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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
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This book is practical and inspirational, but it is also quirky at times. I don't know what I think about talking to your possessions. Or about keeping only those things that elicit a "spark of joy." Or about taking everything you possess, one catego ...more
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A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
A Moveable Feast
by Ernest Hemingway
read in February, 2015
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I'm almost embarrassed to admit that this is the first thing I've ever read by Ernest Hemingway and I probably wouldn't have read this if I hadn't first read a novel about his first marriage (The Paris Wife). I'd heard so much about how iconic and am ...more
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The Best American Travel Writing 2004 by Jason Wilson
The Best American Travel Writing 2004
by Jason Wilson (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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An excellent collection of travel-related writing that makes me want to read "The Best American Travel Writing" for every year. My only quibble is that there were too few women represented here. (Only 4 of the 24 essays are by women.) Are women just ...more
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The Best Day the Worst Day by Donald Hall
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I've only read one other book by Donald Hall (Essays After Eighty) and neither book was poetry, which he is best known for. I plan to remedy that in the future, especially after having been introduced to his nonfiction. His writing intrigues me: he i ...more
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Notes from No Man's Land by Eula Biss
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I would say that the central theme that runs through these essays is more about identity than about race, although racism is certainly a big part of most of the essays. The author pulls together a lot of research and events from her own life to illus ...more
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Memory by Philippe Grimbert
Memory
by Philippe Grimbert
read in February, 2015
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This was not the most haunting Holocaust novel that I have read, but knowing that it is at least partly autobiographical lends some poignancy to the narrative. By using his real last name for the narrator and having him become a psychoanalyst like th ...more
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Michel de Montaigne
“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: What! You too?
“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Gary Paulsen
“If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can’t be in books.
The book needs you.”
Gary Paulsen, The Winter Room

Will Schwalbe
“We're all in the end-of-your-life book-club, whether we acknowledge it or not; each book we read may well be the last, each conversation the final one.”
Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

Dave Eggers
“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”
Dave Eggers

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This is a group that is reading some of the classics that maybe we should have read but we got so turned off by "classics" we had to read in high scho ...more
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Feb 2015/ Mar 2015 Group Reads The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith and Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs _ _ _ _ _ “It was a dark and stormy night. Lightnin ...more
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