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Terrorist by John Updike
Terrorist
by John Updike
recommended for: Updike fans and those curious about why radical Islamics hate America
read in May, 2007
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John Updike has earned a mantel full of awards, including a Pulitzer and a National Book Award. He knows people and he knows how tough even the most mundane lives can be. And Updike knows how to write. At his best when writing of “normal” people livi...more
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
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I read this highly acclaimed book a long time ago. Seagull was the warm and fuzzy, feel good, turn-your-life-around book of my early adulthood. Everybody who was anybody read it. A sector of my friends gushed and glowed and swooned during discussions...more
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The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan
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Lord of the Rings on Steroids:

Twenty-two years ago my friend JK gave me a book to read, the first book of The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. In some small way, that day changed my life. As I began reading the first book, The Eye of the World,...more
A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan
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A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan
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Lord of the Rings on Steroids
Twenty-two years ago my friend JK gave me a book to read, the first book of The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. In some small way, that day changed my life. As I began reading the first book, The Eye of the World,...more
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"Thanks, Tami. I've read a number of Bryson's, all good. This one is my favorite. "
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"Read it several times too, read all of Vonnegut, even the posthumous ones. Love his style, love the philosophy, love the humor even in the face of sit...more "
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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
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A shaky 3 star – almost 2 star – rating … and as a Harry Potter aficionado, a bit disappointed. Here's why:


A couple of generations ago American women stayed home and kept house and mothered children while the men earned the family’s bread. At lunch t...more
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"Nice review, Theresa. I enjoyed Unbroken nearly as much as Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit - such different subjects, such excellent writing. Hillenbrand's g...more "
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Mark Twain
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”
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“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."

[The Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1995: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Governmental Affairs (1996)]”
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“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”
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“And so it goes...”
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“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
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