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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner
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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Art of Racing in the Rain
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This book was loaned to me by my good friend Waiva, with high accolades. This is the first book I read that was told from the perspective of a dog. Enzo is an incredible companion who was there for his owner through a very rough situation. It's reall ...more
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Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari
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Incredibly transparent and shocking. I read this book as part of my Health, Society and Policy capstone course at the U of U. Great insight into the war on drugs. I like how Johann Hari was able to capture the concept from many different angles.
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Kisses from Katie by Katie J. Davis
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Katie is an inspirational woman. To let go of material comfort and sacrifice it all for the unknown. She is a girl who followed her heart and achieved extraordinary measures - and at such a young age. So glad I chanced upon this book at the library - ...more
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Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
Written on the Body
by Jeanette Winterson
read in February, 2016
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This love story is heart-wrenching in many ways because of its brutal honesty. Yet the depth and honesty spoken about love and desire is what kept me reading. This book is a love story, but without all of the near porno detail that renders so many ot ...more
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Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury
“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You've got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. It's like boats. You keep your motor on so you can steer with the current. And when you hear the sound of the waterfall coming nearer and nearer, tidy up the boat, put on your best tie and hat, and smoke a cigar right up till the moment you go over. That's a triumph.”
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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
“It doesn't matter what you long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away.”
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Henry David Thoreau
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...”
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Ray Bradbury
“The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip
“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”
Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury
“And when he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for the things he did. I cried because he would never do them again, he would never carve another piece of wood or help us raise doves and pigeons in the backyard or play the violin the way he did, or tell us jokes the way he did. He was part of us and when he died, all the actions stopped dead and there was no one to do them the way he did. He was individual. He was an important man. I’ve never gotten over his death. Often I think what wonderful carvings never came to birth because he died. How many jokes are missing from the world, and how many homing pigeons untouched by his hands? He shaped the world. He did things to the world. The world was bankrupted of ten million fine actions the night he passed on.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“Why is it," he said, one time, at the subway entrance, "I feel I've known you so many years?"
"Because I like you," she said, "and I don't want anything from you.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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