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Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
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An incredibly difficult book for me to finish, for many reasons. First, the untranslated Spanish, no punctuation, no internal dialogue, no indication of which character is speaking drove me a little over the edge. Second, the violence is particularly ...more
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Drown by Junot Díaz
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The writing in this book is a lot different than the types of stories and novels I'm used to reading. He was direct, honest, and never spared any of the what could be gory details to save face. It was interesting to read and almost fun. His personal ...more
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Faulkner's Rosary by Sarah Vap
Faulkner's Rosary
by Sarah Vap (Goodreads Author)
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I actually found this book to be interesting. Once you get past the fact that it is comprised entirely of poetry, I felt it had a lot of good points. The writing style was very well executed. She focuses a lot around a pregnancy, God and the church a ...more
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The Monarchs by Alison Hawthorne Deming
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I personally found this book to be very well written. Through her use of poetry, she creates images and speaks very eloquently of her topics. I enjoy her discussion of the Monarchs, the way they live, survive, how their wing dust comes off on your sk ...more
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Dear Sound of Footstep by Ashley Butler
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So far, Dear Sound of Footstep is a decent book. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the topics she discusses at some points, but she uses excellent language to create images in my mind. Butler seems to be a very cynical person to me. She does ...more
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About a Mountain by John D'Agata
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While I've been finding it difficult to get into the actual plot of the book, since D'Agata seems to be taking on several things at once, he is a talented writer. His technique of jumping around topics keeps you interested in the book by not focusing ...more
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“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for wh ...more Bob Marley
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“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.”
Bob Marley
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Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
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Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
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John Lennon
“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.”
John Lennon

J.K. Rowling
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling
“Ginny!" said Mr. Weasley, flabbergasted. "Haven't I taught you anything? What have I always told you? Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Mother Teresa
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
Mother Teresa

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

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