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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
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Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky
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I listened to this book in audio format and even though it sounded interesting in the beginning of the month, now all I can remember is a few good suggestions in the end of each section on communication, critical thinking, etc. I think this sums up t ...more
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I love the emphatic and widely compassionate style of Cheryl Strayed. She always sounds like the sister you never had or how you want your sister to sound, kind, but not b.s. to the point. Also she reminds me that we all inhibit the same earth, with ...more
Georgiana by Amanda Foreman
"I had to add this to my political tag in addition to just history, because Georgiana Cavendish was no wilting violet when it came to getting involved in politics. Though she couldn't vote or hold office, Georgiana was a major political player, doy..." Read more of this review »
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Purity
by Jonathan Franzen
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This novel fits Franzen's tradition of building an interesting story with compelling, complex characters and then somewhat ruining this story with neat endings (the way it happens, at least for me, in his novel Freedom).
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Linda Leaming
“The average Bhutanese knows much more about the world than the average American...(for Americans)It is more comfortable to watch fake news about celebrities than to know what's happening in China or southern Sudan. But events happening in China or Sudan affect us so much more because they are real.”
Linda Leaming, Married to Bhutan

Ovid
“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”
Ovid, Heroides

Linda Leaming
“There are all kinds of ignorance in the world. Education, learning to read and write, doesn't necessarily give us knowledge. We have to learn to use our minds to see what is really happening.”
Linda Leaming, Married to Bhutan

George Carlin
“Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money!”
George Carlin

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Nothing touches a work of art so little as words of criticism: they always result in more or less fortunate misunderstandings. Things aren't all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsay able than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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