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Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
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Permanent Record by Leslie Stella
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Emma by Jane Austen
Emma
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I liked it a little better this second time I read it. Last time, I gave it three stars, this time 4. But I really would have preferred 3.5. The main character is so incredibly annoying. She does learn, eventually, from her mistakes, which makes it g...more
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Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland
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This is a helpful book in understanding the structure and substructure (scene and sentence) of a novel.

It bothers and concerns me, though, that in her writing sample on page 273, she demonstrates several of the errors she rails against on page 293. E...more
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James Potter and the Crimson Thread by G. Norman Lippert
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A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova
A Mountain of Crumbs
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I really liked this book a lot, and I liked it better and better as I went along. It was wonderful to have an inside peek at life in Russia at that time. And Elena is a very likable character, smart, perceptive, interesting.
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
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This is the third or fourth time I've read this and it still annoys me--I hate the gossip--even though I know she's making fun of that very thing, it is still tedious. However, once I get about halfway through, I always get swept in and really enjoy...more
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The Far Side of the World by Patrick O'Brian
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Fast-paced. A little hard at first to follow. But gets progressively better.
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