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Birthdays are of no importance to a rational being. It’s a day like any other on which one has to do one’s work."

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This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
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The Imperfect Environmentalist by Sara Gilbert
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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
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I've decided to do The Modern Mrs. Darcy 2020 Reading Challenge, and the first category is "a book published the decade you were born." My initial research revealed that Justine, which I've had on my shelf for a couple of years, would fit the bill. ...more
The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker
"Wow, I hated this book.

Which is not to say it's a bad book. It's well-written in terms of grammar, sentence structure, and the interweaving of anecdotal experience (Becker's own, and others') and advice. It's well-edited and nicely structured. Th..." Read more of this review »
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Justine by Lawrence Durrell
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Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman
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Find Your Artistic Voice by Lisa Congdon
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The Stars in Our Pockets by Howard Axelrod
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Eric Klinenberg
“For most of us, Facebook friends and Instagram followers are supplements to -- not surrogates for -- our social lives. As meaningful as the friendships we establish online can be, most of us are unsatisfied with virtual ties that never develop into face-to-face relationships. Building real connections requires a shared physical environment -- a social infrastructure.”
Eric Klinenberg, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Nina George
“Death doesn't matter
It makes no difference to life.
We will always remain what we were to each other.”
Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop

Caitlin Moran
“I would love someone to empirically tell me what I should do. Having to guess - improvise - all the time is so wearying.”
Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl

Caitlin Moran
“I’m very into the idea of sorting things out through superior paperwork. This is my favorite transformatory power.”
Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman

Pascal Mercier
“So, the fear of death might be described as the fear of not being able to become whom one had planned to be.”
Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

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