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Where the Heart Beats by Kay Larson
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The Beautiful in Music by Eduard Hanslick
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The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand
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The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand
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17.5.09 - Just started the book. Have things really changed in 150 years? As I'm reading about William James, I'm shocked at the racism promoted as science in the 1800s, but I'm also struck by how the same debate really continues although quite veile...more
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Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
Dreamhunter (The Dreamhunter Duet, #1)
by Elizabeth Knox (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Susan by: Sarah Wood
read in May, 2009
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From the lands downunder where dream time is part of the native cultural timescape, Dreamhunters creates a small island where only those who have the gift can gather dreams and bring them back. As dreamers, they sell the dreams for others to dream in...more
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"If you don't mind a little bit of dryness, Pagels' books are really great!

"When Jesus Became God" by Rubenstein is another fascinating look at the ri...more
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Making the Most of Shade by Larry Hodgson
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What an amazing and very practical book. The book is beautiful to look at and easy to read. The information is extremely well-organized and practical.

I was able to make a list of perennial plants for a container garden, and know exactly what the pla...more
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The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
The Luxe (Luxe, #1)
by Anna Godbersen
read in July, 2008
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My daughter really liked this book because of its solid research. There are no anachronisms in speech or behavior in this turn of the 20th century romance.

But, the story is not surprising. One can guess the denouement almost from the beginning. Seco...more
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The Rope Trick by Lloyd Alexander
The Rope Trick
by Lloyd Alexander
read in August, 2008
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I've started rereading Lloyd Alexander just because I wanted to read about characters who overcome in the face of adversity and who learn deep lessons. I wanted to read about endearing characters like Jericho:

"He was a large man, and if anybody in Li...more
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A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson
A Countess Below Stairs
by Eva Ibbotson
recommended to Susan by: Sarah Wood
recommended for: young readers
read in July, 2008
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Eva Ibbotson is known for her droll young reader pagan stories. For myself, she is a far better writer than Terry Pratchett (my opinion!). However, this book is outside of her usual stories. The Countess is indeed a Russian countess whose family left...more
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