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Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
by Max Porter
read in February, 2017
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This was a strange book. I went between "what am I reading??" to "I can completely relate to this feeling."
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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
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Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Caraval (Caraval, #1)
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine  Arden
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The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Egypt Game
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
read in February, 2017
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The first chapter was intriguing, but then it changed perspective, and the narrative became slow and tedious. I was hoping it would go more into Ancient Egypt mythology.
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Compass South by Hope Larson
Compass South (Four Points #1)
by Hope Larson
read in February, 2017
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Fun adventure graphic novel for upper grade school/middle school. Looking forward to the next.
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Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
Nefertiti
by Michelle Moran (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2017
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Only got halfway with this one. I sure hope the real Nefertiti was more interesting than this version, although considering she was only 16/17, so imagine your typical teen running a country, and it seems pretty accurate. She and the Pharaoh are both ...more
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Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
"UGH...PFFT...HEAD SHAKE and a wind-rustling SIGH about sums up my feelings for this MEHstorical bore festival. For this level of detail on life in ancient Egypt, I could have stuck with: Photobucket

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Lewis Carroll
“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Sylvia Plath
“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Claire Messud
“But do you know this idea of the imaginary homeland? Once you set out from shore on your little boat, once you embark, you'll never truly be at home again. What you've left behind exists only in your memory, and your ideal place becomes some strange imaginary concoction of all you've left behind at every stop.”
Claire Messud, The Woman Upstairs

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marianne Williamson
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

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