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Root, Petal, Thorn by Ella Joy Olsen
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Right up front, this gets an extra star for being local and hitting me where I live. A woman lives in a bungalow on Downington Avenue in Salt Lake City and learns about the previous inhabitants of her house after tragedy strikes. It resonates with lo ...more
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America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray
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This historical novel of Thomas Jefferson's daughter is a fascinating sojourn through the first 50 years of the United States. Lafayette, John Adams, Dolley Madison populate this great peek behind the curtain of our founding fathers and the view isn' ...more
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The Flintstones, Vol. 1 by Mark   Russell
The Flintstones, Vol. 1
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Yabba dabba do! This deserves a place next to Animal Farm in satire. Consumerism, war, PTSD, religion, marriage, and racism are all skewered by this deceptively rebooting of The Flintstones. Humor abounds in the background of the panels as the foregr ...more
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James E. Talmage's Jesus the Christ Lecture Series by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel
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This lecture series celebrating the 100th anniversary of Talmage's Jesus the Christ is excellent. Various Mormon scholars tackle chapters of the book and bring added insight and study from the last century.
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Grace Is Not God's Backup Plan by Adam S. Miller
"Christianity 101. This paraphrase of the Romans(New Testament) was so good! A fresh perspective on Grace, modernized without feeling forced. It was especially good when read out loud. Short, but a lot of food for thought!

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
" Nothing I like better than a rant about a book. A couple of points. I admire you keeping on with that long a book. I would have given up long before t ...more "
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
"Meh. I will now write a soap-boxy rant review about this book; that I imagine almost no one will read, but it will at least make myself feel better.

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“Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.”
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“Opportunity is often missed because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
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“The Walk to School on the Day after Labor Day"
I was sad that summer was over.
But I was happy that it was over for my enemies, too.”
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Thomas A. Edison
“We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work”
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