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The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato
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“He soon acquired the forlorn look that one sees in vegetarians. His skin became covered with a thin moss, similar to that which flourished on the antique vest that he never took off, and his breath exhaled the odor of a sleeping animal.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
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I might have stretched to two and a half stars as the story did at least keep me turning the pages and the author had found an original angle on the slave narrative (an indentured white servant's point of view). However, that was where the originalit ...more
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
"Kathleen Grissom had the raw materials for a rich and powerful historical novel. Her writing is good, if a little drawn out at times. She has an interesting angle with the orphaned Irish immigrant girl put to work among the slaves. So why did it f..." Read more of this review »
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by David Mitchell
read in November, 2013
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I enjoyed this much more than most other showbiz memoirs I have read. Those that know me will say this is no surprise because David Mitchell has been a huge crush of mine for a very long time. However, the fact I was a fan of the author meant that I ...more
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Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
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An alright bit of chicklit if you're looking for some 'fluff' in-between some more serious fiction.
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What A Carve Up by Jonathan Coe
What A Carve Up
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A scary book to read at the current time because it reminds you of the damage that a Conservative government, which panders to the wealthy in society, can inflict on the country. 'What a Carve Up' is a wonderfully dark comedic book that is very broad ...more
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Maya Angelou
“Life likes to be taken by the lapel and told, "I'm with you kid. Let's go!”
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“One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We cannot be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
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George Orwell
“Spring, spring! Bytuene Mershe ant Averil, when spray biginneth to spring! When shaws be sheene and swards full fayre, and leaves both large and longe! When the hounds of spring are on winter’s traces, in the spring time, the only pretty ring time, when the birds do sing, hey-ding-a-ding ding, cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-wee, ta-witta-woo! And so on and so on and so on. See almost any poet between the Bronze Age and 1805.”
George Orwell, Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“He soon acquired the forlorn look that one sees in vegetarians. His skin became covered with a thin moss, similar to that which flourished on the antique vest that he never took off, and his breath exhaled the odor of a sleeping animal.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Douglas Adams
“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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