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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
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And Yet They Were Happy by Helen Phillips
And Yet They Were Happy
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The Book of Phoenix (Who Fears Death, #0.1)
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A Reunion Of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell
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The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
“Unicorns are not to be forgiven." The magician felt himself growing giddy with jealousy, not only of the touch but of something like a secret that was moving between Molly and the unicorn. "Unicorns are for beginnings," he said, "for innocence and purity, for newness. Unicorns are for young girls."

Molly was stroking the unicorn's throat as timidly as though she were blind. She dried her grimy tears on the white mane. "You don't know much about unicorns," she said.”
Peter S. Beagle
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Saint Odd by Dean Koontz
Saint Odd (Odd Thomas, #7)
by Dean Koontz (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Oh, Odd. No matter how the books run together in my head, I still have enough of a fascination with Odd's story to lean towards more stars than it might deserve. I still don't care much for Annamaria and the whole Odd Apocalypse storyline. I disliked ...more
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The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own M... by Catherynne M. Valente
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Right off the bat, the narration threw me off. It keeps the story at such a distance. I don't feel like I know September that well. Or her family, and why they are easy to leave or why Green Wind is so appealing. But it had the feel of a good old fas ...more
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The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5)
by Rick Riordan (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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I was always so-so about Percy Jackson. So I liked the Greek vs Roman series a good deal more. I like Leo, I like Frank and Hazel, I like Nico. And I didn't really expect any more from this book than I did the rest of the series. But seeing as how it ...more
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First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
First Frost (Waverley Family, #2)
by Sarah Addison Allen (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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I probably should have gone back and reread Garden Spells. Things they referred to sounded vaguely familiar, but I couldn't remember exactly what happened and to whom. I feel like I would have appreciated this a bit more if I could have recalled the ...more
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Dorothy Parker
“Once, when I was young and true.
Someone left me sad -
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that is very bad.

Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke;
And that, I think, is worse.”
Dorothy Parker, Enough Rope

“Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.”
Marc Hack

Steven Wright
“To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.”
Steven Wright

Jessamyn West
“Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.”
Jessamyn West

“There is that great proverb—that until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”
Chinua Achebe "The Art of Fiction" 1994

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