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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
" Petra X smokin' hot wrote: "Gary wrote: "How is that fat and cholesterol busting mousse working out?"

Put on 12 lb actually. I had a rather good social
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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
"This book took me over a year to read. I kept it on the kitchen counter and as the left-hand page pile got bigger there was me standing on the right, getting smaller. It was my diet book. A couple of pages and a pound or so every week. What I was..." Read more of this review »
Sickened by Julie Gregory
" I came across this occasionally when I was working as a special ed teacher. It's frightening to observe and difficult to challenge. "
Sickened by Julie Gregory
"Rewritten to protect the guilty and me from embarrassment. I wouldn't want anyone to think it was about them, especially if it was.

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Rabbit, Run by John Updike
" I agree with Mike. It's great when these reviews appear unexpectedly. I've been looking for something to read that is both enduring and absorbing. The ...more"
The Real Jane Austen by Paula Byrne
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In this engaging and scholarly biography of Jane Austen, Paula Byrne successfully dispels many of the myths swirling around her subject. According to Byrne, Miss Austen was a well-traveled, urbane sophisticate who demonstrated a vibrant interest, not
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The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset by Suzanne Collins
" Anna wrote: "Totally agree and love your review. I typically read almost all WWII novels,, but i just read the Giver and now THG series and I'm hooked ...more"
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The Infatuations by Javier Marías
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The Infatuations by Javier Marías
" Marcias has been floating around in my semi-conscious reality for some time. Your review seals the deal for me. "
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Abraham Lincoln
“There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.”
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Verghese
“Wasn't that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

Francine Prose
“People see everything through the lens of their obsessions.”
Francine Prose, Goldengrove

Mark Twain
“Each place has its own advantages - heaven for the climate, and hell for the society.”
Mark Twain

Marcel Proust
“One becomes moral as soon as one is unhappy.”
Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove, Part 2

68108 Read Between the Wines — 137 members — last activity 9 hours, 41 min ago
A wine club for book lovers, or a book club for wine lovers? We can never remember which.
100590 The Thomas Mann Group — 174 members — last activity Feb 16, 2015 10:50AM
Members of Kindred Spirits and other interested GR members read the works of Thomas Mann. Our next scheduled read is The Magic Mountain, taking place ...more
75271 Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace — 173 members — last activity Jan 17, 2015 12:33PM
This group read of DFW's Infinite Jest starts January 01, 2013 and finishes April 30, 2013. Please see this thread for the current reading schedule. Wh ...more
115105 Everything Booklikes & Leafmarks — 920 members — last activity Feb 03, 2015 09:05AM
Want to know about BookLikes? Want to know how those of us who are on BL find it? It's here. If you have a BL account, please post your name. If you h ...more
108518 Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain" — 24 members — last activity Mar 18, 2014 09:23PM
This small group is designed to help readers share questions, answers, views and reviews about "The Magic Mountain".
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