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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
" What a terrific review. I'm still recovering from watching the mini-series and I was thinking about just waiting for the next in the trilogy. I had so ...more "
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
His whole career has been an education in hypocrisy. Eyes that once skewered him now kindle with simulated regard. Hands that would like to knock his hat off now reach out to take his hand, sometimes in a crushing grip. He has spun his enemies t...
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Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
" Steve wrote: "Long, yes, but anything more than one Hardy novel per day strikes me as a bit much. But thanks for the encouragement in any case."

I gues
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
" Betsy wrote: "Hmmm...not a good decade for women or fashion. I refer you to Betty Friedan and old copies of Vogue."

I wasn't a housewife or a fashion p
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Pompeii by Mary Beard
" Mummy wrote: "Gary wrote: "Lucky for you: I hope to be cremated :-)"

I think we have a cultural difference here Gary. I'm not that kind of mummy. I'm M
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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
" Have you ever visited Poe's cottage in the Bronx, Jeffrey? It's a unique exception to the power of developers-especially in NYC-to swallow up and obli ...more "
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
""There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart—an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime. What was it—I paused to think—what was it that so unnerved me in the contem..." Read more of this review »
Gary the Bookworm and 36 other people liked Mummy's review of Pompeii:
Pompeii by Mary Beard
"I read a lot of this. I carried it everywhere. I really like Mary Beard. But I could not finish it. I'm not sure if it was the repetition of details in a different way time and again or what, because I really did enjoy it and one day I will finish..." Read more of this review »
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
""Nothing did. Nothing would. Nothing could ever bring my mother back or make it okay that she was gone. Nothing would put me beside her the moment she died. It broke me up. It cut me off. It tumbled me end over end.
It took me years to take my plac...
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Abraham Lincoln
“There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Francine Prose
“What I love is how pissed off Jane Eyre is. She's in a rage for the whole novel and the payoff is she gets to marry this blind guy who's toasted his wife in the attic." -Angela Argo "Blue Angel”
Francine Prose

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

68108 Read Between the Wines — 140 members — last activity May 21, 2015 07:21AM
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