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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own M... by Catherynne M. Valente
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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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I believe that love is better than hate. And that there is more nobility in building a chicken coop than in destroying a cathedral.Betty Greene
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Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt
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I like their podcasts. Not enough to have just read a book that covers a whole lot of the recent ones, in not much more detail. I really wanted this to be more interesting and not a rehash of topics they covered before. I feel like there were parts t...more
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More Than Just Coincidence by Julie Wassmer
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"In regards to writing other races and genders, I think if you are trying to show their viewpoint, or walk a mile in their shoes, as it were, then it c...more "
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
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The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Invention of Wings
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Touchy Subjects by Emma Donoghue
Touchy Subjects: Stories
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This collection started off strong, for me. The delay in knowing what was happening in that first hotel room (between a woman and her friend's husband) intrigued me. The second story was less intriguing, but the awkardness of the situation (a woman m...more
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Peter S. Beagle
“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Aristotle
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Aristotle, Metaphysics

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

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

Dorothy Parker
“The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity.”
Dorothy Parker

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