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I, Claudius
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"I hate this book. I'm listening to it because so many people say its the best historical fiction ever written. Its pretty much just a historical treatise with a few interesting moments built in. Should I continue or quit. I hate quitting anything but what a struggle." Aug 27, 2014 09:58AM

 
I Know Why the Ca...
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"This funny little meme book just had a profound chapter on depression. Wow! It was good for me, because although I do have my share of bad or sad days, I'm still one of "those" friends who make unhelpful suggestions. Interesting. Can't always judge a book by its cover." Aug 17, 2014 02:59PM

 

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Longbourn by Jo Baker
Longbourn
by Jo Baker
read in September, 2014
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Not earth shattering but enjoyable and well done. If you like P&P and if you like Downton Abby, you'll probably like this. It is like the servants are doing their own dance, which causes them to occasionally run into the P&P story on the danc...more
Sydney Young is 55% done with Longbourn: I'm actually enjoying this. Is it significant or going to win literary awards? No. But the writing is good and the characters are tugging at my heart. It's their story, with just minimal P&P events circling around in the background.
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Do You Believe in Magic? by Paul A. Offit
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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist
by Jessie Burton
read in September, 2014
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Interesting book, especially for the fact that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Who is the Miniaturist? Why did Petronella stay and help this family? How do we ever learn compassion as a human race? Have we really...more
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The Wave by Susan Casey
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We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.D.H. Lawrence
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Portraits and Observations by Truman Capote
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Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
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Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne
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“I feel it’s okay to get angry with God. He can take it. Just don’t stay angry. It takes courage to believe that the best is yet to come. I hold steadfast to that belief, especially when I come face-to-face with adversity.”
Robin Roberts, Everybody's Got Something

Alice McDermott
“We are surrounded by story.”
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“And I think it’s often very hard for close friends to understand that sometimes you want them to be there but you don’t have to say anything, that their presence is as powerful as anything else.”
Robin Roberts, Everybody's Got Something

Anthony Doerr
“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.”
Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

“But the best part of the evening was that there were whole hours when we sat around the fire pit and didn’t say a word. We were together as a group, but they knew I needed silence. That can be very hard for friends.”
Robin Roberts, Everybody's Got Something

25x33 Red River Valley Reader's Club — 16 members — last activity Jul 03, 2013 11:07AM
Open to persons who live in the Red River Valley, for a view of our perspective, which is a far cry from the "Lists" that are out there.
4862 Books on the Nightstand — 4169 members — last activity 1 hour, 15 min ago
A group to discuss books and topics mentioned on Books on the Nightstand, a blog and podcast about books and reading.
30097 Paris TX Ladies Book Club — 35 members — last activity Jan 16, 2014 07:59AM
This Book Club is based off of the long standing Bas Bleu ladies book club based in Paris, Texas. Formed in 2000, there is quite a selection of good b...more
59349 Reading the Classics — 4026 members — last activity 12 hours, 36 min ago
This is a group for people who want to read the classics and discuss them as a group. Each month we will choose as a group a book to read. Everyone is...more
60280 The Readers — 464 members — last activity Sep 17, 2014 05:05AM
The Readers is a podcast by Simon Savidge of Savidge Reads and Thomas Otto of My Porch, they like to talk about books... alot!
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2011 Reading Challenge
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2013 Reading Challenge
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