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" I admit I'd have to go back to the book again myself, - it's been a while too long to be able to recall that in much detail. "
" Ed, about ¡No Pasarán! (They shall not pass) : it was used before that actually, Wikipedia says in World War I, but I have a memory scratching at the ...more "
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A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
"From past one to two years I've been struggling to get better in my subject. But the progress which I made was meager and scanty. I was trying but not getting the results which I hoped. It was depressing, too, at times. I knew something must be wr..." Read more of this review »
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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“I agree that it's a shame some books have to suffer ratings that clearly are invalid. However I can't think of a way to prevent it, and I didn't see any ideas in the thread either (I did skim though).

I hope you'll appreciate that if we just start deleting ratings whenever we feel like it, that we've gone down a censorship road that doesn't take us to a good place.”
Otis Y. Chandler

G.R. Reader
“The Internet is transient. Information can be removed with a couple of mouse-clicks; it is an Orwellian dream. We have been advised, by people who claim to know about these things, that there is no point in protesting against a social network. Whoever owns the network will run it as they see fit, normally to maximize their profit margin. Members who dispute the rules will simply be thrown out. The Terms of Use are written so as not to allow them any recourse.”
G.R. Reader, Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt

David Gilmour
“I’m not interested in teaching books by women... Usually at the beginning of the semester a hand shoots up and someone asks why there aren’t any women writers in the course. I say I don’t love women writers enough to teach them, if you want women writers go down the hall. What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chekhov, Tolstoy. Real guy-guys. Henry Miller. Philip Roth.”
David Gilmour
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Anna Akhmatova
“The evening sky is gold and vast.
I’m soothed by April’s cool caress.
You’re late. Too many years have passed, -
I’m glad to see you, nonetheless.

Come closer, sit here by my side,
Be gentle with me, treat me kind:
This old blue notebook – look inside –
I wrote these poems as a child.

Forgive me that I felt forsaken,
That grief and angst was all I knew.
Forgive me that I kept mistaking
Too many other men for you.”
Anna Akhmatova, White Flock

Chris Abani
“What I've come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.”
Chris Abani

NOTES: Infinite Jest (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 29, 2015 01:19AM
Description: I think it's going to be easier to put my notes where there is space for them.
FLIGHTS OF FANCY (Literature & Fiction)
3 chapters   —   updated Apr 22, 2013 05:44AM
Description: Freeflow prose & poetry
Commentary on (Literature & Fiction)
0 chapters   —   updated Mar 17, 2013 11:40AM
Description: An attempt to argue towards an alternative interpretation to a work that is often interpreted as a Gothic ghost tale.
NOTES: ETHICS (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 14, 2013 03:45AM
Description: General notes on three areas of the practical applications of ethic: bioethics, environmental ethics, and business ethics.
76877 Miévillians — 174 members — last activity Mar 21, 2015 10:59AM
Club Miéville à la Goodreads. This is a club for people interested in discussing anything regarding the writer China Miéville; - his work, both fictio ...more
80277 The Kindred Spirits — 260 members — last activity Mar 28, 2015 07:31AM
Place to meet and talk about anything.
152644 2015: The Year of Reading Women — 751 members — last activity 4 hours, 29 min ago
Join us for a year of member-run group reads to make 2015 the year of reading women! Rules Members are free to create author threads by surname if the ...more
154805 On Paths Unknown — 169 members — last activity Mar 27, 2015 11:04PM
"On paths unknown, we tread with wonder. Through a glass darkly, to brave new worlds and beyond we go." This group is not bound to genre - we seek to ...more
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We're starting off by reading Umberto Eco's novel, Foucalt's Pendulum--and who knows where that might lead us?
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2012 Reading Challenge
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2013 Reading Challenge
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