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Who Owns the Future?
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The Hobbit
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Rogues by George R.R. Martin
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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani
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J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling has written about an adult Harry Potter in her latest post for her site, Pottermore--but it's not the full-length sequel that fans crave. What favorite character would you most like to read about again in a comeback novel? Vote or write...more

She voted for: Harry Potter
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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Lockhart has a talent for fanciful and descriptive imagery. Migraines are represented as witches and ogres wielding saws and hammers.

The story kept me hooked although, until the very end I was confused as to why this was considered a "suspense" novel...more
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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars
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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
by Adelle Waldman (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Amanda is on page 125 of 256 of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.: Reading for book club. I'm finding Nate equally pretentious and overwrought. Still, it's a quick, enjoyable read.

It's also fascinating that this book is a woman writing about a "progressive" man's views on women. I wonder how it would read to men? Would it ring true?
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
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The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
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Sheryl Sandberg
“As women must be more empowered at work, men must be more empowered at home. I have seen so many women inadvertently discourage their husbands from doing their share by being too controlling or critical. Social scientists call this "maternal gatekeeping" which is a fancy term for "Ohmigod, that's not the way you do it! Just move aside and let me!"...Anyone who wants her mate to be a true partner must treat him as an equal--and equally capable partner. And if that's note reason enough, bear in mind that a study found that wives who engage in gatekeeping behaviors do five more hours of family work per week than wives who take a more collaborative approach.

Another common and counterproductive dynamic occurs when women assign or suggest taks to their partners. She is delegating, and that's a step in the right direction. But sharing responsibility should mean sharing responsibility. Each partner needs to be in charge of specific activities or it becomes too easy for one to feel like he's doing a favor instead of doing his part.”
Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Deborah Meyler
“Used books,” as if someone else has had the best of them and you get the sere husk, or the lees, as if a book isn’t the one thing, the one product, that is forever new. There’s no such thing as a used book. Or there’s no such thing as a book if it’s not being used.”
Deborah Meyler, The Bookstore

Catherynne M. Valente
“After all, growing up is nothing but an argument with your parents on the topic of whether or not you are grown. You scream am so am so am so from the moment you're born, and they fire back are not are not are not from the moment they've got you, and on it goes until you can say it loudest.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

“But some stories sprout bright vines that tendril off beyond our sight, carrying the folk we love best with them, and if I knew how to accept that with graces, I would share the secret.”
Catherynee M. Valente

Deborah Meyler
“I like the fact that Americans all have kettles on the hobs of their ovens; nobody has an electric kettle. It seems connected to the frontier way of life; whether you're in a New York apartment building or you're keeping the coyotes away on the prairie—you need boiling water? Then you need a flame.”
Deborah Meyler, The Bookstore

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