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"This was our travel listen over the weekend. Not quite done, so I'll have to finish up on my own. I am a big fan of Gladwell, but this one just hasn't been as interesting to me." Jun 06, 2016 12:32PM

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Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
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read in August, 2016
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Make no mistake, this is a challenging read. The hard science of this fiction made it necessary to be able to focus my attention while reading. It took me 3 months to finish it, as I could not absorb relevant details when my brain was tired or distra ...more
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Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Spin (Spin, #1)
by Robert Charles Wilson (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2016
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I keep starting and restarting my introduction about this book. Let's just say it is a near future scifi story that tells a very engaging tale of a world changing event. I don't think that gives anything away. What unfolds is a thought-provoking narr ...more
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Jim Butcher
“We are not going to die."

Butters stared up at me, pale, his eyes terrified. "We're not?"

"No. And do you know why?" He shook his head. "Because Thomas is too pretty to die. And because I'm too stubborn to die." I hauled on the shirt even harder. "And most of all because tomorrow is Oktoberfest, Butters, and polka will never die.”
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“You backbiting, poisonous, treacherous, deceitful, wicked, clever girl. If this works I'll buy you a pony.”
Jim Butcher, Summer Knight

Jim Butcher
“Are you always a smartass?'

Nope. Sometimes I'm asleep.”
Jim Butcher, Blood Rites

Stacia Kane
“Readers have the right to say whatever the fuck they want about a book. Period. They have that right. If they hate the book because the MC says the word “delicious” and the reader believes it’s the Devil’s word and only evil people use it, they can shout from the rooftops “This book is shit and don’t read it” if they want. If they want to write a review entirely about how much they hate the cover, they can if they want. If they want to make their review all about how their dog Foot Foot especially loved to pee on that particular book, they can."

[Blog entry, January 9, 2012]”
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Christopher Moore
“Charlie had Sophie strapped to his chest like a terrorist baby bomb when he came down the back steps. She had just gotten to the point where she could hold up her head, so he had strapped her in face-out so she could look around. The way her arms and legs waved around as Charlie walked, she looked as if she was skydiving and using a skinny nerd as a parachute.”
Christopher Moore, A Dirty Job

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