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The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Husband's Secret
by Liane Moriarty (Goodreads Author)
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Read this in two big gulps, on school nights. Moriarty knows how to make delicious cookies from a limited pantry. Character quirks and plot devices felt very familiar, observations of suburban motherhood as well. But the second chapter alone, in whic ...more
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The Twenty-Seventh City by Jonathan Franzen
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It started off so interestingly, with the types of character portraits I like from his later books, plus clever housing market observations, and then got very cold and intellectual and nobody behaved in a remotely realistic way anymore. I read Nina M ...more
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The Deep Blue Good-By by John D. MacDonald
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The writing shows great humor and style ("He was in a gigantic circular bed, with a pink canopy over it. In all the luxuriant femininity of that big bedroom, George looked shrunken and misplaced, like a dead worm in a birthday cake"113). The rhythms ...more
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Make Me by Lee Child
Make Me (Jack Reacher, #20)
by Lee Child (Goodreads Author)
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The plotting of the cross-country clue-hunt is up to the standards of the better books in the series.
But what turns out to have really been happening in Widow's Rest is so shocking and horrible that it felt like a punishment to the reader. Is Lee Ch
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Personal by Lee Child
Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)
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Forgettable. How many muscleman giants are there in the world?
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A Wanted Man by Lee Child
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The last few books had been building to this one, and it was a bit of an anticlimactic runaround. The ultimate baddies were silly in their motivations. It didn't make much financial sense to me.
The kid storyline seemed deeply threatening to the whol
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Jane Austen
“Cold-hearted Elinor! Oh! Worse than cold-hearted! Ashamed of being otherwise.--Marianne Dashwood”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Neal Stephenson
“Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.”
Neal Stephenson

Barbara Kingsolver
“I attempted briefly to consecrate myself in the public library, believing every crack in my soul could be chinked with a book.”
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Michael Ende
“...it's like this. Sometimes, when you've a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you'll never get it swept. And then you start to hurry. You work faster and faster and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you're out of breath and have to stop--and still the street stretches away in front of you. That's not the way to do it.

You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else.

That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that's how it ought to be.

And all at once, before you know it, you find you've swept the whole street clean, bit by bit. what's more, you aren't out of breath. That's important, too...”
Michael Ende, Momo
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