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But a chair, sunlight, flowers: these are not to be dismissed. I am alive, I live, I breathe, I put my hand out, unfolded, into the sunlight.

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A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans
"I just finished re-reading this book, and this part nearly took my breath away. At the end of the book, Rachel listed several resolutions, things she wanted to do as she went forward after this project. This was number 7:

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Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scotto Moore
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I don't know how to describe Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You without spoiling it . . . let's see, it's sci-fi/horror. This band comes out of nowhere and releases songs that seems to be hypnotic, and the narrator of the story (a music blogger) beco ...more
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Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Justina Chen
Lovely, Dark, and Deep
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Picked up Lovely, Dark, and Deep on a whim because I loved the name—and then the opening pages featured Firefly references?! I didn't stand a chance.

So this is basically a YA coming-of-age novel with a few twists that I didn't expect, since I didn't
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The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara
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Does this count as RPF? Great premise, but in practice much less swashbuckling than you'd expect from a book about a bunch of pirates. I did like the way the ending called back to the beginning, and I didn't mind the tangled-up timelines, but the ove ...more
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
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She's not like other girls! Good thing, since that means both the guys complicit in her kidnapping can approve of her, whew.
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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
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A short novel told in verse, focusing on gun violence/cycle of violence. I like the way Reynolds put everything together, lots of story in relatively few words, and—as spare as it is—a real sense of loss is strong from the beginning to the end. Plus: ...more
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Witchmark by C.L. Polk
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I don't know why I liked Witchmark as much as I did—it's full of stuff I usually don't go for, like bicycling as the main mode of transportation and steampunk-sounding things. Plus Polk tosses the reader into an alternate universe without including a ...more
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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
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I don't remember why I picked up The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, but I'm glad I did, because it was such a cute, fun read. Historical fic, road trip through Europe, three teens and all their feelings. Very adorable and witty, with a main ch ...more
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Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw
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Didn't click with this one, although I still love the concept. Greta Helsing is a doctor for the paranormal in modern-day London, and there's so much potential there. I think the main issue I ran into was that the characters felt like quick sketches, ...more
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Insatiable by Meg Cabot
Insatiable (Insatiable, #1)
by Meg Cabot (Goodreads Author)
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I enjoy ridiculous vampire fiction, but Insatiable is the kind of ridiculous that verges on cringe, not the fun type. Things that were supposed to be funny weren't, things that were supposed to be homages felt like rip-offs, etc.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Lev Grossman
“Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else.”
Lev Grossman, The Magicians

Suzanne Collins
“Entrails. No hissing. This is the closest we will ever come to love.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Sarah   Williams
“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”
Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse

Muriel Rukeyser
“When I am dead, even then,
I will still love you, I will wait in these poems,
When I am dead, even then
I am still listening to you.”
Muriel Rukeyser

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