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The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
The Lover's Dictionary
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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
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It only took 5 months to get to my turn on the waitlist at the library, and that's with something like 14 copies. So, clearly, I'm late to the party here. By now, I think most have already read it, so mostly I'll just note what stood out to me.

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Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
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I get the feeling that there are layers and layers of meaning to this tale...which are going straight over my head, reading in snatches of time with two infants. On a purely surface level, it was a good tale. Told in Valente's characteristic style, f ...more
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Privilege, Power, and Difference by Allan G. Johnson
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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
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Paper Towns by John Green
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This is a classic John Green novel. If you like his other books, you will enjoy this. There is a rather heavy-handed message--you can never really know other people, we all play roles, we project what we wish/expect others to be onto them--and the bo ...more
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
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A quick, straightforward read Kondo was affirming things I have been moving towards for years. Probably the biggest take away for me was the idea of only keeping things which "spark joy". This move the burden of proof from why get rid of it to why ke ...more
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On Becoming Babywise by Gary Ezzo
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I read this looking for an idea of what was "normal", where typical milestones are and how/when to wean our twins back from their middle of the night feeds.

What I learned was useful. Given enough time, we would have figured out a lot of the concepts
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First & Then by Emma   Mills
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Deborah Meyler
“I keep trying, and manage some workmanlike stuff that doesn't require inspiration, and then I check my phone, check my email, go on Facebook. I read other people's posts, make jaunty comments, flitter away the time, profane the time.”
Deborah Meyler, The Bookstore

Catherynne M. Valente
“A labyrinth, when it is big enough, is just the world.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

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“Marriage is a wrestling match where you hold on tight while your mate changes into a hundred different things. The trick is that you're changing into a hundred other things, but you can't let go. You can only try to match up and never turn into a wolf while he's a rabbit, or a mouse while he's still busy being an owl, a brawny black bull while he's a little blue crab scuttling for shelter. It's harder than it sounds.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

Catherynne M. Valente
“That's just the first part. What others call you, you become. It's a terrible magic that everyone can do — so do it. Call yourself what you wish to become.
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

“But some stories sprout bright vines that tendril off beyond our sight, carrying the folk we love best with them, and if I knew how to accept that with graces, I would share the secret.”
Catherynee M. Valente

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