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So, even before I knew anything at all about this book I knew I was going to be forced to give it 5 stars, because I am ALWAYS forced to give Andrew Smith's books 5 stars. It's not like they're flawless, but my gosh. The way
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The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice
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This is probably my favorite volume of this series in ages. It's basically the story of the fictional Tommy Taylor interspersed with the story of his creation. I feel like the main series has kind of bogged down for me a little, but this made me feel ...more
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Empire of Shadows (Bhinian Empire, #2)
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....um. I finished this last night, but I still haven't quite figured out how I feel about it. I didn't like many of the characters, and I didn't like a number of aspects of Lillie's story, but those parts kind of make sense given Krysta's. It's a ha ...more
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Maurice Herzog
“Annapurna, to which we had gone emptyhanded, was a treasure on which we should live the rest of our days. With this realization we turn the page: a new life begins.

There are other Annapurnas in the lives of men.”
Maurice Herzog, Annapurna

“History, in the end, is only another kind of story, and stories are different from the truth. The truth is messy and chaotic and all over the place. Often it just doesn’t make sense. Stories make things make sense, but the way they do that is to leave out anything that doesn’t fit. And often that is quite a lot.”
Paul Murray, Skippy Dies

Robertson Davies
“Who's Mrs. Gummidge?'

'If you're a good girl and get well soon I'll lend you the book.'

'Oh, somebody in a book! All you people like Nilla and the Cornishes and that man Darcourt seem to live out of books. As if everything was in books!'

'Well, Schnak, just about everything is in books. No, that's wrong. We recognize in books what we've met in life. But if you'd read a few books you wouldn't have to meet everything as if it had never happened before, and take every blow right on the chin. You'd see a few things coming...”
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“Good heavens, I suppose a man may eat his own muffins in his own garden."
"But you have just said it was perfectly heartless to eat muffins!"
"I said it was perfectly heartless of YOU under the circumstances. That is a very different thing."
"That may be, but the muffins are the same!”
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