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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
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The Royal We by Heather Cocks
The Royal We
by Heather Cocks (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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Well I loved every word of this.
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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
by Alan Bradley (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Kind of an awkward entry in the series--I think maybe it's that with such a massive shift in the locale there needed to be more scene-setting? Instead a body falls out of a chimney and the mystery is off and running before you've even had a chance to ...more
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Secret Place by Tana French
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)
by Tana French (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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I really liked this one.
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The Boy in the Smoke by Maureen Johnson
The Boy in the Smoke (Shades of London, #0.5)
by Maureen Johnson (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
The Shadow Cabinet (Shades of London, #3)
by Maureen Johnson (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Really enjoyable, although this series is starting to feel ever-so-slightly like a few other YA series where the first book would have been really great as a self-contained entity and the arc starts getting a bit unwieldy as the series goes on (altho ...more
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Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Some incredible stories in here mixed in with some uninteresting trifles--a mixed bag but the good is SO good.
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My Planet by Mary Roach
My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places
by Mary Roach (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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I didn't realize that this was just a compilation of humor columns about daily life--I was actually expecting science content like the rest of her books. Still funny, but disappointing.
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Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
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Kelly Link
“I don't know about you, but I'm kind of fed up with realism. After all, there's enough reality already; why make more of it? Why not leave realism for the memoirs of drug addicts, the histories of salt, the biographies of porn stars? Why must we continue to read about the travails of divorced people or mildly depressed Canadians when we could be contemplating the shopping habits of zombies, or the difficulties that ensue when living and dead people marry each other? We should be demanding more stories about faery handbags and pyjamas inscribed with the diaries of strange women. We should not rest until someone writes about a television show that features the Free People's World-Tree Library, with its elaborate waterfalls and Forbidden Books and Pirate-Magicians. We should be pining for a house haunted by rabbits.”
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John Green
“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”
John Green

Philip Barry
“The time to make up your mind about people, is never.”
Philip Barry, The Philadelphia Story

L.M. Montgomery
“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.”
L.M. Montgomery

George R.R. Martin
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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