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The Blind Assassin
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by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
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"I've almost given up. Beautifully written but depressing and preachy." May 17, 2014 06:57AM

 

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Christine M and 5 other people liked Anna Matsuyama's review of The Snow Queen:
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
" The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen is *again* somehow edited version just like The Snow Queen. Hans Christian Andersen by Naomi Lewis. :(
The illustrations are very beautiful and colourful. However I would recommend The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen as it's, as far I can tell, more faithful to the original tale.

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Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
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“But you’re— you’re—”

“A virgin?” There was a note of amusement in his voice. “True. But just because I don’t believe in poaching out of season doesn’t mean I can’t hunt.”


As I’m sitting here trying to write this review, I can’t begin to tell you h..." Read more of this review »
Christine M added a status update: Been averaging two books a week, but nothing worth reporting on. The latest is a Courtney Milan - Unclaimed, which was self-published and oddly a lot better than 50% of the professionally published novels I've read. I'm becoming more and more convinced that self-publishing is the way to go. My respect for professional publishing is rapidly sinking into the toilet.
Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
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To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt
To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #2)
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A Lady's Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran
A Lady's Lesson in Scandal
by Meredith Duran (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I enjoyed this one. A wee bit melodramatic and flowery in places, and repetitive in others. But I thought it did a good job of depicting the differences in class, as well as the battle between mind and heart.

The heroine's struggle is learning to trus
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Langston Hughes
“LIBERTY!
FREEDOM!
DEMOCRACY!
True anyhow no matter how many
Liars use those words.”
Langston Hughes

Lena Dunham
“Let's be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.”
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Margaret Atwood
“Why is it we want so badly to memorialize ourselves? Even while we're still alive. We wish to assert our existence, like dogs peeing on fire hydrants. We put on display our framed photographs, our parchment diplomas, our silver-plated cups; we monogram our linen, we carve our names on trees, we scrawl them on washroom walls. It's all the same impulse. What do we hope from it? Applause, envy, respect? Or simply attention, of any kind we can get?
At the very least we want a witness. We can't stand the idea of our own voices falling silent finally, like a radio running down.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Toni Morrison
“Anger ... it's a paralyzing emotion ... you can't get anything done. People sort of think it's an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling — I don't think it's any of that — it's helpless ... it's absence of control — and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers ... and anger doesn't provide any of that — I have no use for it whatsoever."

[Interview with CBS radio host Don Swaim, September 15, 1987.]”
Toni Morrison

Ilona Andrews
“Humans tend to segregate the world: enemies on one side, friends on the other. Friends are people we know. Enemies are the Other. You can do just about anything to the Other. It doesn't matter if this Other is actually guilty of any crimes, because it's a matter of emotion, not logic. You see, angry people aren't interested in justice. they just want an excuse to vent their rage. And once you become their Other, you're no longer a person. You're just an idea, an abstraction of everything that's wrong with their world. Give them the slightest excuse, and they will tear you down. And the easiest way for them to target you as this Other is to find something that's different about you.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Slays

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