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My Mother Was Nuts
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Not Even Past by Dave White
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Fall Down, Laughing by David L. Lander
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Enjoying it so far, but got lost and due back on the library. There is always another time. Got to page 58. My cat Squiggy approves of me reading about Squiggy.
Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl
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Good so far, Ruth Reichl is an excellent author. Read the first few chapters but only got to page 82.
Between Time and Timbuktu, Or Prometheus 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
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Definitely an intriguing teleplay with a lot of Cat's Cradle references. Very curious how the actual television show is. The images really help bring you into the teleplay. Fast read while getting an oil change.
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
The Book with No Pictures
by B.J. Novak (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Cute little kid's book I think kids would like to hear. I guess the first new book I finished in 2015 while browsing at BAM. Silly sounds are good, I prefer his absurd short stories.
Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
Dog Songs
by Mary Oliver
read in December, 2014
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Just a lovely group of poems about the joy and life of a dog and all they bring to us. I would love to have a dog again. I haven't had one in decades. There is nothing quite like the spirit of a dog as much as I love cats.
One More Thing by B.J. Novak
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The Hocus-Pocus of the Universe by Laura Gilpin
The Hocus-Pocus of the Universe
by Laura Gilpin
read in November, 2014
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A nice book of poetry. I definitely wanted to like it more. Reads like a young poet whose work should improve.
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Kurt Vonnegut
“If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

Colleen Hoover
“Write poorly.
Suck.
Write Awful.
Terribly.
Frightfully.
Don’t care.
Turn off the inner editor.
Let yourself write.
Let it flow.
Let yourself fail.
Do something crazy.
Write 50,000 words in the month of November.
I did it.
It was fun.
It was insane.
It was 1,667 words per day.
It was possible, but you have to turn off the inner critic off completely.
Just write.
Quickly.
In bursts.
With joy.
If you can’t write, run away.
Come back.
Write again.
Writing is like anything else.
You won’t get good at it immediately.
It’s a craft.
You have to keep getting better.
You don’t get to Juilliard unless you practice.
You want to get to Carnegie Hall?
Practice. Practice. Practice ..or give them a lot of money.
Like anything else it takes 10,000 hours to get to mastery.
Just like Malcolm Gladwell says.
So write.
Fail.
Get your thoughts down.
Let it rest.
Let is marinate.
Then edit, but don’t edit as you type.
That just slows the brain down.
Find a daily practice.
For me it’s blogging.
It’s fun.
The more you write the easier it gets.
The more it is a flow, the less a worry.
It’s not for school, it’s not for a grade, it’s just to get your thoughts out there.
You know they want to come out.
So keep at it.
Make it a practice.
Write poorly.
Write awfully.
Write with abandon and it may end up being really really good.”
Colleen Hoover

Woody Allen
“Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone you love.”
Woody Allen, Standup Comic

Ernest Hemingway
“It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

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“Once I learned to read, I could not imagine my life otherwise.”
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