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Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
Girls in White Dresses
by Jennifer Close (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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This book was intermittently funny but mostly a little boring. The plot lacked severely. The parts I found lost funny were often the most cynical, so I guess I have to do some self evaluation for that one. It was refreshing, though, to read about wom...more
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Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
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Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Her Fearful Symmetry
by Audrey Niffenegger (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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This book was wildly disappointing to me. I had high expectations because it was written by the same woman who brought The Time Traveler's Wife into my life, and I'm still trying to figure if that's unfair or not.

This book lacked depth in so many way...more
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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I'm once again enchanted by Gaiman's story telling - a perfect in between of fantasy and a story for the child within me disguised by adulthood. It's a skill to be able to make me feel so comfortable and immediately so uneasy along with his protagoni...more
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The House Girl by Tara Conklin
The House Girl
by Tara Conklin (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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There was a lot about this book that could've been improved, but most specifically, I think it would've been incredibly much more stronger if written from the first person. By writing from the third person, the reader interacts with a Josephine who s...more
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
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The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
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The Mourning Hours by Paula Treick DeBoard
The Mourning Hours
by Paula Treick DeBoard (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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This book is a divided experience for me - I enjoyed it, but there's a nagging feeling I could've enjoyed it more. I loved Kirsten's childhood recklessness and dramatics (I think they reminded me of my own eagerness to fall in love with any and every...more
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“The longer I live, the more uninformed I feel. Only the young have an explanation for everything.”
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G.K. Chesterton
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
G.K. Chesterton

Martin Luther King Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

Flannery O'Connor
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
Flannery O'Connor

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