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This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
This Is How You Lose Her
by Junot Díaz
read in March, 2015
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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
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A good reimagining of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. It helped that it was set in the late 20s/ early 30s with flappers and prohibition and the Charleston, because I'm a sucker for that era. The downside to having a story about twelve sisters is that ...more
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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl
by Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads Author)
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This book felt like a nostalgic little gift, like dropping me back into the age where you're trying to figure out what being an adult means and how to go about getting there. And Rowell wrote Cath, the main character, in a way that made me wince and ...more
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Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
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The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo
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Predator's Gold by Philip Reeve
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
“Grown-ups don't look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they're big and thoughtless and they always know what they're doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren't any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”
Neil Gaiman
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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This is a strange book. The writing is excellent, and extremely engaging. I was absorbed by the story, drawn in slowly to the characters, and yet it still leaves me rather cold. I think a large part of it is that I spent a large portion of the beginn ...more
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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I really enjoyed this book. I tend to prefer Gaiman's children's fiction, and this felt like it was between those and his adult stuff to me, retaining the sense of macabre delight I think he's so good at getting at when he writes about childhood with ...more
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H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

Robert Frost
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Mae West
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Mae West

Harper Lee
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Walt Whitman
“Long enough have you dream'd contemptible dreams,
Now I wash the gum from your eyes,
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light
and of every moment of your life”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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