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Germs by William J. Broad
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Our Deathbeds Will Be Thirsty by Shane Koyczan
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The Riddle of Gender by Deborah Rudacille
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The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
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"For those interested, some additional books that were recommend during our chat this week were:

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The Piano Man's Daughter by Timothy Findley
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I really enjoyed this book and there is a lot to enjoy. I appreciated Findley's treatment of mental illness and "madness", Lily is a lovely/tragic character. And I was engrossed in the descriptions of Toronto - I loved thinking about what this city w...more
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Banksy
“Only when the last tree has been cut down and the last river has dried up will man realise that reciting red indian proverbs makes you sound like a fucking muppet.”
Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

Roger Zelazny
“I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows.”
Roger Zelazny, Nine Princes in Amber

Albert Camus
“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Albert Camus

Ursula K. Le Guin
“The book itself is a curious artifact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn't have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, a human eye, and a human mind. It is not one of a kind, and it is not ephemeral. It lasts. It is reliable. If a book told you something when you were fifteen, it will tell it to you again when you're fifty, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you're reading a whole new book."

(Staying Awake: Notes on the alleged decline of reading, Harper's Magazine, February 2008)”
Ursula K. Le Guin

Charles William Eliot
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
Charles William Eliot

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