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Educated by Tara Westover
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Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller
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I read the beginning. I read the end. I just couldn’t take all the crap in the middle. It was earnest and loving but just didn’t convince me. I guess I have just read too many books recently about anxiety-ridden daughters trying to escape the
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Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz
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This is the first book I have read in a long time that was sexy, smart, and just plain fun. The story reaching back 22 years to a tragic fire set by a cult leader leads to mystery, murder and mayhem in the present with two very attractive survivors o ...more
An Odyssey by Daniel Mendelsohn
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I was tentatively planning to be a Classics major in college, with an emphasis on Latin, and had just completed a year of Greek when I decided my interest lay in studying modern man instead of ancient cultures and switched to Cultural Anthropology. T ...more
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I was tentatively planning to be a Classics major in college, with an emphasis on Latin, and had just completed a year of Greek when I decided my interest lay in studying modern man instead of ancient cultures and switched to Cultural Anthropology. T ...more
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It is inevitable that a reader/reviewer will be attracted to books of similar subjects, and nowhere was it more evident than two books I read recently -- Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone and this debut work by Tara Westover, Educated. Both present an ...more
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It is inevitable that a reader/reviewer will be attracted to books of similar subjects, and nowhere was it more evident than two books I read recently -- Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone and this debut work by Tara Westover, Educated. Both present an ...more
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick
" Awesome review. Adding this to the next order for my JK-4 library. "
Allison and 14 other people liked Betsy's review of Baby Monkey, Private Eye:
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick
"Brian Selznick. Honey. We’ve got to talk.

Now look, it was all well and good when you started getting a little crazy and shaking up notions of what an “illustrated book” actually means. Winning the Caldecott for a novel? Never been done before. And..." Read more of this review »
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“I’m not much of a reader, but I feel like I’ve absorbed a lot of the stuff that comes through here. You know, you sit on the book for a while, you’re going to soak up what’s inside. It’s just science.”
Jim Tews, Felines of New York: A Glimpse Into the Lives of New York's Feline Inhabitants

Kazuo Ishiguro
“The giant, once well buried, now stirs. When soon he rises,”
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant

Gabriel Zaid
“The truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books without losing their composure or their desire for more.”
Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance

Books. Cats. Life is Good.
“Books. Cats. Life is Good.”
Edward Gorey

Daniel Patrick Moynihan
“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”
Daniel Patrick Moynihan

74232 Creating Innovators — 4 members — last activity Jul 30, 2012 02:54PM
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