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An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan
An Assembly Such as This (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman #1)
by Pamela Aidan (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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A little sappy about his sister...
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Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom
read in November, 2014
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It was enjoyable, but not special.
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The End of Dieting by Joel Fuhrman
The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life
by Joel Fuhrman (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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Honestly, I skimmed it. It rehashes a lot of materials from Eat to Live. I like Dr. Fuhrman because he doesn't get political or moralizing or mocking. So many advocates of a plant-based diet have a kind of, "How can you ignore the facts, it's so obvi ...more
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True Grit by Charles Portis
True Grit
by Charles Portis
read in October, 2014
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The 2015 selection for Big D Reads!

It's so much like the movie - the Coen Brothers' movie, I haven't seen the John Wayne version - I had a hard time judging it based on its own merits. But it was enjoyable. Reminded me quite a bit of Larry McMurtry's
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Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3)
by Ken Follett (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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After the first 500 or so pages, I felt like I was reading a narrative version of the song We Didn't Start the Fire. It lacked the character development of the previous books in the series. But even though I'm a firm believer in giving up on a book, ...more
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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
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Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
read in August, 2014
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Awesome story. I kind of guessed the ending, but my common sense brain didn't want to accept that I was reading a science fiction book! I love stories set in NYC in the '70s - or really, any stories about kids growing up in NYC. That's the childhood ...more
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The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman
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Really cleverly done. A mystery but only a mystery in the way that your memories are mystery that need reinterpretation.
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The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas
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