Dana Swier Huff

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I share my home with my husband Steve and children, Maggie, and Dylan. I am a high school English teacher. I disagree a bit with the labels for Goodreads reviews. Here is my system:

5 stars = I loved it
4 stars = I liked it
3 stars = It was OK
2 stars = I didn't like it
1 star = I hated it

I give a lot of four and five-star reviews because if I see a book is coasting on a 1, 2, or sometimes even a 3 in time to stop reading it, I do. Life's too short not to read spectacular books.
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Review: The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel, narrated by Ben Miles

Review: The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel, narrated by Ben MilesThe Mirror & the Light (Thomas Cromwell, #3) by Hilary Mantel
Narrator: Ben Miles
Series: Thomas Cromwell #3
Published by Macmillan Audio on March 10, 2020
Genres: Historical Fiction
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“If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?”


England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the

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A Question of Honor

3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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This is probably the best memoir I've read. So many parts would be great mentor texts for students of writing, particularly memoir and narrative writing. Review to come soon on my blog. ...more
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“His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed like a flower and the incarnation was complete.”
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Mark Twain
“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
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Jennifer Thanks for adding me as a friend! :-)


Michael Moore I read Ross' the rest is Noise and liked it. I started buying the recommended music and the performances he recommends in the back. I learned a lot I didn't know. I also read his NYer columns. See you at GCTE.


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