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Daniel Deronda
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SPQR by Mary Beard
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Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil
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A tour through the algorithms that change our lives

The book takes a look at the rise of computer-generated approaches to the flood of personal data being gathered on us daily and takes a hard look at the unintended consequences of relying on them unc
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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The Sign of the Beast by Joyce Carol Oates
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This first person tale of humiliation ending in violence had some intriguing elements, but not enough to keep my attention.
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Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
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The Sign of the Beast by Joyce Carol Oates
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Bloodchild and other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
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I heard the amazing title story originally in a podcast version and so I wanted to listen to the entire collection. Each item collected here crackles with life and explores aspects of its subject that you wouldn't necessarily think about at first. No ...more
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The Rain in Portugal by Billy Collins
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This is another collection of somewhat lightweight verse, sometimes with a characteristic little turn in the last stanza veering off into some unexpected direction. It isn't the kind of poetry that works on the level of deep life-changing revelations ...more
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Everything Starts from Prayer by Mother Teresa
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The simple is hard

This collection of little epigrammatic sayings of Mother Teresa emphasizes the interior struggle of the one who strives to improve her relation with God, the small things such as keeping silence, or giving up the wish to understand
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D.H. Lawrence
“It was very still. The tree was tall and straggling. It had thrown its briers over a hawthorn-bush, and its long streamers trailed thick, right down to the grass, splashing the darkness everywhere with great spilt stars, pure white. In bosses of ivory and in large splashed stars the roses gleamed on the darkness of foliage and stems and grass. Paul and Miriam stood close together, silent, and watched. Point after point the steady roses shone out to them, seeming to kindle something in their souls. The dusk came like smoke around, and still did not put out the roses.”
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers

Leo Tolstoy
“He disliked contradiction, and still more, arguments that were continually skipping from one thing to another, introducing new and disconnected points, so that there was no knowing to which to reply.”
Leo Tolstoy

D.H. Lawrence
“The young man, perched insecurely in the slen­der branches, rocked till he felt slightly drunk, reached down the boughs, where the scarlet beady cherries hung thick underneath, and tore off handful after handful of the sleek, cool-fleshed fruit. Cherries touched his ears and his neck as he stretched forward, their chill fingertips sending a flash down his blood. All shades of red, from a golden vermilion to a rich crimson, glowed and met his eyes under a dark­ness of leaves.”
D.H. Lawrence
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Charlotte Brontë
“I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Leo Tolstoy
“These prin­ciples laid down as in variable rules: that one must pay a card sharper, but need not pay a tailor; that one must never tell a lie to a man, but one may to a woman; that one must never cheat any one, but one may a husband; that one must never pardon an insult, but one may give one and so on. These principles were possibly not reasonable and not good, but they were of unfailing certainty, and so long as he adhered to them, Vronsky felt that his heart was at peace and he could hold his head up.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

75460 The Year of Reading Proust — 1577 members — last activity Jan 13, 2018 01:35PM
2013 was the year for reading—or re-reading—Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu or In Search of Lost Time for many of us. However, these thr ...more
1865 SciFi and Fantasy Book Club — 19799 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
Welcome to the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club! Mods Miss Loquacious: Sarah Anne Nurf Hurder: Allison Mods in Absentia: Founder: Nick Hello and welcome! Y ...more
121080 Divine Comedy + Decameron — 264 members — last activity Jan 01, 2018 01:00PM
This group is for those interested in reading either or both Dante's Divine Comedy or Boccaccio's Decameron in 2014. Each read will be non-concurrent ...more
175537 Science Fiction Microstory Contest — 85 members — last activity 10 hours, 18 min ago
Host group for the Science Fiction Microstory Contest and discussions about science fiction.
4170 The Sword and Laser — 23593 members — last activity 28 minutes ago
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