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Some Rain Must Fall by Michel Faber
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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
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I first read this when I was 15 or so. Now I'm in my 30s and reading the book now is a whole another experience. It is still SO VERY GOOD. Yet now it has that extra layer of me being a grown-up woman very acutely aware of gender imbalance and wider p ...more
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
"Margaret Atwood immediately lets the reader know that there is no balm in Gilead, not even in the form of hand lotion to smooth a woman's hands roughened by physical labor. Atwood's dystopian novel of a theocratic government in what was formerly t..." Read more of this review »
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A Hand-Book of Volapük by Andrew Drummond
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Karina Westermann wants to read 25 books in the 2015 Reading Challenge
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The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd
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Anthony C. Grayling
“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”
Anthony C. Grayling

A.S. Byatt
“Only write to me, write to me, I love to see the hop and skip and sudden starts of your ink.”
A.S. Byatt, Possession

Gilles Deleuze
“Writing has nothing to do with meaning. It has to do with landsurveying and cartography, including the mapping of countries yet to come.”
Gilles Deleuze

T.S. Eliot
“We had the experience but missed the meaning. And approach to the meaning restores the experience in a different form.”
T.S. Eliot

Karen Armstrong
“We are meaning-seeking creatures. Dogs, as far as we know, do not agonise about the canine condition, worry about the plight of dogs in other parts of the world, or try to see their lives from a different perspective. But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting, that revealed an underlying pattern, and gave us a sense that, against all the depressing and chaotic evidence to the contrary, life had meaning and value”
Karen Armstrong, A Short History of Myth

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