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Florence Gordon by Brian Morton
Florence Gordon
by Brian Morton
read in July, 2014
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I read a book recently about an older man who was grouchy and all "get off my lawn!" and...well, you know the type, surely you do. I loved that book. I wanted to meet that old man and live in his world and keep him company as he went about his daily...more
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
A Sudden Light
by Garth Stein (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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I have a confession to make. I have not read THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN. I've seen the title - in fact, my feed reader was inundated with book reviews and buzz about the book when it came out, but for some reason, I've just never felt the urge to...more
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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Chris Bohjalian (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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If you are at all familiar with my reviews, then you know that I am a fan of Chris Bohjalian. He first won me over with THE DOUBLE BIND, then he wrecked my heart with MIDWIVES, and it's all been over since those two books. While I've loved some of hi...more
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The Legend of Sheba by Tosca Lee
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Decompression by Juli Zeh
Decompression
by Juli Zeh
read in May, 2014
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This is not going to be a long review. To be honest, it's been two months since I read DECOMPRESSION by Juli Zeh and the most excitement I can gather when I think of it is a mild, distracted, "meh." That sounds really bad, but I was so taken in by th...more
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
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I don't know what it is about prohibition-era books, but they all seem to fall flat for me. This is in spite of all of my hopes that every time I pick one up, it will be THE one. You know, the one that lives up to all of my hopes and dreams. Is that...more
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L.M. Montgomery
“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.”
L.M. Montgomery

Francisco X. Stork
“Be in the world but not of the world.' The words are from Jesus. But I have not the slightest idea how to accomplish that or even if it's possible. The world will always poke you in the chest with its index finger.”
Francisco X. Stork, Marcelo in the Real World

Louisa May Alcott
“I want to do something splendid…
Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead…
I think I shall write books.”
Louisa May Alcott

Karen Marie Moning
“I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself. Movies show you the pink house. A good book tells you there's a pink house and lets you paint some of the finishing touches, maybe choose the roof style,park your own car out front. My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come up with. Case in point, those darned Harry Potter movies. That was so not what that part-Veela-chick, Fleur Delacour, looked like.”
Karen Marie Moning, Darkfever

Madeleine L'Engle
“When I have something to say that I think will be too difficult for adults, I write it in a book for children. Children are excited by new ideas; they have not yet closed the doors and windows of their imaginations. Provided the story is good... nothing is too difficult for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

Thoughts on reading, writing and critiquing. (Nonfiction)
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Description: A few thoughts on what I am looking for in a book.
40829 The Lost Entwife Read-Alongs — 36 members — last activity Apr 02, 2013 04:54PM
Monthly Read-Alongs hosted by The Lost Entwife
5534 Hawaii Book Blog — 132 members — last activity Feb 24, 2014 09:08AM
Come talk story about Hawaii's books and literary culture! Interested in visiting the islands and want to know some history or good books to check out...more
114817 Lit Collective: An Online Reading Retreat — 101 members — last activity Jun 25, 2014 01:44PM
A twice a year, online reading retreat in March and August. We will nominate and vote on a theme for the March retreat and then choose a list of 4-5 b...more
4170 The Sword and Laser — 20025 members — last activity 5 hours, 43 min ago
Online discussion forum for the Sword and Laser video show, podcast and book club! Subscribe to the audio podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sw...more
62938 Vaginal Fantasy Hangout — 12230 members — last activity 15 minutes ago
Forum for the Vaginal Fantasy Book Club hosted by Felicia Day, Veronica Belmont, Kiala Kazebee and Bonnie Burton. This is a book club for romance genr...more
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