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Diane rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Divide by Nicholas Evans
The Divide
by Nicholas Evans
read in July, 2014
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We Are Water by Wally Lamb
We Are Water
by Wally Lamb
read in July, 2014
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To be fair, I may have hated this book because I listened to it on tape and it was pretty much the book that never ended. 24 hours later, I still didn't like any of the characters, Annie was incredibly whiny, and I just wanted it all to be over.
Diane rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
The Leftovers
by Tom Perrotta
read in July, 2014
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Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz
Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas, #6)
by Dean Koontz (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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J.K. Rowling has written about an adult Harry Potter in her latest post for her site, Pottermore--but it's not the full-length sequel that fans crave. What favorite character would you most like to read about again in a comeback novel? Vote or write...more

She voted for: Katniss
Diane and 7 other people liked Gail Strickland's review of We Are Water:
We Are Water by Wally Lamb
" I don't want to talk about it. Let's just say "Chinese Water Torture" and leave it at that, shall we? "
Diane and 23 other people liked Mike's review of We Are Water:
We Are Water by Wally Lamb
" I knew I didn't love Wally Lamb's newest book not long after I started it. A hundred pages in and I wasn't even sure if I liked it. Two hundred pages in and I wasn't sure if I would even finish it. Well, like a marathon runner, I managed to break... " Read more of this review »
Diane and 52 other people liked Beverly's review of We Are Water:
We Are Water by Wally Lamb
" I almost liked this book. I believe that sincere effort to do good went into its making. But basically this amounts to a psychiatric case study of childhood trauma and how it affects later life. It seems to be dripping with archetypal symbols as w... " Read more of this review »
Diane rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Legacy of Lies by JoAnn Ross
Legacy of Lies
by JoAnn Ross (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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I wanted to not like this book because it was so obviously a cheesy romance, but it was actually pretty entertaining! Still probably not going to widely advertise the fact that I enjoyed it, though.
Diane rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
Lone Wolf
by Jodi Picoult (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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“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

“I couldn’t help thinking that if I, by pure chance, had found a whole universe in a single unknown book, buried in that endless necropolis, tens of thousands more would remain unexplored, forgotten forever. I felt myself surrounded by millions of abandoned pages, by worlds and souls without an owner sinking in an ocean of darkness, while the world that throbbed outside the library seemed to be losing its memory, day after day, unknowingly, feeling all the wiser the more it forgot.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind

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

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

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

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2013 Reading Challenge
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Diane has completed her goal of reading 52 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
 
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