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J.K. Rowling has written about an adult Harry Potter in her latest post for her site, Pottermore--but it's not the full-length sequel that fans crave. What favorite character would you most like to read about again in a comeback novel? Vote or write...more

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Lyndon B. Johnson by Rowland Evans
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This is not a strict biography of Lyndon B. Johnson; it is a political biography. For that reason it is not written in chronological order. It deals with the power that Johnson could wield at particular times in his life. It does follow a more-or-les...more
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The Forging of a Rebel by Arturo Barea
The Forging of a Rebel
by Arturo Barea
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"Karen wrote: "Linda wrote: "I can agree with you. I know many people like it. It just has never sat right with me. Even as a teenager I could never id...more "
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West of the Revolution by Claudio Saunt
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I've studied a lot of American history - we had to do Indiana history as I was growing up and of course, everyone (at least in the US!) has to do the American thing. However, much is left out - some by necessity or the course would last 2 years (whic...more
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Travel Books and Other Writings, 1916-1941 by John Dos Passos
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Luscious prose, vivid descriptions, fascinating characters and thought-provoking circumstances. All this and it's true.

I have read Dos Passos's America Trilogy but was unacquainted with any of his other works. I came to them through the book Hotel Fl...more
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Sherston's Progress by Siegfried Sassoon
Sherston's Progress
by Siegfried Sassoon
read in September, 2014
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Memoirs of an Infantry Officer by Siegfried Sassoon
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Gustave Flaubert
“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
Gustave Flaubert

William Goldman
“Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death, that's all.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

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2011 Reading Challenge
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