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Omnitopia: Dawn
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Cass Cass said: " This book is badly written, but it is like a train-wreck, I can't look away.

My response to chapter 1:
I was a gamer when I was in my mid-20s. My husband and I would spend every spare moment gaming. One day in the middle of an 8-hour raid one of the ot
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Cass Cass said: " I was in the "I don't like Winnie-the-pooh" camp until I picked up an abridged version of this book, I was surprised at how different the characters and the storyline were to the Disney version.

Then I found this book in a second-hand bookstore for $4
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" Zippy wrote: "Beyond you? What do you mean? I think your posts are very insightful and I always enjoy hearing from you."

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
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Cass made a comment on her review of Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
" I haven't heard that as a theory. That is brilliant. "
Neil Patrick Harris by Neil Patrick Harris
"This is my first double discussion, ala the NYTimes Book Review, where you are allowed double-credit for reading/reviewing two books at once, the karmic equivalent of meeting someone while giving blood.
I gave my mom Tina Fey's 'Bossypants' as a g..." Read more of this review »
Cass and 3 other people liked Simone Ramone's review of The Handmaid's Tale:
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
"It took me a year to decide what I thought about this book.
Even reading it was bumpy and conflicting in that I struggled to know whether it was genius or rubbish. It was neither.

It's very well written, especially once I cut it some slack for:

a) b..." Read more of this review »
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Cass and 1983 other people liked Holly's review of Outlander (Outlander, #1):
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
"A special note to those who say my review stopped them from reading this book: No no no! Read it! I actually reread the whole series last summer and enjoyed it immensely. Just read it for what it is: ludicrous, well-written, humorous, delicious TR..." Read more of this review »
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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I liked this book a lot, and yet am really perplexed by it. It is not literature, and yet it touches on some subjects that I have never read about before. It has some very objectionable moments, and yet that offers such incite into the time that the ...more
Cass made a comment in the group Classics and the Western CanonUlysses Discussion Schedule topic
" Zippy wrote: "Reading all our comments, it sounds like we're all going to have a colonoscopy.

Ulysses isn't going to detect cancer... What is it that
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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
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“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”
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“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
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19860 Classics and the Western Canon — 1989 members — last activity 19 minutes ago
This is a group to read and discuss those books generally referred to as “the classics” or “the Western canon.” Books which have shaped Western though ...more
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A group to read and discuss short stories. One short-story per week/fort-night, followed by a hearty discussion. Typically the stories will be "classic ...more
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Readers of Jane, gather here to discuss anything from Frank Churchill's secrets to Lady Catherine's whims. What finally "persuaded" Anne Elliot? What ...more
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