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Secret Ceremonies by Deborah Laake
" As in potatoes and morons, located between New York and California. I wish I could remember my US geography. I think its capital is Boise... "
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
" I'm in awe. How much money did I need in 1975? (Whatever I had wasn't enough...) "
Jackie as Editor by Greg Lawrence
" Lucky for her, she found a boyfriend who cooks...and Trader Joe's when he's away. "
Unwritten Law by Helena Kennedy
"Very interesting book about how certain landmark cases have changed British law. Laws of Victorian times and the early 20thC are not always in step with how the general populace sees things. What was unacceptable behaviour once is now considered n..." Read more of this review »
Jackie as Editor by Greg Lawrence
"I have always been interested in Jackie Kennedy as an editor at Doubleday - I worked for Doubleday too. I liked the idea of a mega-wealthy woman, at one time considered the most beautiful and high status woman in the world actually having a job.

Th..." Read more of this review »
Possession by A.S. Byatt
"How do I possess you? Let me count the ways. “Possession” has a dual meaning: “possession” is the state of owning an object or person as well as the name for the object or person possessed. The ambiguous line between these two concepts of “possess..." Read more of this review »
How Fiction Works by James    Wood
" I'm glad you liked the article. It's offers an interesting history of all the battles about what constitutes literature. I literally consumed The Gold ...more "
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The Demon in the Freezer by Richard   Preston
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Emily Dickinson
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
Emily Dickinson

John Steinbeck
“I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one. . . . Humans are caught—in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too—in a net of good and evil. . . . There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well—or ill?”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Walt Whitman
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.”
Walt Whitman

Barbara Kingsolver
“I attempted briefly to consecrate myself in the public library, believing every crack in my soul could be chinked with a book.”
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Jonathan Safran Foer
“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

68108 Read Between the Wines — 138 members — last activity Mar 17, 2015 07:33PM
A wine club for book lovers, or a book club for wine lovers? We can never remember which. ...more
100590 The Thomas Mann Group — 178 members — last activity Mar 16, 2015 10:21AM
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 — 172 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. W ...more
115105 Everything Booklikes & Leafmarks — 920 members — last activity Mar 25, 2015 09:55PM
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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