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The Divine Comedy
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Wolf Hall
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"I hate it when I have to put interesting books aside to make way for textbooks. GAWD I hate examinations!!" Jan 04, 2012 09:20AM


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Critical Theory Since Plato by Hazard Adams
"A fine primer on the ways in which we think critically about literature, starting with Plato's Republic and stopping on the cusp of the contemporary theoretical quagmire. The prose is keen yet dense, and I can't believe I read quite as much of thi..." Read more of this review »
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
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Makeover by Kate Petty
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Summer Heat by Kate Petty
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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
"2.5 to 3.0 stars. This is a very difficult book for me to review as I really liked the first two installments of this trilogy, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. This one I rounded up (barely) to 3 stars because the quality of the writing was the..." Read more of this review »
If you could have one of these powers, which would it be?

Sponsored By A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

She voted for: The ability to read minds
date: January 28, 2012 12:01PM
location: WondrousReadings, The United States
description: Review and giveaway of Shalini Boland's book Outside. Since this is an e-Book it's international!
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William Shakespeare
“O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear;
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.

- Romeo -”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare
“If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
tags: love

William Shakespeare
If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this:
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.

Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss.

Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?

Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.

O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;
They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.

Saints do not move, though grant for prayers' sake.

Then move not, while my prayer's effect I take.
Thus from my lips, by yours, my sin is purged.

Then have my lips the sin that they have took.

Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged!
Give me my sin again.

You kiss by the book.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare
“True, I talk of dreams,
Which are the children of an idle brain,
Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,
Which is as thin of substance as the air,
And more inconstant than the wind, who woos
Even now the frozen bosom of the north,
And, being anger'd, puffs away from thence,
Turning his side to the dew-dropping south.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

J.K. Rowling
“There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione's arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
"Is this the moment?" Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. "OI! There's a war going on here!"
Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other.
"I know, mate," said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, "so it's now or never, isn't it?"
"Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?" Harry shouted. "D'you think you could just --- just hold it in, until we've got the diadem?"
"Yeah --- right --- sorry ---" said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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