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Emily rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in December, 2014
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- This book is a beast. I started it in June and finished it 6 months later. Not out of lack of enjoyment. Just because I needed the time to savor each section and mount up energy for the next.

- When Theo found out that Boris had stolen t
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Emily rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Why Do They Act That Way? - Revised and Updated by David Walsh
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Having read several books on adolescent brain development for my job, Walsh's book is by far my favorite. It explains the science in an understandable way and offers real world examples of situations anyone living with or working with youth might enc ...more
Emily rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell
read in November, 2014
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- Long, but worth the read. Hang in there. A lot is confusing at first but things are explained eventually.

- Esther Little may have been my favorite character. She had lived for so long and woven each identity into her tapestry of a life. I loved th
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Emily rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Sharp Objects
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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- I love Gillian Flynn so freaking much. She's so good at writing stomach-turning female villains.

- This was the hardest book of hers for me to handle, because children were involved.

- I really appreciate the small-town dynamic in this n
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Emily rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Bet Me
by Jennifer Crusie (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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- At first I was pretty pleased with this romance novel. I mean, there were some cliches (how convenient - a three some of women friends, one with red hair, blonde hair, and the plain brunette). But the banter between Cal and Min was fun and it was c ...more
Emily rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
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- A bit slow for me, took some effort to get through.

- I was pleased that she only had to make the recipes, not make them well . It made the project seem more appealing to me. The perfectionist in me must have assumed the recipes had to always work
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Emily rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by Cheryl Strayed (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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- Cheryl's story moved very quickly and kept me engaged.

- She went through so much with her mom's death, her family falling apart, her marriage falling apart. Giving herself time to be alone was probably the best thing she could have done. Yes she wa
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Emily rated a book 1 of 5 stars
The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
The Sea, the Sea
by Iris Murdoch
read in February, 2012
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While I loved "Under the Net" by Iris Murdoch, "The Sea, the Sea" was hard to get through. Charles was so incredibly tiring to listen to, especially since he was so deluded. And I'm sure that that was the point - but that doesn't make it an enjoyable ...more
Emily rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Quiet by Susan Cain
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- Fun to read from the perspective of an introvert because I can honestly say so much of it is accurate based on my own personal experience

- I would recommend this to extroverts - especially parents or teachers dealing with introverts - in order to p
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Emily rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti
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- Great resource, especially for those living in America and interested in how societal/cultural movements affect our ideas on sex and sexuality

- I get really riled up reading the chapters on rape and abortion - people frustrate me!
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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
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Oscar Wilde
“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
Oscar Wilde

Anaïs Nin
“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
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Eleanor Roosevelt
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
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