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The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
The House of Tomorrow
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Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Yes Please
by Amy Poehler
read in January, 2015
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Amy Poehler is a national treasure. That being said, the book wasn't exactly what I was expecting. Definitely funny in a lot of places and a lot of great stories about her path through her career. But, the last quarter of the book kind of lost me. Ov ...more
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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan
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Really fantastic. Edward Curtis was one of the most famous people in Seattle in his day. He was a nationally known photographer who even took a portrait of President Teddy Roosevelt. But, Curtis had a HUGE idea. He wanted to document American Indian ...more
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Secret History
by Donna Tartt
read in December, 2014
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The writing was really engaging and I was sucked into the story. But, the isolated, intense college setting got annoying at times -- I guess I didn't find the Greek department to be particularly believable and I was never quite sure about the profess ...more
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Triangle by David von Drehle
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This is a fantastic portrait of the Lower East Side at the turn of the century and a wonderful labor history. It is also a stunning minute-by-minute, floor-by-floor narrative of the tragic fire -- the largest American workplace disaster until 9/11. V ...more
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This Side of Brightness by Colum McCann
This Side of Brightness
by Colum McCann (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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I liked the intertwining stories and the importance of NYC's tunnels and skyscrapers. I enjoyed the past story more than the present-day story, but I was really impressed with how McCann merged the two over time -- the structure was fantastic.
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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
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Loved this one too. Watching Cromwell navigate and manipulate as the evidence mounted was enthralling.
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The Game by Laurie R. King
The Game (Mary Russell, #7)
by Laurie R. King (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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The Kipling tie-in was kind of fun, but this wasn't my favorite of the series.
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Bossypants by Tina Fey
Bossypants
by Tina Fey
read in October, 2014
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I'm probably the last person on the planet to read this one. No surprise, Tina Fey is hilarious. I especially appreciated the chapters about work and motherhood.
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Madeleine L'Engle
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
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“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
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