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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
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Family Life by Akhil Sharma
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The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Andersen
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The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose by John Donne
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."

[The Autumnal]”
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The Raven - Ulalume - Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
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Greg Mortenson
“Haji Ali spoke. ‘If you want to thrive in Baltistan, you must respect our ways. The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family, and for our family, we are prepared to do anything, even die. Doctor Greg, you must take time to share three cups of tea. We may be uneducated but we are not stupid. We have lived and survived here for a long time.’ That day, Haji Ali taught me the most important lesson I’ve ever learned in my life. We Americans think you have to accomplish everything quickly…Haji Ali taught me to share three cups of tea, to slow down and make building relationships as important as building projects. He taught me that I had more to learn from the people I work with than I could ever hope to teach them.”
Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

Charles Chaplin
“You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down”
Charles Chaplin

Charles Dickens
“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Wilkie Collins
“My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.”
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

William Ernest Henley
“I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.”
William Ernest Henley, Invictus

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2013 Reading Challenge
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Matthew has completed his goal of reading 80 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
 
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2012 Reading Challenge
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Matthew has completed his goal of reading 70 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 
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2011 Reading Challenge
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Matthew has completed his goal of reading 50 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
 
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