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Tom and 24 other people liked Adam Silvera's review of Tell Us Something True:
Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt
"Thoughts: Loved this! Read it in less than 24 hours and I've been on an insane deadline.

Official blurb for publisher: "A sharp-witted, hilarious, and addicting novel about being lost and discovering your best self. Highly recommended!""
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The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner
The Memory of Things
by Gae Polisner (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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Such an ominous sounding term for a perfect sky.

But somehow, when tragedy strikes, people remember the sky. In documentaries about the JFK assassination, a morning shower had stopped, leaving behind beautiful blue skies. When the space
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Tom and 8 other people liked Jennifer's review of The Memory of Things:
The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner
"In many ways, this book was hard to read for me: it brought back my own memories of watching nonstop coverage of 9/11 and hearing the jets scramble over my house, flying from the nearby military bases.

But my students don't have those memories. Th..." Read more of this review »
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Illusion by Martina Boone
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My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul
My Kind of Crazy
by Robin Reul (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
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Were I in high school, I would totally have a crush on Peyton Breedlove. She’s one of those weird girls who wears tee shirts emblazoned with 1970’s rock band logos, and ripped jeans with smiley faces drawn on her exposed knees. She refuses to eat fru
“As you get older the questions come down to two or three. How long have I got and what am I gonna do with the time I've got left?”
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Hello? by Liza M. Wiemer
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“As you get older the questions come down to two or three. How long have I got and what am I gonna do with the time I've got left?”
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“God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed like a flower and the incarnation was complete.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

P.J. O'Rourke
“I was having dinner…in London…when eventually he got, as the Europeans always do, to the part about “Your country’s never been invaded.” And so I said, “Let me tell you who those bad guys are. They’re us. WE BE BAD. We’re the baddest-assed sons of bitches that ever jogged in Reeboks. We’re three-quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car wreck and descended from a stock market crash on our mother’s side. You take your Germany, France, and Spain, roll them all together and it wouldn’t give us room to park our cars. We’re the big boys, Jack, the original, giant, economy-sized, new and improved butt kickers of all time. When we snort coke in Houston, people lose their hats in Cap d’Antibes. And we’ve got an American Express card credit limit higher than your piss-ant metric numbers go. You say our country’s never been invaded? You’re right, little buddy. Because I’d like to see the needle-dicked foreigners who’d have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get our hearts started in the morning. A rape and a mugging is our way of saying 'Cheerio.' Hell can’t hold our sock-hops.
We walk taller, talk louder, spit further, fuck longer and buy more things than you know the names of. I’d rather be a junkie in a New York City jail than king, queen, and jack of all Europeans. We eat little countries like this for breakfast and shit them out before lunch.”
P.J. O'Rourke, Holidays in Hell: In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the World's Worst Places and Asks, "What's Funny About This"

Elana Dykewomon
“When you're eleven you think every idea is born with you, that no one ever tried it the right way before. Your example, your own honesty, will make you a hero to everyone who knows you - and better, it will make people come to their senses and stop telling vicious lies about each other.”
Elana Dykewomon, Beyond the Pale

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