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Bossypants by Tina Fey
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I loved this book so much that I read it in one sitting. Granted, I’m a big fan of Tina Fey and her critically-acclaimed show 30 Rock, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book. It’s part memoir, part humorous essay collection, and part how-to guide...more
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
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I don’t read a lot of mysteries, but at the suggestion of a good friend I picked up The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, the first in a series by Alan Bradley starring wannabe detective Flavia de Luce. Flavia is one of the most unique protagonists...more
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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In the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, seasons can last for decades, and a long period of summer is about to end and lead into winter. Lord Eddard Stark has just been paid a visit by the King of the Seven Kingdoms with a request: he would like Eddard to...more
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern has become one of the most buzzed-about books of the year, and with good reason. Set in the late 1800s, it is the story of a boy named Marco and a girl named Celia who are bound in a competition that they don’t tr...more
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline (Goodreads Author)
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is set in the year 2044 when technology has reached a peak and people don’t interact much in the real world anymore. Instead, they interact in the OASIS, a virtual reality utopia where you can be whoever and whatever...more
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
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It’s hard to choose a favorite supporting character on The Office, but I consistently enjoy the self-absorbed airheadedness of Kelly Kapoor, played perfectly by writer and actress Mindy Kaling. So imagine my excitement when I found out that Mindy was...more
Redshirts by John Scalzi
by John Scalzi (Goodreads Author)
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If you have a passing familiarity with Star Trek, you’ve probably heard the term “redshirt” before. It refers to a random low-ranking crew member (always wearing a red shirt) who gets sent on an away mission with the main characters. The redshirt ine...more
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
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I’m going to tread very lightly with this review, because to spoil any plot point of Gillian Flynn’s masterful suspense novel Gone Girl would be a crime against anyone planning to read it. Nick and Amy Dunne were once young and in love. But now, on t...more
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
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After hearing a glowing review on NPR praising this witty and charming book, I quickly placed a hold on a copy of Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. Told primarily through emails, faxes, letters, and transcripts of taped conversations, the...more
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Gail Carson Levine
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Carl Sagan
“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time ― proof that humans can work magic.”
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Lemony Snicket
“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
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