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We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
This book is a masterpiece. It is short and spare and written in crystal clear prose, yet so evocative that it is richer in nuance than most good novels twice its size. It is so good I could kick myself for not reading it years ago, yet so mythic..." Read more of this review »
Here We Go Again by Betty White
"I knew Betty White went back a few years, that she was part of the Mary Tyler Moore set, but I didn't realize she went all the way back to the very dawn of television! Radio, even!

Here We Go Again (probably a reference to this being her second or..." Read more of this review »
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P. Kirby is on page 354 of 643 of The Queen of the Tearling: Emma Watson said, of this book, that she "couldn't put the bloody thing down." Uh, was there Superglue involved? Because this book sucks.
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Maria Stuart by Friedrich Schiller
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Ein paar künstlerische Freiheiten hat sich Schiller bei der Darstellung der historischen Charaktere erlaubt, aber das ändert nichts an der ergreifenden Wortgewalt und den hohen, dramatischen Gefühlen die das Stück hinterlässt.
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Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Ev... by David Bellos
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An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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“But stories are like people, Atticus. Loving them doesn't make them perfect. You try to cherish their virtues and overlook their flaws. The flaws are still there, though. But you don't get mad.”
Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country

Lemony Snicket
“I never want to be away from you again, except at work, in the restroom or when one of us is at a movie the other does not want to see.”
Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters
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Susanna Clarke
“A lovely young Italian girl passed by. Byron tilted his head to a very odd angle, half-closed his eyes and composed his features to suggest that he was about to expire from chronic indigestion. Dr Greysteel could only suppose that he was treating the young woman to the Byronic profile and the Byronic expression.”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Italo Calvino
“Sections in the bookstore

- Books You Haven't Read
- Books You Needn't Read
- Books Made for Purposes Other Than Reading
- Books Read Even Before You Open Them Since They Belong to the Category of Books Read Before Being Written
- Books That If You Had More Than One Life You Would Certainly Also Read But Unfortunately Your Days Are Numbered
- Books You Mean to Read But There Are Others You Must Read First
- Books Too Expensive Now and You'll Wait 'Til They're Remaindered
- Books ditto When They Come Out in Paperback
- Books You Can Borrow from Somebody
- Books That Everybody's Read So It's As If You Had Read Them, Too
- Books You've Been Planning to Read for Ages
- Books You've Been Hunting for Years Without Success
- Books Dealing with Something You're Working on at the Moment
- Books You Want to Own So They'll Be Handy Just in Case
- Books You Could Put Aside Maybe to Read This Summer
- Books You Need to Go with Other Books on Your Shelves
- Books That Fill You with Sudden, Inexplicable Curiosity, Not Easily Justified
- Books Read Long Ago Which It's Now Time to Re-read
- Books You've Always Pretended to Have Read and Now It's Time to Sit Down and Really Read Them”
Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

Susanna Clarke
“When he awoke it was dawn. Or something like dawn. The light was watery, dim and incomparably sad. Vast, grey, gloomy hills rose up all around them and in between the hills there was a wide expanse of black bog.
Stephen had never seen a landscape so calculated to reduce the onlooker to utter despair in an instant. "This is one of your kingdoms, I suppose, sir?" he said. "My kingdoms?" exclaimed the gentleman in surprize. "Oh, no! This is Scotland!”
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A book group for all users of the SIM-game, Flight Rising. Discussion, recommendations and reviews of all sorts of literature from manga to non-fictio ...more
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