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The Victorians by A.N. Wilson
The Victorians
by A.N. Wilson
read in March, 2015
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I didn’t finish this book although I did think it was decent. There is some really good information in here, but it was kind of slow going and I had a lot of other stuff going on. My main complaint is that Wilson assumes the reader already know a lot ...more
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Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)
by Deborah Harkness (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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I didn’t like the first of the series and wouldn’t have continued it on my own, but my book club wanted to read this one too—I’m not that much of a masochist. Although I have been known to enjoy an occasional hate-read, 1000+ pages in less t
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Plum Bun by Jessie Redmon Fauset
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This novel was published almost 90 years ago, and as such the language and writing style took a bit of getting used to for me. At first I was like, “I’ll try to make it through 50 pages a day…” but actually, once I got into it (by the end of the firs ...more
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Communion by Bell Hooks
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This book has some really great stuff in it, and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it to people. But it still has its flaws. A group of my friends decided to read it and then get together and talk about it, and in going back through and pulling out ...more
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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
by Deborah Harkness (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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This book had a lot of potential; unfortunately, it went mostly unfulfilled. I can see the appeal of it, and I actually enjoyed reading it for the most part, but I didn’t really like it. What do I mean?

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist
by Jessie Burton
read in February, 2015
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This is an interesting book. I suppose it’s historical fiction but the atmosphere of tension and magical realism overpowers the historical fiction element and kind of elevates it to something that seems a little more timeless. It is well-wri
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Maya Angelou
“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.”
Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women

“To be of the Earth is to know
the restlessness of being a seed
the darkness of being planted
the struggle toward the light
the pain of growth into the light
the joy of bursting and bearing fruit
the love of being food for someone
the scattering of your seeds
the decay of the seasons
the mystery of death and
the miracle of birth.”
John Soos

Sylvia Townsend Warner
“It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”
Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes

Lorrie Moore
“I had never feared insomnia before--like prison, wouldn't it just give you more time to read?”
Lorrie Moore

E.E. Cummings
“and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you”
E.E. Cummings

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