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The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian
The Accidental Alchemist
by Gigi Pandian (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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Lighthearted and absorbing fantasy slash magical realism -- I looked for reasons to listen to this one. Also, I want to look for her recipes..
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Centered Riding by Sally Swift
Centered Riding
by Sally Swift
read in August, 2015
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This book is exactly what I was looking for! Having already discovered how helpful practicing yoga is, especially on lesson days, I was looking for a way to incorporate breathing and relaxation into my riding, and this is it. Already I have found tha ...more
The Seeing Stone by Holly Black
"Today my son caught my eye, then pointed conspiratorially to his sweat pants. Then he pointed to his shirt.

It took me a moment to realize that he was wearing all his clothes inside out. Because that's one of the ways you keep yourself safe from f..." Read more of this review »
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Family Life by Akhil Sharma
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The Trip to Echo Spring by Olivia Laing
The Trip to Echo Spring
by Olivia Laing
read in August, 2015
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I'm not sure I've ever read a book quite like this before. It is a deeply personal exploration of 6 writers, all male and most you'll recognize, and how their lives were affected by alcohol and substance abuse, as well as the author's own experiences ...more
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Patrick is on page 50 of 128 of The Field Guide: I read this years ago, but now I'm reading it with my oldest boy.

He likes the mystery of it. "Oh!" he said at this point in the book. "I'm beginning to see the pieces of the puzzle!"
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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
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No lonesome wandering child with a fishing pole passed by and glanced at the adults in the dusty gray car. But if one had, he or she might have noticed the pronounced smiles of the couple, how dreamy their eyes were, but would not care a bit what...
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The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
The Dog of the South
by Charles Portis
read in August, 2015
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The epic journey, Charles Portis-style. Now that it's over, I can compare it to True Grit, but maybe I just liked that story better for the tough girl heroine. Both are wonderfully poignant studies of human character with a southern drawl. The narrat ...more
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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Night Over Water by Ken Follett
Night Over Water
by Ken Follett (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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You know how sometimes it's easier to suspend disbelief than others? I love Ken Follett for his power to turn pages like nobody's freaking business, and this (hand-me-down from my father-in-law) book does not disappoint in that regard. I had never he ...more
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