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Les Misérables
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Mary Mary said: "This is probably my favorite book of all time. I admit, after reading it once or twice, I do skip the long history chapters (basically, if it says anything about Napoleon, I start skipping to the good stuff). I've never read an edited version, except...more "

 
Atlas Shrugged
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read in August, 2007
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Mary Mary said: "Still reading...going slow because I keep it in my car to read while waiting in lines. "

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"This one goes slow since it's my car book." Oct 01, 2008 11:09PM

 

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Scheherazade Goes West by Fatema Mernissi
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An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
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My Story by Elizabeth  Smart
My Story
by Elizabeth Smart
read in July, 2014
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This event happened not long after I returned from South America. I remember bad press criticizing the parents and law enforcement, but I don't remember what the criticism was. What I DO remember is that I knew that girl wasn't coming back home again...more
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An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
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I liked the honesty that Laura displayed, while still obviously keeping her privacy about aspects of her personal life. Her acceptance of Maurice how he IS was a key to his growth and learning from her. Her desire to love and care for someone was so...more
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Fearless Girls, Wise Women & Beloved Sisters by Kathleen Ragan
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Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Moon Over Manifest
by Clare Vanderpool
read in September, 2014
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What a great book! I won't say much until bookclub so my peeps don't see a rehash, but I liked this one.

It's a mystery of sorts, which normally is ruined for me by predictability issues. However, though the main secret is obvious from early on, the a...more
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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I've seen book reviews use the word "rollicking", but I have rarely felt truly rollicked. This book rollicked me, though.
I told my husband as he walked by, "This book is crazypants!"
He answered, "I never understand half the words you say."
...But I...more
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Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
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“but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
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Augusten Burroughs
“Some damage is too severe, some harm endures. And what you have to do is accept it. And by accept it I mean, don’t be the paralyzed person in the bed who is waiting to walk again. Realize, it’s never gonna happen. And find some other way to get around –swing from a vine, get a Mad Max wheelchair. Anything but…wait.”
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“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
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“Whipped cream isn't whipped cream at all if it hasnt been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn't poached eggs unless it's been stolen in the dead of the night.”
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