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Running with the Mind of Meditation by Sakyong Mipham
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I liked but didn't love this. Good insights, but it was a little too abstract for me, so I learned less than I'd hoped. Perhaps I'm too much of a beginner--as a runner and a meditator--to really get the subtlety. Sakyong Miphan, though, certainly kno ...more
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The Soil Will Save Us by Kristin Ohlson
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10% Happier by Dan   Harris
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Janet Gardner is reading Perfect: Listening to the audiobook on the treadmill. So far, it's good enough to make me want to keep running longer. :-)
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Parts of this book made me uncomfortable, but overall I very much enjoyed listening to the audiobook, mostly on the treadmill.
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This novel was so different from nearly everything else I've read that it's hard to know how to rate or review it. The rating, then, is based on the fact that I found it so deeply compelling, even while I couldn't quite lose myself in it. The narrati ...more
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“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.”
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Muriel Barbery
“I thought: pity the poor in spirit who know neither the enchantment nor the beauty of language.”
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“When did "sentimental" become a pejorative barb? I do not at all share the notion that a piece of music, or a poem, or a film that bypasses the brain and aims straight for the heart . . . should automatically be heaped with scorn. I think it is symptomatic of a sad and dangerous impoverishment of spirit.”
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“It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly. ”
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“Reader's Bill of Rights

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2. The right to skip pages

3. The right to not finish

4. The right to reread

5. The right to read anything

6. The right to escapism

7. The right to read anywhere

8. The right to browse

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to not defend your tastes”
Daniel Pennac

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