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Penguin Modern Stories 4 by Judith Burnley
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Jingo by Terry Pratchett
" Jingo seems like the exact replica of my country's woes right now. Complete with bungling security ops and 'rush-to-action-regret-later' Commander Sam Vimes. There was that point when Ankh-Morporkians attacked each other in the alleyways of Klatch... " Read more of this review »
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The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts by Louis de Bernières
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The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts by Louis de Bernières
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King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
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King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
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Very well written. The stories were compelling, of the people whose legacy is still being felt to this day in the DRC and in Africa as a whole. Powerful stories of ordinary people doing what they could to challenge the status quo, with varying degree...more
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Steve Martin
“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
Steve Martin

Lloyd Alexander
“Child, child, do you not see? For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are.”
Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron

Ray Bradbury
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.

It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so 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. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Mark Twain
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

Frank Zappa
“So many books, so little time.”
Frank Zappa

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2011 Reading Challenge
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