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Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
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I can’t figure out why I finished this book. It was actually depressing, and feels like such a waste of time now. I’d heard that Anne Tyler is a beautiful writer, and the book has a great opening line, “Once upon a time there was a woman who discover ...more
The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn
" Brian wrote: "Oh and making minimum wage his whole life is weaseling out..OK! What would his life have been like had he paid the money? Not to mention ...more "
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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
" Loved the premise. Liked the 1st 1/3 of the book. The rest ..,. meh. So disappointing. "
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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
" I so agree. I cannot figure out why so many people like this book (well the second half at least). I didn't know when I read it that it was a YA book, ...more "
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Decision Points by George W. Bush
Decision Points
by George W. Bush (Goodreads Author)
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Admission: I lean middle left politically, did not vote for GW Bush, and did not like him during his presidency. After reading this book I found I liked the man (although not all of his decisions) and respected him more (although not all of his decis ...more
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Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas
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I really, really liked this book. It is beautifully written. I listened to it as an audiobook from the library but I'm going to get a copy of the book so I can reread it. It one of those comfortable books about women's friendships. It quietly teaches ...more
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Shoveling Smoke by Austin Davis
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I loved it! Shoveling Smoke is about Clay Parker, a burned out Houston lawyer who moves to a small town/small general practice firm in east Texas run by one of his idols. I laughed so hard during this book! Colorful characters, good character develop ...more
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Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts
Whiskey Beach
by Nora Roberts (Goodreads Author)
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I've read all of the author's books written as J.D. Robb but only a few as Nora Roberts - this might be the second, or maybe third. I like the J.D. Robb books a whole lot better but this was an enjoyable light summer read (well, listen, as I did it a ...more
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The House on Olive Street by Robyn Carr
The House on Olive Street
by Robyn Carr (Goodreads Author)
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Five writers from very different backgrounds and of different ages have bonded and created a writers circle. Four of them intend to surprise the fifth, Gabby, on her birthday, but unfortunately find her dead. Of natural causes; it's not a mystery. Th ...more
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Bernard M. Baruch
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
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Fred Rogers
“Love and trust, in the space between what’s said and what’s heard in our life, can make all the difference in the world. ”
Fred Rogers

Roger W. Babson
“It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.”
Roger W. Babson

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Alfred Adler
“It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.”
Alfred Adler

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