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Which New Weird book would you like to discuss during March?
Our focus for March is "New-Weird" with focus on author Jeff Vandermeer. For our "main" discussion, we could either suss out the New Weird genre by having a look at the entries in Ann Vander

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2014 on Goodreads by Various
"When Fionnuala published this book and her review, I thought it was a grand idea, and emulated her. My way of doing so, however, was to do so creating another book, authored by Spirally Kalliope. I got Likes (thank you) and Comments (double thank..." Read more of this review »
Gary the Bookworm and 49 other people liked Samadrita's review of Moon Tiger:
Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
"Claudia Hampton speaks to me of wars fought in distant lands, of the ever-persistent forward march of humanity in the quest for collective betterment, of stories unknowingly buried forever in the catacombs of time and never unearthed, of the peopl..." Read more of this review »
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
" Renato wrote: "One of my favorites... are you enjoying this? :-)"

Yes I am. It's very unusual. I get the names confused but according to what I've read
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
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" I'm in. Have always intended to read more by her. "
" She's terrific. I've been holding off on the last one, but now I'll have a good reason to read them all. "
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Abraham Verghese
“The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don't. If you keep saying your slippers aren't yours, then you'll die searching, you'll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

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

Abraham Lincoln
“There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.”
Abraham Lincoln

George Sand
“[On Chopin's Preludes:]

"His genius was filled with the mysterious sounds of nature, but transformed into sublime equivalents in musical thought, and not through slavish imitation of the actual external sounds. His composition of that night was surely filled with raindrops, resounding clearly on the tiles of the Charterhouse, but it had been transformed in his imagination and in his song into tears falling upon his heart from the sky. ... The gift of Chopin is [the expression of] the deepest and fullest feelings and emotions that have ever existed. He made a single instrument speak a language of infinity. He could often sum up, in ten lines that a child could play, poems of a boundless exaltation, dramas of unequalled power.”
George Sand, Story of My Life: The Autobiography of George Sand

David Foster Wallace
“To be, in a word, unborable.... It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish”
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

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