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The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World ... Solved by Alexander Armstrong
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Ever wanted to know how many cows fit into the average bedroom? Or indeed which is the best breed of cow? For the answers to these and many other non-bovine questions, look no further. So laugh-out-loud funny in places, it would be rude to read in pu ...more
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Sacrifice by Sharon J. Bolton
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After moving to Shetland with her husband, Dr. Tora Hamilton discovers a corpse buried in the peaty soil of the field behind their new home. The body of a young woman, her heart cut out and runes carved into the flesh of her back.

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This is the second book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, which I felt compelled to read after enjoying A Game of Thrones. And I'm still hooked; the next book is on my library lending list.

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Albert Einstein
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
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“The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the salt sea.”
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

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“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”
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