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The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
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The 9/11 disaster is history now, but it is the sort of history that is always with you if you lived through it. At the time it happened, I knew the airspace over the USA was closed, but it didn't really occur to me to wonder what happened to the pla...more
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"Very wise! I wish had I had stuck with my initial intuition. "
Caren rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Casebook by Mona Simpson
Casebook
by Mona Simpson (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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I seldom write a poor review on Goodreads for the simple reason that I seldom finish a book I don't like. Halfway into this book, I nearly put it aside, and by the last page, I devoutly wished I had. This just isn't at all my sort of book. Here we ha...more
Caren rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Caught by Lisa Moore
Caught
by Lisa Moore
read in June, 2014
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I really love this Canadian author. This book is quite different from her acclaimed novel "February", but it does share with that book an entree into the rich internal life and thought processes of her characters. In this book, the reader is caught u...more
Caren rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The House In Norham Gardens by Penelope Lively
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While idly reading sections of the book, "Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children's Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper" by Charles Butler, I became intrigued with his account of Penelope...more
This Time Is Different by Carmen M. Reinhart
" This book’s an A- graduate paper glorified into 400+ pages. It has impressive academic rigor, an appendices & reference list as long as the body, and charts galore. Unfortunately it’s written as blandly as Ben Stein speaks. I was jazzed to fin... " Read more of this review »
The Public Library by Robert Dawson
" Public libraries: fighting the good fight since 1833. A wonderfully varied collection of libraries across the nation (including Louisville's own Western Library). "
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Eleanor Brown
“She remembered one of her boyfriends asking, offhandedly, how many books she read in a year. "A few hundred," she said.
"How do you have the time?" he asked, gobsmacked.
She narrowed her eyes and considered the array of potential answers in front of her. Because I don't spend hours flipping through cable complaining there's nothing on? Because my entire Sunday is not eaten up with pre-game, in-game, and post-game talking heads? Because I do not spend every night drinking overpriced beer and engaging in dick-swinging contests with the other financirati? Because when I am waiting in line, at the gym, on the train, eating lunch, I am not complaining about the wait/staring into space/admiring myself in reflective surfaces? I am reading!
"I don't know," she said, shrugging.”
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Ann Patchett
“It makes you wonder. All the brilliant things we might have done with our lives if only we suspected we knew how.”
Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

C.S. Lewis
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
C.S. Lewis

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