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Slim by Design by Brian Wansink
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Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
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The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
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I had no idea what was going to happen from moment to moment, other than a few fairly inconsequential turns, and I love it when a book does that. Gorgeously written. Why had I never read this book before?
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
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Knowing ahead of time that this book was deeply racist was a help so I could brace for it. Also, standards for storytelling were obviously a lot lower back then. Not horrid, but wow I'm never going to read it or another book by this author again.
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“You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner.

You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single second of every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colors fill your mind until there is nothing left to do but explode. There are no wrong answers. Inspiration is everything. Sit back, relax, and take it all in.
Now, go out and create something.”
Jac Vanek

Lemony Snicket
“If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.”
Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

Lynne Truss
“So what happened to the comma in this process? Well, between the 16th century and the present day, it became a kind of scary grammatical sheepdog. As we shall shortly see, the comma has so many jobs as a 'separator' (punctuation marks are traditionally either 'separators' or 'terminators') that it tears about on the hillside of language, endlessly organising words into sensible groups and making them stay put: sorting and dividing; circling and herding; and of course darting off with a peremptory 'woof' to round up any wayward subordinate clause that makes a futile bolt for semantic freedom. Commas, if you don't whistle at them to calm down, are unstoppably enthusiastic at this job. Luckily the trend in the 20th century (starting with H. W. Fowler's The King's English in 1906) has been towards ever-simpler punctuation, with fewer and fewer commas; but take any passage from a non-contemporary writer and you can't help seeing the constituent words as so many defeated sheep that have been successfully corralled with the gate slammed shut by good old Comma the Sheepdog.”
Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

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