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Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
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I just signed up for Scribd and saw the VC Andrews collection was available, and I had a flight coming up, so...

I'd been meaning to re-read this for a while, actually. I kept hearing authors and readers mention it on podcasts like Reading Lives and
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Island on Fire by Alexandra Witze
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We're all strapped to a giant bomb. That's the inevitable bottom-line conclusion of reading anything at all about volcanoes. Witze and her co-author Kanipe are ostensibly writing a book about Iceland's Laki volcano, which blew up in 1783 and caused m ...more
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Carville by Marcia Gaudet
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Carville is, for many older folks in Louisiana, synonymous with leprosy. In fact it was the site of a hospital devoted to treating patients with Hansen's Disease (aka leprosy), that underwent many different administrations and identities before final ...more
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Gone Feral by Novella Carpenter
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I read Carpenter's first book, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, when I was still living in the Bay Area and frequenting some of the same neighborhoods where she learned to grow, glean, harvest, and butcher her urban bounty. In both that b ...more
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It's a Long Story by Willie Nelson
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“Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.”
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“Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don't forget food. You can go a week without laughing.”
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Ray Bradbury
“Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer."

[1967 interview]”
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Joss Whedon
“Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.”
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“You fail only if you stop writing.”
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