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Myths to Live By
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Up in the Old Hotel
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"Finished McSorley's Wonderful Saloon. All you could ask for in a book. On to Old Mr Flood!" Jun 07, 2014 08:11AM

 
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The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard
The Boys of My Youth
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March by John Robert Lewis
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Book Two covers the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington. This series should be required reading for public school. The graphic novel format is perfect for showing the violence against and opposition to the Civil Rights movement-every "krak!" an ...more
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Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin
Primates of Park Avenue
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Sometimes I want to gawk at the superrich just to see if they really are as dreadful as they seem (dedicated RHOHY and RHOBH watcher). It's purely to make myself feel superior and have the moral upper hand if I have to have burdensome debt and minima ...more
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The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard
“As she lies in the bed she weeps, for Bing, for the melting, shimmering candles, the filigree on the holiday tablecloth. She is an unwilling astronaut, bumping against the thick glass of the ship, her line tangling lazily in zero gravity, face mask fogged with fear. My sister reaches across, over the bed, and we both embrace the mother, holding her on earth, pulling her onto the ship, breathing our oxygen into her line. Ten hours later she is dead.”
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Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA
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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
“The grey nurse resumed her knitting as Peter Walsh, on the hot seat beside her, began snoring. In her grey dress, moving her hands indefatigably yet quietly, she seemed like the champion of the rights of sleepers, like one of those spectral presences which rise in twilight in woods made of sky and branches. The solitary traveler, haunter of lanes, disturber of ferns, and devastator of hemlock plants, looking up, suddenly sees the giant figure at the end of the ride.”
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Alexandra Robbins
“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, male nurses ride the “glass escalator”; although they are in the minority, they receive higher wages and faster promotions than women in the same jobs.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital

“We are born in debt, owing the world a death. This is the shadow that darkens every cradle. Trauma is what happens when you catch a surprise glimpse of that darkness, the coming annihilation not only of the body and the mind but also, seemingly, of the world.”
David J. Morris

“Trauma destroys the fabric of time. In normal time you move from one moment to the next, sunrise to sunset, birth to death. After trauma, you may move in circles, find yourself being sucked backwards into an eddy or bouncing like a rubber ball from now to then to back again. ... In the traumatic universe the basic laws of matter are suspended: ceiling fans can be helicopters, car exhaust can be mustard gas.”
David J. Morris, The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Gretchen Rubin
“The biggest waste of time is to do well something that we need not do at all.”
Gretchen Rubin, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

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“nursing was a deeply interpersonal profession in which people had to depend on others—doctors, techs, fellow nurses—to do their job well.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital

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This is a totally awesome bookclub made up of rock stars (seriously) that mostly (but not ALL the time) meets in Durham, NC.
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2013 Reading Challenge
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