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Transformers by James Roberts
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I love this series. I will advocate for it til my last breath because so many comics fans are missing something truly great due to the fact that when they hear the word "transformers" they tune out. If you kept everything about this series the same b ...more
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Legends 30th Anniversary Edition TP by John Ostrander
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Too many dangling storylines that are apparently resolved in other places but overall an entertaining (and gloriously dated) read.
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Collected Stories by E.L. Doctorow
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Wolverine by Jeff Lemire
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Marvel's gotten a lot of things wrong lately, in my opinion, but credit where it's due: this is a series that only continues to improve. Jeff Lemire has this particular version of Logan down cold and Andrea Sorrentino's art is the perfect fit for wha ...more
America's Women by Gail Collins
"I read Collins' When Everything Changed a few years ago and was blown away. Part oral history, part research-driven narrative, it told the story of the role that women played in the US from the 1960s to 2008, the year before it was published and H..." Read more of this review »
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Jim Harrison
“I like grit, I like love and death, I'm tired of irony. ... A lot of good fiction is sentimental. ... The novelist who refuses sentiment refuses the full spectrum of human behavior, and then he just dries up. ... I would rather give full vent to all human loves and disappointments, and take a chance on being corny, than die a smartass.”
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Billy Collins
Introduction to Poetry

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem's room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author's name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.”
Billy Collins, The Apple That Astonished Paris

Eleanor Roosevelt
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Billy Collins
“It seems only yesterday I used to believe
there was nothing under my skin but light.
If you cut me I could shine.”
Billy Collins
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