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The Three Heretics
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karen karen said: " WELCOME TO JANUARY PROJECT!

this is a perfect project for january resolutions, with its dual ambitions of eating healthy and saving money. i will start project tomorrow, since i still have so many soft cheeses and smoked meats from new years, and it w
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Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson
Perfect Little World
by Kevin Wilson
read in October, 2016
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this is the first book i have read by kevin wilson, although i own both of his others. i wasn't immediately wowed by the synopsis, but from its first sentence (the first chapter 1 sentence, after the confusing-at-the-time prol
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You by Caroline Kepnes
You (You, #1)
by Caroline Kepnes (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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…the problem with books is that they end. They seduce you. They spread their legs to you and pull you inside. And you go deep and leave your possessions and your ties to the world at the door and you like it inside and you don't want for your possess ...more
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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
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i disagree with greg.

when i was thirteen, i had a journal. and i would lie on my tummy and kick my feet in the air and record my tiny thoughts.

when i was fifteen, i had a journal. and i would smoke a joint and lie on my tummy and record my huge earth
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Pumpkin by Laura Young
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hi, i'm karen. have we met? no? all you need to know about me is that i miss EVERYTHING GOOD on the internet until they make a book out of it. therefore, i knew nothing of pumpkin the raccoon until i saw this book and it rekindled the need i
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The Mothers by Brit Bennett
The Mothers
by Brit Bennett (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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i saw a comment the other day on a friend's review that was both amusing and galling:

Dammit! I can't trust the reviews of people who were given the item for free! Believe it or not, you're predisposed to like the product.

so before i get to the revie
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The Secret Life of Squirrels by Nancy     Rose
The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story
by Nancy Rose (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2016
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it is a complete coincidence that i am reviewing this book on the eve of squirrel appreciation day, and i am super-stoked that it worked out that way!

every year, the amazing erica sends me a wonderful christmas package, and for the third ti
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The Best We Can by Carrie Vaughn
The Best We Can
by Carrie Vaughn (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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We—the scientific community, astronomers, philosophers, writers, all of humanity—had spent a lot of time thinking about what would happen if we found definitive proof that intelligent life existed elsewhere in the universe. All the scenarios i
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The Nostalgist by Daniel H. Wilson
The Nostalgist
by Daniel H. Wilson (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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“Hey there, toaster oven,” said the officer quietly. “Think you’re human?”

These words confused the boy, who said nothing.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
" Jaime Barry Molowny wrote: "Poo"

Jaime Barry Molowny wrote: "Happy birthday greg can you folow me please"

i feel like i should mention that it's not his
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Free Boat by John  Reed
" here, look at this instead:

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Hart Crane
“I wanted you, nameless Woman of the South,
No wraith, but utterly—as still more alone
The Southern Cross takes night
And lifts her girdles from her, one by one—
High, cool,
wide from the slowly smoldering fire
Of lower heavens,—
vaporous scars!

Eve! Magdalene!
or Mary, you?

Whatever call—falls vainly on the wave.
O simian Venus, homeless Eve,
Unwedded, stumbling gardenless to grieve
Windswept guitars on lonely decks forever;
Finally to answer all within one grave!

And this long wake of phosphor,
Furrow of all our travel—trailed derision!
Eyes crumble at its kiss. Its long-drawn spell
Incites a yell. Slid on that backward vision
The mind is churned to spittle, whispering hell.

I wanted you . . . The embers of the Cross
Climbed by aslant and huddling aromatically.
It is blood to remember; it is fire
To stammer back . . . It is
God—your namelessness. And the wash—

All night the water combed you with black
Insolence. You crept out simmering, accomplished.
Water rattled that stinging coil, your
Rehearsed hair—docile, alas, from many arms.
Yes, Eve—wraith of my unloved seed!

The Cross, a phantom, buckled—dropped below the dawn.
Light drowned the lithic trillions of your spawn.”
Hart Crane, The Bridge

Leonard Cohen
“a kite is a victim you are sure of.
you love it because it pulls.”
Leonard Cohen

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adventures in food and fun XIV (Cooking, Food & Wine)
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adventures in thanksgiving 2015 (Cooking, Food & Wine)
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