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Diane rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde
The Abortionist's Daughter
by Elisabeth Hyde (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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At Day's Close by A. Roger Ekirch
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Free-Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy
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The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1)
by Philippa Gregory (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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Diane rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Bookends by Jane Green
Bookends
by Jane Green (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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Just okay. I liked Jemima J, Mr. Maybe was terrible, and this book was just meh. Don't know if I'll be picking up any more Jane Green books.
Diane rated a book 1 of 5 stars
Mr. Maybe by Jane Green
Mr. Maybe
by Jane Green (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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So formulaic. Girl thinks she just wants a rich man to take care of her but *gasp* she falls in love with that boho type! Will she keep pursuing that rich guy dream, or 'settle' for the man she truly loves? Blah, blah, blah.
Diane rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Innocent by Harlan Coben
The Innocent
by Harlan Coben
read in April, 2015
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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.
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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

Salman Rushdie
“...that witchcraft requires no potions, familiar spirits, or magic wands. Language upon a silver tongue affords enchantment enough.”
Salman Rushdie, The Enchantress Of Florence

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

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

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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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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