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A Christmas Carol
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"A Christmas Carol was fantastic. And the perfect story to read out loud, I think. I'll try that next christmas!" Dec 07, 2014 11:11AM

Irregular Verbs
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by Matthew Johnson (Goodreads Author)
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"I'm terrible at reading short story collections. It takes me forever to get through. And this one doesn't quite capture me." Dec 02, 2014 05:55AM


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Kirstine and 5 other people liked Declan's review of From Out of the City:
From Out of the City by John Kelly
"The greats of Irish modernism (Joyce, Beckett and O' Brien) have had little impact on writers within Ireland in recent decades. A new generation, however, has begun to reject the realist tradition which has prevailed for far too long. John Kelly i..." Read more of this review »
Kirstine and 108 other people liked Samadrita's review of On the Road :
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
"This is the book which has given me anxiety attacks on sleepless nights.
This is the book which has glared at me from its high pedestal of classical importance in an effort to browbeat me into finally finishing it.
And this is that book which has s..." Read more of this review »
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
"Reviewed in January 2014
When I read If on a Winter's Night a Traveler two years ago, I muddled through it, admiring the prose but frustrated by the amount of interrupted narratives it contained. I knew there was something very brilliant going on,..." Read more of this review »
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Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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Time Reborn by Lee Smolin
The sense of beauty leads us astray.
- James Joyce, Ulysses
Physics is in a strange state right now. On the surface, things may seem to be going well; the elusive Higgs particle was detected for the first time last year, and there are interesting si..." Read more of this review »
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Red Rising by Pierce Brown
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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
" I probably would have if I'd heard of it sooner, but I hadn't until a few days ago. It does look like exactly my thing, so good thing I DID come acros ...more"
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The Dead by James Joyce
The Dead
by James Joyce
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Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
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Robert Frost
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Adlai E. Stevenson II
“It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”
Adlai E. Stevenson II

Margaret Atwood
“If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next—if you knew in advance the consequences of your own actions—you'd be doomed. You'd be ruined as God. You'd be a stone. You'd never eat or drink or laugh or get out of bed in the morning. You'd never love anyone, ever again. You'd never dare to.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

E.E. Cummings
“Unbeing dead isn't being alive.”
E.E. Cummings

Pablo Neruda
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

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