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Jennifer D rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
Queen Sugar
by Natalie Baszile
read in May, 2015
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so, 3.5-stars, really - if we could do stars. :)

there was much i really enjoyed in this debut novel - baszile has created some wonderful characters and the setting is so evocative!! the film rights have been optioned by oprah, and i do think this wi
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The Star Side of Bird Hill: A Novel
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The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips
The Table of Less Valued Knights
by Marie Phillips (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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2.5-stars, i guess. i didn't like all of it, but i also didn't dislike the whole thing. likely i would have settled on 3-stars, had i not read this while considering the novel as part of the women's prize for fiction longlist. i'm not totally sure wh ...more
Jennifer D rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano
A Good Hard Look
by Ann Napolitano (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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i don't know about you, but if i am going into a fictionalized version of flannery o'connor, i go in expecting things to be a bit dark and twisty. so i am glad ann napolitano went down those paths and embraced the complicated and more wicked/sad side ...more
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In Calamity's Wake by Natalee Caple
In Calamity's Wake
by Natalee Caple (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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okay, so i liked the novel... but i didn't love it. i had trouble connecting emotionally to the characters and story, which proved troubling because it is an emotional journey miette (the main character) is undertaking in the search for her mother (c ...more
Jennifer D rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Close To Hugh by Marina Endicott
Close To Hugh
by Marina Endicott
read in May, 2015
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3.5-stars, for now - i am still processing this read, unsure about what i think/feel.

there was much i liked (loved!), but there were also some things that made it hard for me to really get into a good flow with the story. so i am going to think on t
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Jennifer D rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
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this was a terrific read. it's very clear abbott has done tremendous research in creating this book, and the biographies and history are presented well in a very engaging style.

over the past year, i have been hearing more about women serving in the c
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Jennifer D added a status update: tomorrow, may 2nd, is author for indies day in canada. 665 canadian authors will be helping out at independent bookstores, across canada. more details here: http://www.authorsforindies.com
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The Dying Grass by William T. Vollmann
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"It's quite a bit shorter than War & Peace." HA!

$55 USD, though?

(to be clear (re: the price) - i have a lot of respect for vollmann, for his writing and because he strikes me such a smart and interesting man. book pricing fasci
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Jennifer D rated a book 3 of 5 stars
A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King
A Letter of Mary (Mary Russell, #3)
by Laurie R. King (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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this series by laurie king is enjoyably escapist. so far, the first three books in the series have provided nice, diversionary reading time. i am hoping that, in future books, king further explores the nature of the relationship between russell and h ...more
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Henry David Thoreau
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Doris Lessing
“Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”
Doris Lessing

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

Henry David Thoreau
“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.”
Henry David Thoreau

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

2015 Reading Challenge - Canadian Edition (Select)
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Women's Prize for Fiction (aka The Orange Prize) (Literature & Fiction)
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Tournament of Books List (Literature & Fiction)
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Toronto IFOA 2012 (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: My schedule for the 2012 International Festival of Authors
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2011 Reading Challenge
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