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seems to me the greatest lines of ~300+ page books occur after page 102.
Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen
“My roommate is a 240-pound homicidal hermit. For dinner he’s fixing me a dead fox he scraped off the highway near Ponchatoula, and after that we’re taking a leaky tin boat out on a windy lake to spy on some semi-retarded fishermen. Don’t you wish you were here?”
Carl Hiaasen
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Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
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Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
“She’ll take what she can get and be happy about it, because love isn’t about convenience and frozen yogurt and real life. That isn’t what love is about.”
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Island on Fire by Alexandra Witze
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Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
Get in Trouble: Stories
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Straight Man by Richard Russo
Straight Man
by Richard Russo
read in November, 2014
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A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill
A Moon for the Misbegotten
by Eugene O'Neill
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Good Influence by Daniel R. Heischman
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Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown
Make It Stick
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read in August, 2014
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Blackfeet Indian Stories by George Bird Grinnell
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Kelly Link
“She’ll take what she can get and be happy about it, because love isn’t about convenience and frozen yogurt and real life. That isn’t what love is about.”
Kelly Link, Get in Trouble: Stories

“Practice that’s spaced out, interleaved with other learning, and varied produces better mastery, longer retention, and more versatility. But these benefits come at a price: when practice is spaced, interleaved, and varied, it requires more effort. You feel the increased effort, but not the benefits the effort produces. Learning feels slower from this kind of practice, and you don’t get the rapid improvements and affirmations you’re accustomed to seeing from massed practice.”
Peter C. Brown, Make It Stick

Bertrand Russell
“not because the moral law enjoins unselfishness, but because, given the society in which they live, it is the way in which their impulses and desires prompt them to act. It is clear that better institutions, better education of the emotions, and a better apportioning of praise and blame, would increase the already considerable extent to which people’s actions further the well-being of their community. It is to such causes, rather than to a revived belief in supernatural sanctions, that we must look for ethical progress.”
Bertrand Russell, Human Society in Ethics and Politics

Carl Hiaasen
“My roommate is a 240-pound homicidal hermit. For dinner he’s fixing me a dead fox he scraped off the highway near Ponchatoula, and after that we’re taking a leaky tin boat out on a windy lake to spy on some semi-retarded fishermen. Don’t you wish you were here?”
Carl Hiaasen, Double Whammy

Bertrand Russell
“I think every big town should contain artificial waterfalls that people could descend in very fragile canoes, and they should contain bathing pools full of mechanical sharks. Any person found advocating a preventive war should be condemned to two hours a day with these ingenious monsters.”
Bertrand Russell, Human Society in Ethics and Politics

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