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Diane rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Hide by Lisa Gardner
Hide (Detective D.D. Warren, #2)
by Lisa Gardner (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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I liked this book! I was on vacation and must admit I had trouble putting it down. Light, fun, nothing overly shocking (although I was worried it would be too gruesome at first, it didn't get overly gory). Overall, I enjoyed it.
Diane rated a book 1 of 5 stars
From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz
From the Corner of His Eye
by Dean Koontz (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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After I got about a third of the way through this book, I just didn't care anymore. It was boring. The characters were either uniformly good or uniformly bad. Which made the book uniformly boring.
Diane rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Still Alice
by Lisa Genova (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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I read this book right after my grandmother passed away from alzheimer's. So many parts of this book were familiar to what I had gone through with her. I just wish I had read it beforehand.
Diane rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Wedding Night
by Sophie Kinsella
read in May, 2015
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Diane rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
Certain Girls (Cannie Shapiro #2)
by Jennifer Weiner (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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I liked this book, but it was too sad. I don't know why, but ever since I had my first (and only, so far) child, books hit me in a different way. Before, I'd read a book like this and picture myself as the 13 year old girl, which I was once. Now, I r ...more
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Diane rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Diane rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
The King's Curse (The Cousins' War, #6)
by Philippa Gregory (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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Second Chance by Jane Green
Second Chance
by Jane Green (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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I thought it was pretty interesting. I've never read Hemingway (other than The Old Man and the Sea), but I might try A Movable Feast to read his perspective on his first marriage.
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Once, in my father's bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget—we will return.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“Oh, she missed herself. It felt like she used to miss Abe, when he was at Harvard and then after they broke up. No, deeper than that: the way she sometimes missed her parents when she was a child and had slept over at a friend's. She was homesick for herself, a longing so deep and unanswerable that for a moment it took her breath away.”
Katharine Noel, Halfway House

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“There's no such thing as dead languages, only dormant minds.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

John Green
“I thought of my dad telling me that the universe wants to be noticed but what we want is to be noticed by the universe, to have the universe give a shit what happens to us- not the collective idea of sentient life but each of us as individuals.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

John Fowles
“It's like the day you realize dolls are dolls. I pick up my old self and I see it's silly. A toy I've played with too often. It's a little sad, like an old golliwog at the bottom of the cupboard. Innocent and used-up and proud and silly.”
John Fowles, The Collector

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