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Autumn by David Moody
"The plague is nearly instantaneous. Within minutes, people are infected. Within hours, they are dead. In the space of a day, the population of England is cut to almost nothing. A group of survivors find one another and take shelter in a warehouse,..." Read more of this review »
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The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
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The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
"I really don’t have a lot to say about this book. It’s the first one by Renault that I’ve been…hmm, not disappointed, but perhaps underwhelmed by. We continue with the story of Alexander the Great from the point at which we left him in Fire from H..." Read more of this review »
Dead Inside by Lost Zombies
"This is a collection of notes ostensibly collected throughout the year after the appearance of a superflu that turns people into zombies. There are letters to loved ones and victims, apologies and suicide notes, and warnings taped to doors. There..." Read more of this review »
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Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller
"andrew miller's debut novel, historical 1700's england and europe and russia, an md who cannot feel pain, but he meats our plenty. author won james tait black award and impac award for this. prose as cold as ice, and burning too. "
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How Beautiful the Ordinary by Michael Cart
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The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
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Franz Kafka
“all [the authorities] did was to guard the distant and invisible interests of distant and invisible masters”
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“...it pointed to an alternative approach, a ‘negative path’ to happiness, that entailed taking a radically different stance towards those things that most of us spend our lives trying to avoid. It involved learning to enjoy uncertainty, embracing insecurity, stopping trying to think positively, becoming familiar with failure, even learning to value death. In short, all these people seemed to agree that in order to be truly happy, we might actually need to be willing to experience more negative emotions—or, at the very least to learn to stop running quite so hard from them.”
Oliver Burkeman, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

moving to library thing HELP!!!!!!! (Travel)
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Ways I Am Not This Woman. (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Terry Pratchett on Life and Death (Select)
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not writing, procrastinating (Comics & Graphic Novels)
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eighth-grade final exam from 1895 -Kansas (History)
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Description: NOT MY WRITING. Someone sent it to me last night, I thought it was interesting to compare to today's 8th grade exams. This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina , Kansas ,USA . It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina , and reprinted by the Salina Journal. 8th Grade Final Exam: Salina , KS - 1895
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