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"From Further Secrets of Adulthood. “I know as much as most people” is something that I remind myself when I’m confounded by an instruction manual, or by an app, or by some procedure I’m supposed to follow. This Secret of Adulthood reminds me that ..." Read more of this blog post »
Rachel wants to read 100 books in the 2015 Reading Challenge
She has read 48 books toward her goal of 100 books.
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Rachel and 1 other person liked Gretchen Rubin's blog post: Farewell for the Holidays!
"Soon I’m off to my beloved hometown of Kansas City, to make gingerbread cookies, do last-minute shopping, drink lots of coffee, and so on. I can’t wait. I’m taking a holiday from the blog…I’ll be back soon. Have a wonderful holiday. "
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Mark Twain
“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
Mark Twain

Mark Twain
“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
Mark Twain

Henry James
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
Henry James

Yann Martel
“To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Jerome K. Jerome
“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
Jerome K. Jerome

21757 The Seasonal Reading Challenge — 4633 members — last activity 28 minutes ago
Do you want to broaden your reading horizons and discover new books, authors and genres? Do you love reading challenges? Do you live for competition? ...more
984 Old Norse Literature — 212 members — last activity Nov 10, 2014 12:34PM
This group is dedicated to all things associated with Old Norse literature, both primary and secondary sources: Family Sagas, Legendary sagas, Riddara ...more
74071 Anglo Saxon Period History and Literature — 68 members — last activity Jun 29, 2015 08:39AM
A group for people interested in the Anglo Saxon period.
19860 Classics and the Western Canon — 2139 members — last activity 3 hours, 11 min ago
This is a group to read and discuss those books generally referred to as “the classics” or “the Western canon.” Books which have shaped Western though ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 51880 members — last activity 11 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
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2013 Reading Challenge
Rachel has completed her goal of reading 50 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
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2011 Reading Challenge
Rachel has completed her goal of reading 150 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
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