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Sue is on page 237 of 1085 of Against the Day
This person greeted the Cohen by raising his left hand, then spreading the fingers two and two away from the thumb so as to form the Hebrew letter "shin", signifying the initial letter of one of the pre-Mosaic (that is, plural) names of God, which may never be spoken. "Basically wishing long life and prosperity," explained the Cohen, answering with the same gesture. [who knew Spock was there!]
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Against the Day

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Sue is 54% done with Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic
from The Hands of Mr Ottermole: He wasn't, this man, a bad man. Indeed, he had many of the social and amiable qualities, and passed as a respectable man, as most successful criminals do. But the thought had come into his moldering brain that he would like to murder somebody, and as he held no fear of God or man, he was going to do it, and would then go home to his tea.
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Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic

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Sue is 17% done with Gone to Soldiers
Washington was not a vast cosmopolitan hive like New York and Shanghai, not a center of intellectual life like Boston. It was an overgrown southern city that moved at half the pace of New York... Jew-baiting and anti-Semitism were rampant... Daniel sometimes wondered whether only the small number of Jews kept the city from establishing a third category of lavatories and schools.
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Gone to Soldiers

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Sue is 16% done with Gone to Soldiers
Louise sighed, wondering if she should have taken up writing steamy novels instead of slick fiction, because in none of her stories could her heroines experience the furnace of sexual desire that roared there at the center, fueling her life with its energy.
Apr 28, 2016 10:25PM Add a comment
Gone to Soldiers

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Sue is on page 98 of 992 of Don Quixote
Heaven made me, as all of you say, so beautiful that you cannot resist my beauty and are compelled to love me, and...you claim that I am obliged to love you in return. I know, with the natural understanding that God has given me, that everything beautiful is lovable, but I cannot grasp why...the thing loved for its beauty is obliged to love the one who loves it.
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Don Quixote

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Sue is 41% done with Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic
I suddenly conceived the idea that I was being watched. That feeling of being alone, in a strange place, and of being silently looked at, inspected, taken stock of, from some coign of vantage of which one knows nothing, is one of the most trying experiences, one of the most severe nerve-tests, which a human being can go through.
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Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic

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Sue is 27% done with Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic
I do enjoy these collections. This particular one centers on stories taking place within the London city limits. The streets and place names figure prominently. Edwards is a wise selector!
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Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic

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Sue is on page 55 of 992 of Don Quixote
Don Quixote approached a farmer who was a neighbor of his, a good man--if that title can be given to someone who is poor--but without much in the way of brains. In short, he told him so much, and persuaded and promised him so much, that the poor peasant resolved to go off with him and serve as his squire... With these promises... Sancho Panda...left his wife and children...
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Don Quixote

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Sue is 13% done with Gone to Soldiers
Bernice: Her life had a purpose... Above all she had three days of doing what she was born to do, three days when she put on the little plane like a flimsy extended body, insectlike around her, beautiful as a dragonfly although jeweled only to her, and burst into flight.
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Gone to Soldiers

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Sue is on page 39 of 992 of Don Quixote
Very New Testament: "Senor Knight, we do not know this good lady...; show her to us, for if she is as beautiful as you say, we will gladly and freely confess the truth you ask of us." "If I were to show her to you," replied Don Quixote, "where would the virtue be in your confessing so obvious a truth? The significance lies in not seeing her and believing, confessing, affirming, swearing, and defending that truth..."
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Don Quixote

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Sue is on page 207 of 1085 of Against the Day
Apr 25, 2016 12:15AM 4 comments
Against the Day

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Sue is 19% done with Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic
The Finchley Puzzle, Richard Marsh: The entire episode was still another illustration of the power which conscience has. If, on the Ryde boat, a suddenly startled conscience had not caused him to behave in a fashion which caught my attention, if the same pricking conscience had not prompted him to send me that message of death, I should not have been aware even of his existence.
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Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic

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Sue is on page 21 of 992 of Don Quixote
The truth is that when his mind was completely gone, he had the strangest thought any lunatic in the world ever had, which was that it seemed reasonable and necessary to him, both for the sake of his honor and as a service to the nation, to become a knight errant and travel the world with his armor and his horse to seek adventures... righting all manner of wrongs and...winning eternal renown...
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Don Quixote

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Sue is finished with Brush Back (V.I. Warshawski, #17)
Another compelling read from Sara Paretsky.
Apr 23, 2016 04:28PM Add a comment
Brush Back (V.I. Warshawski, #17)

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Sue is 6% done with Gone to Soldiers
re Bernice: ...what had she, husbandless, childless, professionless, to carry besides her wallet, change purse and keys, with a small sensible comb to administer first aid after the wind to her short sensible hair?
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Gone to Soldiers

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Sue is 4% done with Gone to Soldiers
Abra regarded him, deciding exactly how rude she was going to permit herself to be........ " I have no particular interest in marrying anybody. But you're the last possibility I would entertain."... She had a flash of anger with herself, for getting into this debacle. She must give up playing tennis. She met the wrong sort of men on the courts. The men she picked up at rallies were more her sort.
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Gone to Soldiers

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Sue is finished with The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong
So much to consider here...And I am anticipating further reading of Robert Frost.
Apr 19, 2016 08:45PM Add a comment
The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

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Sue is on page 202 of 722 of A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #4-6)
I passed through empty streets, thinking that I, too, should be married soon, a change that presented itself in terms of action rather than reflection, the mood in which even the most prudent often marry: a crisis of delight and anxiety, excitement and oppression.
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A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #4-6)

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Sue is on page 167 of 722 of A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #4-6)
'What do you make of Maisky?' asked Jeavons... 'I don't care for monkeys,' said Miss Wesson. 'Oh, don't you?' said Jeavons. He stood pondering this flat, forthright declaration of anti-simianism on Miss Weedon's part.
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A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #4-6)

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Sue is on page 164 of 722 of A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #4-6)
...at that moment we were confronted by the monkey--named by his owners "Maisky', after the then Soviet Ambassador--and were introduced by Molly to shake hands with him. He was sitting thoughtfully among the cushions of a spacious basket, from time to time extending a small, dry paw in greeting to Molly's guests... There was something of Quiggins in his seriousness and self-absorption...
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A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #4-6)

Sue
Sue is 56% done with The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong
This is really so interesting. I will look at this poem, indeed at Frost, differently in the future, probably as I always should have, through more mature, less simplistic eyes. I have the collected works and should add it to my plans for this year.
Apr 18, 2016 10:09AM 4 comments
The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

Sue
Sue is on page 150 of 722 of A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #4-6)
Not for the first time that evening one was conscious of the bones of an old world pomposity displayed beneath the skin of advanced political thought.
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A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #4-6)

Sue
Sue is on page 129 of 722 of A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #4-6)
It was clear that Erridge lived and moved and had his being in this room. I wondered whether he also spent his nights there on the sofa. Such rough and ready accommodation might easily be in keeping with his tenets: except that the sofa looked rather too comfortable to assuage at night-time his guilt for being rich.
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A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #4-6)

Sue
Sue is 2% done with Gone to Soldiers
Up until then, he had been an awkward child. Any ball thrown near him would hit him in the face, as if maliciously or as if compelled by some loadstone in his skull that called to it, so that by age fourteen, he had been wounded by baseballs,.. footballs, soccer balls, beach balls, tennis balls, Ping-Pong balls, basketballs; they had all in their turn attacked him and caused the anger and mockery of his fellows.
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Gone to Soldiers

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