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Warcross by Marie Lu
" Justine wrote: "So, did it have a cliffhanger ending? Because Lu is terrible for those."
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My major complaint about Warcross is that it was just over too soon. I guess that’s what happens, however, when you read a book in one day because you can’t put it down. Marie Lu’s story of a teenage hacker-turned-bounty-hunter at the end of her rope ...more
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
" I had literally negative doubts that you would enjoy the hell out of this book. You owe me doubts. That’s how this works, right? (I don’t know how any ...more "
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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
"Where do I begin?

I saw the movie last winter and absolutely loved it (cried my eyes out, obv), and so now I read it for my reading bingo square: a book from Buzzfeed’s 18 Best Nonfiction Books of 2016.

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Yes, hello, hi, someone asked nicely on Twitter and got an eARC of City of Betrayal and that someone was me, but then I went and didn’t read it until near the publication date anyway because … busy … and not wanting to sit on my review, but also want ...more
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Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City is one of those books I wish didn’t exist but am so grateful it does. Over the past few years, I’ve seen my city come up in the national media from time to time—and often relate ...more
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John Irving
“Here in St. Cloud’s,” Dr. Larch wrote, “ I have been given the choice of playing God or leaving practically everything up to chance. It is my experience that practically everything is left up to chance much of the time; men who believe in good and evil, and who believe that good should win, should watch for those moments when it is possible to play God – we should seize those moments. There won’t be may”
John Irving, The Cider House Rules

Douglas Coupland
“A few years ago it dawned on me that everybody past a certain age ... pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives. They don't want to be who they are any more. They want out. This list includes Thurston Howell the Third, Ann-Margret, the cat members of Rent, Václav Havel, space shuttle astronauts and Snuffleupagus. It's universal.”
Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief

Bill Bryson
“In France, a chemist named Pilatre de Rozier tested the flammability of hydrogen by gulping a mouthful and blowing across an open flame, proving at a stroke that hydrogen is indeed explosively combustible and that eyebrows are not necessarily a permanent feature of one's face.”
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

Charles Dickens
“You are fettered," said Scrooge, trembling. "Tell me why?"
"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Carol Shields
“This is why I read novels: so I can escape my own unrelenting monologue.”
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