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Watership Down
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“It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.”
Bill Watterson
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The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler
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The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
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“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Passage by Justin Cronin
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Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey
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Rook by Sharon Cameron
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Inside Out by Evelyn Lau
“Where did feelings go when they disappeared? Did they leave a chemical trace somewhere in our minds, so that if we could look inside ourselves we would see via the patterns of neurons some of the important things that had happened to us in our lifetimes?”
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Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies
Fire Bringer
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I first read this when I was twelve years old, and x-amount of years later, it still resonates with me. There’s the old nostalgia of returning to a childhood favor
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Watership Down by Richard Adams
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Dorothy L. Sayers
“Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face long enough, they generally run away.”
Dorothy L. Sayers

John W. Campbell Jr.
“History does not always repeat itself. Sometimes it just yells, 'Can't you remember anything I told you?' and lets fly with a club.”
John W. Campbell Jr.

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
“To him the stars seemed like so many musical notes affixed to the sky, just waiting for somebody to unfasten them.”
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Nora Ephron
“Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real.”
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Sue Grafton
“Ideas are easy. It's the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.”
Sue Grafton

Gemma's Purple Notebook (Poetry)
13 chapters   —   updated Jul 27, 2013 10:53PM
Description: I write all my work in a purple, wide-ruled, spiral notebook, so it's a fitting title here. I'll be adding to this in the future, so if you like this, stop in sometime. I might have something new.
The Phantom of the Chagnys (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 11, 2011 04:09PM
Description: *THIS IS FAN FICTION* It's based on <i>The Phantom of the Opera</i> by Gaston Leroux and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. If this tickles your fancy, read the original novel or go see the show (I'd also recommend the 2004 movie). They're worth it!
7850 Phantom of the Opera — 218 members — last activity Jul 05, 2015 09:20AM
This group is for anyone who loves the passionate/dramatic/tragic/love story of Phantom Of The Opera. To discuss the play/ movie/book/music and the ch ...more
25x33 The Coffeehouse — 16 members — last activity Jul 12, 2012 12:56PM
Come on in! This group is all about idle chatter. What's on your mind? What do you feel like talking about? While we can't literally pull up a chair a ...more
43870 Fans of the Phantom — 83 members — last activity Jul 22, 2014 09:13AM
This group is for all people who would like to talk about the Phantom of the Opera!!! Here you can disscus all things Christine, Raul, and the Phantom ...more
17384 The Phantom's Opera: Book and Musical — 46 members — last activity Jun 01, 2014 04:07AM
There seems to be an extreme lack of interest in The Phantom on Goodreads. Since there are many versions and additions to this book, there is so much ...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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