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Do Your Om Thing by Rebecca Pacheco
"My oh my was this a wonderful book! I first noticed this book at my friend's house and thought "that is an interesting title" (and also the fact that I share the same name as the author's). This book discusses the background of yoga philosophy (fr..." Read more of this review »
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The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1)
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I often use the idea of stories that “grab” me, often elaborating on that by then saying they “don’t let go”. Sometimes, though, I should be talking about whether or not I was able to grab onto a story. Sometimes, as with The Star-Touched Queen, stor ...more
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City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault
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Magical cities are one of my favourite tropes in fantasy novels. I think I could read nothing but magical city fiction for a while and take a long time to feel sated or bored; there is so much room for variation. Camorr from The Lies of Locke Lamora ...more
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Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
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Supernormal Step, Vol. 3 by Michael Lee Lunsford
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The Vaccine Race by Meredith Wadman
" Cecily wrote: "I'm surprised there is only brief mention of MMR, Wakefield, and autism."

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A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara  Barnard
A Quiet Kind of Thunder
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Books should help us be our best selves, and I think A Quiet Kind of Thunder hits that mark with room to spare.

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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

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“Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward towards the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan

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“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”
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