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The End of Poverty
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The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson
"A different take on biography.

This book reads like a thriller/historical conspiracy theory jumping back and forth between various time periods. The plot moves quickly with Patterson's trademark short chapters. While the authors present evidence al..." Read more of this review »
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
"Thank you for your brave honesty, Mr. Takei. I imagine delving into this part of your family history wasn't easy.

At times I felt like I was reading a sci-fi dystopian story until I sadly reminded myself this is indeed a true and dark part of Ameri..." Read more of this review »
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The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko
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What My Mother and I Don't Talk About by Michele Filgate
"I was drawn to this book because I have a difficult relationship with my mother. For the most part I enjoyed the essays, whether the writer had a good relationship or not. I could relate to most of the stories. There were some that were hard to re..." Read more of this review »
The Roads Must Roll by Robert A. Heinlein
"In a recent sci-fi class the professor briefly mentioned this Heinlein story as a "must read" and "best of all time" classic sci-fi short story. So of course I scooted off to find and read - and it was, indeed, in an anthology entitled The Science..." Read more of this review »
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Living Oprah by Robyn Okrant
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Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Voyager (Outlander, #3)
by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author)
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This is the third in the Outlander series and it became a bit repetitive, what with the losing each other/finding each other via unrealistic means, as well as the constant near-death experiences. I think I've had enough of the series.
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They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
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A haunting graphic novel, with evocative illustrations that depict the range of human emotion.

It was horrendous to read the degree to which Japanese Americans were persecuted following Pearl Harbor, despite having committed no crimes. I remember stu
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Castle entertaining From Ranch Hands to Royalty by Meg Anderson, John Lake
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A fascinating glimpse into a time and lifestyle foreign to most of us, this is a compilation of anecdotes and recipes from the caterer for Cherokee Castle (Meg Anderson), when Tweet Kimball was still alive. The recipes are typical of the era (tomato ...more
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Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
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Dorothy Parker
“It turns out that, at social gatherings, as a source of entertainment, conviviality, and good fun, I rank somewhere between a sprig of parsley and a single ice-skate.”
Dorothy Parker

Ray Bradbury
“Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Louise Penny
“I've been treating you with courtesy and respect because that's the way I choose to treat everyone. But never, ever mistake kindness with weakness.”
Louise Penny, Still Life

Ray Bradbury
“A good night sleep, or a ten minute bawl, or a pint of chocolate ice cream, or all three together, is good medicine.”
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

Hugh Laurie
“It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”
Hugh Laurie

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