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Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Uprooted
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Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
Baking Cakes in Kigali
by Gaile Parkin
read in October, 2014
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This story suffered in comparison to The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency, for me. The main character was so very similar to Precious, and because I love the McCall-Smith books and there have been so many of those, I started to feel as though I shoul ...more
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The Painter by Peter Heller
The Painter
by Peter Heller
read in November, 2014
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When I picked up Hellers's first fictional novel, I wasn't sure I'd like it...apocalyptic stories aren't my usual fare. But I ended up really enjoying it. So I think I had the opposite approach to this book...I liked his last one, and so expected to ...more
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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 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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Robert Fulghum
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

William Goldman
“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”
William Goldman, William Goldman: Four Screenplays

Groucho Marx
“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

Douglas Adams
“I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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