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Maureen M Maureen M said: "Austin gave me this for Christmas, along with a graphic novel version of the Hound of the Baskervilles. It's been a treat to reconnect with AC Doyle. The intro informed me of the origins of Sherlock Holmes and how Doyle took some inspiration from Edg...more "


 

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Maureen M rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro
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My attitude toward this book swung between "It is amazing!" To "When will this end ?" Cato is a master of his subject, Lyndon Johnson, and a fine writer. I think he lost a grip on how much detail was needed to prove his research. The exhausting detai...more
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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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I inhaled this lovely tale of a dog's-eye view of his life and the lives of those around him. He applies what he learns on TV and what he observes in his family to construct a view of humanity and his place in it. The vivid descriptions of racing put...more
Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Delta Memories Early Life of a Sharecroppers Son by Joe T. Harper
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Good idea but I wish the story had been better told.
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Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
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As an unapologetic feminist. I found this 21st century take on women in the workforce both an update and a throwback. It's interesting to see how much has changed since I joined the workforce, and how little. While Sandberg describes a charmed life f...more
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Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
Digital Fortress
by Dan Brown (Goodreads Author)
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I don't know much about cryptography but I like codes and I liked this book. It does remind me of The Da Vinci Code & Angels and Demons because the structure is the same. It's a ripping good yarn. And so eerily prescient, having been written more...more
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The Red House by Mark Haddon
The Red House
by Mark Haddon
read in June, 2014
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I loved "The Curious Incident..." so much that I went right to this book after that. It suffers by comparison. Rather than the mesmerizing experience of being inside Christopher Boone's autistic brain for an entire book, this book tells of a one-week...more
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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I read this first in 2006 and just re-read it for book club. None of the charm is lost even though I know how it turns out. Such a touching portrayal of a kid and his parents caught in the trauma of severe autism. So artfully told in words and pictur...more
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Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
Autobiography of a Face
by Lucy Grealy
read in May, 2014
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This memoir of a young woman who lived for years with severe facial disfigurement after cancer surgery puts you inside her pain. You hear the taunts of middle school boys, you feel her exhilaration on Halloween when nobody can see what is left of her...more
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Joseph Heller
“He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Barbara Kingsolver
“Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.”
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Voltaire
“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”
Voltaire

Roald Dahl
“Don't gobblefunk around with words.”
Roald Dahl, The BFG

Ken Kesey
“It isn't by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves.”
Ken Kesey, Kesey's Garage Sale

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