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Tom wants to read 50 books in the 2014 Reading Challenge
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He has read 22 books toward his goal of 50 books.
 
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Gideon's Spear by Darby Karchut
Gideon's Spear (The Adventures of Finn MacCullen, #2)
by Darby Karchut (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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Gideon's Spear is not one of those novels that pushes you along toward its conclusion. Rather, it reaches out from the last page, and pulls you through twists and turns, ups and downs, and everything else author Darby Karchut can throw at you, till f...more
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Finn Finnegan by Darby Karchut
Finn Finnegan (The Adventures of Finn MacCullen, #1)
by Darby Karchut (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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When Finn (don't call me Finnegan) MacCullen arrived at Knight Gideon Lir's house to begin his apprenticeship, he had no idea what he'd be in for.

The same goes for readers just starting The Adventures of Finn MacCullen series.

Book One is titled "Fin...more
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Holy Bible - Best God Damned Version - Genesis by Steve Ebling
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Warning: If you are one who takes the Bible as being absolute Gospel (pardon the pun), this book will most likely offend you.

However, if you are willing to embrace the various quirks and foibles of the Book of Genesis--and you're not afraid of a lit...more
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Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
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Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Ariel
by Sylvia Plath
read in October, 2014
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As it says in the Goodreads summation, this is a restructuring of the "Ariel" originally released, as edited by Sylvia Plath's husband, Ted Hughes. Hughes included other poems for release in England and the USA, and deleted others.

This version of "Ar...more
Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Tom rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks
by Lauren Myracle
read in October, 2014
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This one just didn't work for me. The narrator--elder sister, Carly--starts off deep, then becomes incredibly shallow; she's kind and loving and protective of her younger sister, Anna, then she's suddenly spiteful, all because Anna is the prettier of...more
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
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Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle
Kissing Kate
by Lauren Myracle
read in October, 2014
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Once at a party, Lissa and her friend Kate find themselves alone in a gazebo. Drunk, Kate leans over and kisses Lissa--seriously kisses her.

Lissa falls in love, and Kate tries to downplay it as meaning nothing.

The entire crux of "Kissing Kate" is tha...more
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Jack London
“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”
Jack London

Ben Jonson
“Drink today, and drown all sorrow;
You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow;
Best, while you have it, use your breath;
There is no drinking after death.”
Ben Jonson

Milan Kundera
“Living, there is no happiness in that. Living: carrying one’s painful self through the world.
But being, being is happiness. Being: Becoming a fountain, a fountain on which the universe falls like warm rain.”
Milan Kundera, Immortality

P.J. O'Rourke
“It’s important to understand that in the Third World most driving is done with the horn, or “Egyptian Brake Pedal,” as it is known. There is a precise and complicated etiquette of horn use. Honk your horn only under the following circumstances:

1. When anything blocks the road
2. When anything doesn’t.
3. When anything might.
4. At red lights
5. At green lights.
6. At all other times.”
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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