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Half of a Yellow Sun
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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
" I love listening to David Sedaris read his own work - there is something about his voice that makes everything even funnier. I listened to these as I walked in the park and got several odd looks as I burst out laughing by myself. These essays are... " Read more of this review »
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Sum by David Eagleman
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Sum by David Eagleman
" Book blurb: Sum is a dazzling exploration of funny and unexpected afterlives that have never been considered–each presented as a vignette that offers us a stunning lens through which to see ourselves here and now.

What do you think happens when you... " Read more of this review »
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Elizabeth A is on page 97 of 870 of Outlander: Almost 100 pages in and I am not hooked yet. Will try another 100 and see ....
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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This Must Be the Place by Kate Racculia
This Must Be the Place
by Kate Racculia (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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This did not live up to my post-Bellweather Rhapsody expectations, as it was too short on the quirk and concision that filled that book. I did enjoy the characters for the most part, especially the passionately awkward relationship between 15-year ol...more
"Have you read Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader? I highly recommend it and it's quite short, to boot! "
Jamie and 1 other person liked Elizabeth A's review of The Polysyllabic Spree:
The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
" Book blurb: In his monthly column "Stuff I've Been Reading", Nick Hornby lists the books he's purchased and the books he's read that month - they almost never overlap - and briefly discusses the books he's actually read.

This little collection of e... " Read more of this review »
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Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil by Kristy Kutch
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The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James
The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen
by Syrie James (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind, but this one did not compel me to keep turning pages--I wasn't feeling the present-day narrator (despite the fact that she was a librarian), but maybe I was just jealous of her life? If I'm in the mood...more
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Kim Addonizio
“Love me like a wrong turn on a bad road
late at night.”
Kim Addonizio

Mary Oliver
“Sometimes I dream
that everything in the world is here, in my room,
in a great closet, named and orderly,

and I am here too, in front of it,
hardly able to see for the flash and the brightness—
and sometimes I am that madcap person clapping my hands and singing;
and sometimes I am that quiet person down on my knees.”
Mary Oliver

Barbara Cooney
“I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting. …It does not hurt them to read about good and evil, love and hate, life and death. Nor do I think they should read only about things that they understand. '…a man’s reach should exceed his grasp.' So should a child’s. For myself, I will never talk down to, or draw down to, children.

(from the author's acceptance speech for the Caldecott award)”
Barbara Cooney, Chanticleer and the Fox

Roland Merullo
“I have a tremendous fascination with the United States of America, the grand, swirling variousness of it, the way it siphons off the ambitious, the poor, and the abused from so many other nations, the ability we seem to have to be noble and heroic at the same time as we are being arrogant and stupid.”
Roland Merullo, Breakfast with Buddha: A Novel

Hugh MacLeod
“The old ways are dead. And you need people around you who concur. That means hanging out more with the creative people, the freaks, the real visionaries, than you're already doing. Thinking more about what their needs are, and responding accordingly. Avoid the dullards; avoid the folk who play it safe. They can't help you anymore. Their stability model no longer offers that much stability. They are extinct, they are extinction.”
Hugh MacLeod

9526 The Post Card Exchange — 297 members — last activity 3 hours, 53 min ago
Yay Postcards! We are an International group of people who love reading and mail. Please join our monthly postcard exchange! Newbies Welcome!
4862 Books on the Nightstand — 4110 members — last activity 7 hours, 8 min ago
A group to discuss books and topics mentioned on Books on the Nightstand, a blog and podcast about books and reading.
61411 Eat Your Words Book Club - Boston, Mass. — 5 members — last activity Aug 11, 2014 02:38PM
A handful of folks coming together to discuss the monthly fiction choice over some delicious morsels.
60280 The Readers — 456 members — last activity Aug 19, 2014 12:29AM
The Readers is a podcast by Simon Savidge of Savidge Reads and Thomas Otto of My Porch, they like to talk about books... alot!
17177 Mary Oliver Poetry — 28 members — last activity Oct 11, 2012 03:59PM
For those who know and love the poetry of Provincetown, Massachusetts poet: Mary Oliver.
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September Book Club
September Book Club
Book club meeting, September 28, 2014 05:00PM — 5 people invited
Life Alive, Central Square, Cambridge, MA, US

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