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Skin by Nina G. Jablonski
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Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
Pretty Monsters: Stories
by Kelly Link
read in July, 2014
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A beautifully bizarre collection, each story a meta magical realism fantasy wrapped in an enigma told by an unexpected narrator. Fair warning: these are (sometimes irritatingly) not the sort of stories that wrap up with satisfying endings, but most a...more
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Just One Day by Gayle Forman
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I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this one, though I am glad in some undefinable way that I read it. I wasn't wholly won over by Allyson and Willem and their crossing paths and decisions and the drawn out self-discovery, not in a way that I can...more
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The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
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A romp through the Jazz Age spiced up with cults, conspiracies, and a supernatural serial killer. Not everything worked for me, but on the whole it was an entertaining and layered adventure with some memorable characters and really excellent lines.
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Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
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William Golding
“It was, perhaps, no situation from which to face a charging badger.”
William Golding, The Paper Men

Marcel Proust
“You know Balbec so well - do you have friends in the area?'
I have friends wherever there are companies of trees, wounded but not vanquished, which huddle together with touching obstinacy to implore an inclement and pitiless sky.'
That is not what I meant,' interrupted my father, as obstinate as the trees and as pitiless as the sky.”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Oscar Wilde
“Actors are so fortunate. They can choose whether they will appear in tragedy or in comedy, whether they will suffer or make merry, laugh or shed tears. But in real life it is different. Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualifications. Our Guildensterns play Hamlet for us, and our Hamlets have to jest like Prince Hal. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”
Oscar Wilde, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

Jeffrey Eugenides
“We could never understand why the girls cared so much about being mature, or why they felt compelled to compliment each other, but sometimes, after one of us had read a long portion of the diary out loud, we had to fight back the urge to hug one another or tell each other how pretty we were. We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we allexisted in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we couldn'y fathom them at all. We knew finally that the girls were really woman in diquise, that they understood love even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

Neil Gaiman
“When you reach the little house, the place your journey started,

you will recognize it, although it will seem

much smaller than you remember.

Walk up the path, and through the garden gate

you never saw before but once.

And then go home.

Or make a home.

And rest.”
Neil Gaiman, Instructions

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