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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Much more surprising things can happen to anyone who, when a disagreeable or discouraged thought comes into his mind, just has the sense to remember in time and push it out by putting in an agreeable, determinedly courageous one. Two things cannot be in one place.Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world," he said wisely one day, "but people don't know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done--then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
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The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
The Hundred-Foot Journey
by Richard C. Morais (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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This sat on my shelf for quite some time, untouched, until I saw the movie trailer on TV and thought...oh maybe I should pick that up in case I see the movie. (lots of books do sit untouched on the shelves...I have a few too many unread books!). It s ...more
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Blood Red by Mercedes Lackey
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I'm going to err on the side of liking this book. I have a rocky relationship with Lackey's books. There's always something interesting that I want to see where she goes with it, and a lot of the times I end up disappointed. This one I went in with l ...more
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Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #21)
by Janet Evanovich (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Not much to say I haven't said in the last dozen reviews of Stephanie Plum. I'm thinking if I didn't like Ranger and Morelli so well, I'd have stopped reading. I still think I should probably stop reading these when I've got so many others to read. B ...more
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The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson Walker (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Part of me wants to give this book 4 stars, because I read it in it's entirety either in airports or on airplanes all in the course of one afternoon. So it kept my attention, kept me entertained, it did it's job. But besides the rather interesting co ...more
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First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
First Frost
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Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
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“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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“Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.”
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Lemony Snicket
“When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.”
Lemony Snicket

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

“Have you ever been homesick for someplace that doesn't
actually exist anymore? Someplace that exists only in your
mind?”
Jenny Lawson

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