, especially in light of the current political c ...more
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The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
The Princess Diarist
by Carrie Fisher
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Though there are some quick-witted, amusing moments, Fisher was far too worried about her looks and should never have included the pages of her diary from when she was 19.
Quiet by Susan Cain
"Pretty much preaching to the choir. Years of reading internet articles and comics has helped me understand my own introversion and explain it to others. This book continued my self-education by sharing scientific studies of introversion and extrov..." Read more of this review »
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Fierce Conversations (Revised and Updated) by Susan Scott
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I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan
"Some days I am conflicted about books and blogs that write about library patrons. Other days I just can't get enough them. This book captures a shared language and a shared experience, showing great similarities and differences between the people..." Read more of this review »
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Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
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Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser
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Louise Penny
“I've been treating you with courtesy and respect because that's the way I choose to treat everyone. But never, ever mistake kindness with weakness.”
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“Beauvoir knew that the root of all evil wasn’t money. No, what created and drove evil was fear. Fear of not having enough money, enough food, enough land, enough power, enough security, enough love. Fear of not getting what you want, or losing what you have.”
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“Peter swept aside Yogi Tea and Harmony Herbal Blend, though he hesitated a second over the chamomile. .... But no. Violent death demanded Earl Grey.”
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“It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”
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Keith Richards
“When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.”
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