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Mary Taitt Mary Taitt said: " I've read only the first chapter and would like to comment briefly on that. I may modify my comments as I go along.

I prefer books about human beings (or animal, robots etc standing in for human beings.) The first few paragraphs lead one to believe in
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Mary Taitt rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates
The Accursed
by Joyce Carol Oates
read in July, 2015
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Not sure I'd recommend this particular Joyce Carol Oates book, although I generally like her. It was long and sometimes a bit tedious. Interesting, but not believable. (I had trouble suspending disbelief.) There were many characters, including a numb ...more
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro
read in July, 2015
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A complex and compelling allegory. The ending made me cry for the characters and myself.
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The Quick by Lauren Owen
The Quick
by Lauren Owen
read in July, 2015
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I took this book from the library's new book shelf without knowing anything about it and the beginning of the book did not lead me to suspect where it was going, so I was very surprised and not entirely pleased, but soon got back into it and enjoyed ...more
Mary Taitt rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Catalans by Patrick O'Brian
The Catalans: A Novel
by Patrick O'Brian
read in July, 2015
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This novel, though written early, seems a departure from all the sailing and fighting novels It is interesting and has a somewhat surprising ending.
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The Trouble with Zinny Weston by Amy Goldman Koss
The Trouble with Zinny Weston
by Amy Goldman Koss (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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Pretty good book. It's upsetting. Ava and her parents like animals and Zinny and hers do not. Zinny's Mom does something despicable. How will that affect the girls' friendship? (Not telling--I HATE spoilers!)
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The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck
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I really liked this book and plan to reread it. It is not so much a book about drawing, though there is a little of that, but a book about living, seeing, Zen. Excellent. Do not expect art lessons, per se. Though there are a few good hints.
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Paradise by Toni Morrison
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Totally loved it, except maybe the ending, plan to reread it. Upsetting, terrible, wonderful, compelling, loving, hateful. The book begins with men from the town hunting down and killing women. The rest of the books tells why.
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Short Girls by Bich Minh Nguyen
Short Girls
by Bich Minh Nguyen
read in May, 2015
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Sisters Van and Linny Luong have divergent personalities, Van being the dutiful daughter and diligent scholar and Linny liking boys and make-up and doing poorly in school. Linny however, learns to cook from her mother. Each has a secret--they used to ...more
" very interesting. However, I haven't a clue how to message you. "
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Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard
Rum Punch
by Elmore Leonard
read in April, 2015
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An engaging read. I didn't like the "gratuitous violence." Very ambiguous characters, realistic.
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Cynthia Lord
“Stay because you want to be here. Stay because we would miss you. And stay because you can belong in more than one place, and one of your places is with us.”
Cynthia Lord, Touch Blue

Sylvia Plath
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“Fear and self-doubt are the greatest killers of personal genius.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Jess C. Scott
“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”
Jess C. Scott, The Intern

Tennessee Williams
“I don't believe anyone ever suspects how completely unsure I am of my work and myself and what tortures of self-doubting the doubt of others has always given me.”
Tennessee Williams

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