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Sarah rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Captains and the Kings by Taylor Caldwell
Captains and the Kings
by Taylor Caldwell
read in August, 2014
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A fun book to read, and an impressive epic tale in that stately-yet-melodramatic sort of old style. The characters are deeply flawed but also very human and sympathetic; the plot moves fairly quickly (and covers a lot of ground even for an 800 page b...more
Sarah rated a book 1 of 5 stars
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
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This book sucked. To an embarrassing degree. The author clearly tried hard...like really, really hard...but it was so bad. Its popularity is clearly the result of a massive marketing and publicity effort--which was sadly quite effective because based...more
Sarah rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
The Tiger's Wife
by Téa Obreht (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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It was so beautifully written, but utterly failed to catch even the slightest bit of my interest. Obreht clearly has a lot of talent as a writer, but this book has no plot. There are no characters to care about or story to follow. It's just a bunch o...more
Sarah rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Recently reread it. It used to be a favorite of mine as a child and I still enjoyed it quite a bit.

I quite like Haddix's take on Cinderella. She delves further into the familiar Happily Ever After and instead reimagines what Ella's life might have ac...more
Sarah rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller
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I actually really liked this book, and I thought it was quite a bit better than her earlier Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight. The writing seemed so much more polished and natural. It's not exactly a new sort of story--it's the usual crazy but fasci...more
Sarah rated a book 4 of 5 stars
I Am the Darker Brother by Arnold Adoff
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A generally great and simple anthology, with a fairly diverse bunch of poets and poems. Both the introduction (my edition was introduced by Nikki Giovanni) and the afterword were interesting and added to the experience. I think it could have used a f...more
Sarah rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt
read in August, 2014
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It's been a old favorite of mine since I first read it in fourth grade. It's a fairly short story, simply told. But there's an impressive sort of grace in its simplicity, and there's an eloquence to the writing that is remarkable and rare in children...more
Sarah rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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Is there someone out there whose favorite character is Amy? No? Good, because she is frankly the worst. I'll admit that Jo and Laurie were better as friends (in the book, at least--in the movie they had a different sort of chemistry), but fun boister...more
Sarah rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Letters From Home by Kristina McMorris
Letters From Home
by Kristina McMorris (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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3.5 stars. It's a pretty standard war romance novel, so don't go in expecting anything amazing and groundbreaking. But for what it was, it was really pretty good. The characters are well-rounded and generally likable, the plot is swift, and the writi...more
Sarah rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
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3.5 stars. I admire Hoffman's (mostly incredibly successful) forays into historical fiction, but I've gotta admit my favorites from her are the contemporary-magical-realism-with-a-hint-of-urban-fantasy type books.

I did generally enjoy this book. It...more
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J.M. Barrie
“Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning. ”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Margaret Atwood
“The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Molly Ivins
“There are two kinds of humor. One kind that makes us chuckle about our foibles and our shared humanity -- like what Garrison Keillor does. The other kind holds people up to public contempt and ridicule -- that's what I do. Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. I only aim at the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel -- it's vulgar. ”
Molly Ivins

J.K. Rowling
“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Alice Hoffman
“It doesn't matter what people tell you. It doesn't matter what they might say. Sometimes you have to leave home. Sometimes, running away means you're headed in the exact right direction.”
Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

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