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The Heart Goes Last
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Belly Button Book by Sandra Boynton
Belly Button Book
by Sandra Boynton
read in July, 2015
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This book is seriously the best.
It made my daughter LOL starting around 8 months. She would lose her marbles on the "belly button beach" page.
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Happy Hippo, Angry Duck by Sandra Boynton
Happy Hippo, Angry Duck
by Sandra Boynton
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I am that duck.
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
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Road trip gold.
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Unnatural Selection by Mara Hvistendahl
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The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
The Heart Goes Last
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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Bad Feminist: Essays
by Roxane Gay (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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Though some of the essays were wonderful, this collection just didn't work. Some of the essays were about incredibly important, traumatic events, and others were beyond trivial. And there was no discernible order to them. You never knew whether you'd ...more
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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
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Essays are one of my favourite literary genres and recently I've read some amazing essay collections that have introduced me to new ideas and new writing styles so perhaps I put overly high expectations on Roxane Gay's essay collection...." Read more of this review »
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Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Before I Go To Sleep
by S.J. Watson (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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Run of the mill, enjoyable but not particularly special thriller about a woman with "Memento"-type memory loss. The story got a little slow at times and the ending was sappy, but I had a good time reading it. And I didn't see the ending coming.
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Arundhati Roy
“That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.”
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Ernest Hemingway
“Oh Jake," Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together."
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me.
Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?”
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Flannery O'Connor
“I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.”
Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

Kurt Vonnegut
“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

Matthew Arnold
“Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.”
Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach and Other Poems

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