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"I liked going back and forth between Les and Wes in the psych offices...but now I'm getting a little bored." 22 hours, 18 min ago

 
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Dancing Girls
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Melissa Rochelle is 47% done with The Last Original Wife: I liked going back and forth between Les and Wes in the psych offices...but now I'm getting a little bored.
The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank
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This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
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Let me just start my review by thanking Netgalley and Algonquin books for letting me read this novel. I have never read a novel this far from its release date before; and the experience gave me quite a (nerdy) thrill.

This is your life,..." Read more of this review »
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
by Jonathan Evison (Goodreads Author)
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This is the story of a life, Harriet's life. Her life is filled with all the things lives are filled with: choices, consequences, mistakes, miracles, good days, bad days, old friends, new friends, husbands, children. We visit Harriet's past through " ...more
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One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper
" I just read those two annoying scenes you mention and moved on to a different book. Maybe I should give this one another try... "
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Pluto by R.J. Palacio
Pluto: A Wonder Story
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read in June, 2015
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This short read provides a peek into Auggie's life before we meet him in Wonder. This chapter is told from Chris' perspective -- a boy Auggie has known since before he was even born. This isn't a great day for Chris and as we follow him through his d ...more
The Julian Chapter by R.J. Palacio
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It's been a couple of years since my reading of Wonder, but I remember loving it. Reading this chapter from Julian's perspective (he's the bully in the book) makes me want to read the book again.

Julian finally realizes the errors in his behavior whi
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The Julian Chapter by R.J. Palacio
"In an interview I saw, R.J. Palacio was asked why she didn't include Julian's point of view in Wonder, and she said that she didn't want him to have a voice. When we hear someone's story, we feel empathy, and she didn't want that. I wonder if she..." Read more of this review »
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty (Goodreads Author)
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I put off reading this one for so long -- no idea why other than it finally doesn't have excessively long wait lists at my library. A couple of weeks ago I read a description of this book that caught my attention (now I don't remember where I read it ...more
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Paulo Coelho
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
Paulo Coelho, Alchemist

Kurt Vonnegut
“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

Neil Gaiman
“I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.

I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.

I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Friedrich Nietzsche
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Margaret Atwood
“Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

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