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13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
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It was a cute story and fun to travel around Europe with the narrator. I wasn't that invested in the romance side of things but that's ok.

I'm not sure how well this story would work in present time, only ten years later, because cell phones are so en
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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
An Abundance of Katherines
by John Green (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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- This was my first John Green novel. I picked this one first because I thought I remember someone mentioning it was their favorite. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I have higher hopes for future John Green novels though.

- The Theorem i
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Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey
Ways to Disappear
by Idra Novey (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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- I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway (my first win!) and am so glad I did. I had to save it from UPS sending it back to the publisher so I almost didn't get to read it.

- I enjoyed how quickly the story moved. The chapters are short and move
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Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Brooklyn
by Colm Tóibín
read in December, 2015
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I like reading a story about a girl going out into the world in this time period that really isn't about gender. Being a woman didn't hold Eilis back at all.

I could tell the sex scene was written by a man. They had sex twice, both times it hurt for
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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
by Rick Riordan (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2015
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Fun read to learn about Greek mythology in a modern way.
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The Guy Not Taken by Jennifer Weiner
The Guy Not Taken: Stories
by Jennifer Weiner (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2015
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Pretty good set of short stories.
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The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
read in August, 2015
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- I still love Ian McEwan as always.

- I really feel for this protagonist. Walking the line from protecting the clients and entering herself into their personal lives, but then needing to maintain a sense of distance and decorum due to her profession
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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Paying Guests
by Sarah Waters
read in June, 2015
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- A solid novel but not as compelling as "Fingersmith" or "Tipping the Velvet". I think I'm so used to a lot of pleasantly surprising moments from Waters and this story was missing those. There weren't a lot of surprises.

- I did enjoy learning about
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Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
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- While I adore San Francisco, the setting wasn't quite as magical as Paris was in "Anna and the French Kiss".

- I liked how Anna and St Clair were incorporated into the story. You could totally read this without reading "Anna and the French Kiss" but
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More of Emily's books…
Jim Henson
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
Jim Henson

Lemony Snicket
“Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”
Lemony Snicket

Eleanor Roosevelt
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

Oscar Wilde
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

Douglas Adams
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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