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The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
The Hummingbird's Daughter
by Luis Alberto Urrea (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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It always seems that I have more to say about books I'm criticizing than books I loved. I suppose it's because I usually begin with high expectations, and when a book lives up to those expectation, there isn't much to say, but when it doesn't there h...more
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
The Brides of Rollrock Island
by Margo Lanagan (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Oh my gahhhd. This book is incredible! I started it and finished it within a 24 hour period, so it's hard to believe that it has sent me into full-fledged post-book depression. As I laid face-down on the couch, despondent, Peter asked me, "Book depre...more
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Race and Ethnicity in Society by Elizabeth Higginbotham
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This book as assigned for my race & ethnic relations class. There were a few sections that we didn't have to read for class, but after the class ended I went ahead and read them all before selling my book back. Overall this is a good rea...more
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The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
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I read this book because 1) Captain Awkward often refers to and recommends it, and 2) there was a situation that was raising some alarm bells for me so I went looking here for answers. I’m glad I read it but I am pretty conflicted about some of the s...more
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Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole
Every Day is for the Thief
by Teju Cole
read in August, 2014
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This book was all right. I don't feel strongly about it one way or the other. The writing was decent, though at times seemed somewhat bland. Nevertheless I read it pretty quickly; it is a short book and I read it two sittings. It didn't drag, but it...more
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Peter S. Beagle
“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Flannery O'Connor
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
Flannery O'Connor

Ovid
“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.”
Ovid

Neil Gaiman
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

G.K. Chesterton
“If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?”
G.K. Chesterton

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