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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
" I like my most tragic memoirs to come with a healthy dose of humor. That's why I love Sedaris. Otherwise these serious memoirs come across as the batt ...more "
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
"I have a grubby Post-it note by the side of my bed on which I've written in pencil: loss is not always death.

I don't remember anymore if these are my words, a line I wrote down from a book, or something that I took home from therapy, but the wisdo..." Read more of this review »
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
by Milan Kundera
recommended for: Lovers of male-perspective philosophy
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The last 20 pages of this book saved it from dropping into 2-star status. Even so, I'm being generous.

This book was written in the 1980s, so plenty has been said about it already and I don't think I can add anything new. The most accurate thing I've
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Lovers of swamp, marsh wildlife, feel good romances, family drama
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I'm trying to think of the best way to classify this book. I guess I could say it had a little of everything - mystery, nature, drama, romance, history. I think it's been so "hot" lately because of those reasons. It was a fast, easy-to-read, hard-to- ...more
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The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
The Last Romantics
by Tara Conklin (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: People who want an easy-to-read female drama
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Okay, I'm going to try to make this brief. Even though I only gave it 2 stars, I can actually see a lot of women (not men!) liking this book. So I better explain myself.

I realized when I'm reviewing I tend to look at the story/theme and then the actu
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Oscar Wilde
“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”
Oscar Wilde

Mary Doria Russell
“I suppose I should warn you, Padre. In the absence of male supervision, my mother has become a revolutionary." ~Renzo Leoni”
Mary Doria Russell, A Thread of Grace

Dashiell Hammett
“And when you're slapped you'll take it and like it." - Detective Sam Spade”
Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon

Mark Twain
“One poor chap, who had no other grandeur to offer, said with tolerably manifest pride in the remembrance: 'Well, Tom Sawyer he licked me once.' But that bid for glory was a failure. Most of the boys could say that, and so that cheapened the distinction too much." ~From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Scene where the neighbor boys were lamenting over Tom's apparent drowning.”
Mark Twain

The Poetry Slam (Poetry)
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I Am From Sunshine (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 27, 2009 04:33PM
Description: This is an "I Am" poem. Great to use with students of all ages! Fun for adults, too!
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