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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
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“I say it is an onryuu, yet I feel no hate from her."

“An onryuu with a conscience, kami help us."
Shimatta! (That means shit in Japanese). God help us, this is supposed to be our terrifying heroine? Kuso yaro! Sou desu ne?! Ramen! *insert random-a... " Read more of this review »
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Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey
Whisper the Dead (The Lovegrove Legacy, #2)
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5 stars is just not enough for this book. I think this might be tied with The Supernatural Enhancements as my favorite book of the year. Everything ab...more
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A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey
A Breath of Frost (The Lovegrove Legacy, #1)
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Spritzerville,…Ohio? by Jason R. Koivu
" Poor Bernard Wimple. He thinks his life is boring. He lives in a small town and is going broke owning a haberdashery that no one ever buys from.
Bernard does have quite the life contrary to what he believes...from a gang of clowns chasing him,

Sev... " Read more of this review »
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Spritzerville,…Ohio?
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A Little Something Different by Sandy   Hall
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Part-time Princess by Pamela DuMond
" I wish I was a part-time princess…

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And get a--FREE!--makeover for the job. It would be like heaven.

Lucy has all that. She doesn’t know impersonating Lady Elizabeth Billingsley would be her task when going to the interview.

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J.K. Rowling
“Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.

I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…

I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”
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“I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
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“Happiness is such a fragile thing, isn't it? So easily burst, like a bubble blown by a child, and always on the verge of being carried away.”
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[on Twitter, July 17, 2012]”
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