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Crafting the Resistance by Heather Marano
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This needs to be renamed "Knitting, Machine-Sewing and Occasionally Hand-Felting the Resistance". "Crafting" is so much wider than that. I don't know how to knit or create felt and I don't have a sewing machine, so the book was useless to me.
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Adani and the War Over Coal by Quentin Beresford
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Amazing, like The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd. In-depth and well-written look at corruption and undue influence in the Australian political system, and the ability of environmental groups to successfullly fight against it.
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The Lying Room by Nicci French
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It would have been a comedy of errors if it hadn't been about a murder. I found it quite entertaining.
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Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
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In contrast to most reviewers, I didn't love it... A more apt title would be "Everyone Here is Miserable".

The book was supposed to be about both sisters, but it was actually only about Lucia and her mental illness. Hearing about Miranda's life (e.g.
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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
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Nightflyers and Other Stories by George R.R. Martin
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The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
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I liked Perveen - she has a good heart, and she believes in herself even when everyone else in 1920s India believes that a woman can't/shouldn't be a lawyer. The setting was interesting too.

The mystery felt a bit "Nancy Drew", especially when Pervee
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An Edited Life by Anna Newton
An Edited Life
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Useful tips if you're new to the genre.

Why do all these types of books always assume the reader is a woman? I mean, I am, but the constant assumption is annoying.
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We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix
We Sold Our Souls
by Grady Hendrix (Goodreads Author)
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Wow. What a book!

Kris is an excellent protagonist. She's strong and real. Thank you for accurately representing women, including the sexist s--- that happens to us.

Like Horrorstör, the book starts off normal and descends into madness, horror and gore
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Bryan Caplan
“It is irrational to be politically well-informed because the low returns from data simply do not justify their cost in time and other resources.”
Bryan Caplan, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

“It really matters when the work we are doing doesn't.”
Scott Mautz, Make It Matter: How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning

Rebecca Solnit
“A lot of people respond to almost any achievement, positive development, or outright victory with "yes but". Naysaying becomes a habit.”
Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark

H.G. Wells
“He walked with just such a limp as I have seen in footsore tramps.”
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

“The Australian is forcefully loquacious, until the moment of expressing any emotion. He is aggressively committed to equality and equal-opportunity for all men, except for black Australians. He has high assurance in anything he does combined with a gnawing lack of confidence in anything he thinks.”
Robin Boyd, The Australian Ugliness

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