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"I've been listening to this on my (infrequent) jogs, so it could be several months before I finish this.

Tharoor's oratory skills are utterly brilliant. One particularly biting quote from last night was: "If India missed the bus [during the industrial revolution] it's because Britain threw us under its wheels"."
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I've been dipping in and out of this for a few weeks, and have made a couple of the simpler recipes.
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I think it's impossible to go wrong with anything by Miss Read (OK, the gender roles are a bit archaic, but there's something wonderfully Cranford-esque about all the characters). This short story was no exception. Utterly wonderful and (unseasonally ...more
Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers
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"The narration is so lucid; the unfolding of the mysterious and unsettling colourful character of Tskuru is something which would keep you awake.
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Jane and the Ghosts of Netley by Stephanie Barron
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I so wanted to love this novel. It's got Jane Austen as the main character, it's set at Netley, it's beautifully written... Sadly the plot was a shade too predictable and Jane Austen was a bit sappy so I didn't love it wholeheartedly.
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“I couldn't see killing myself if I had a book that was only half-read: Fountainhead, Catcher in the Rye, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, One Hundred Years of Solitude? No. I figured that those who killed themselves first had to finish whatever book they were reading...if it were any good, that is. Of course, there's always the occasional book that makes you want to throw yourself off a bridge just for having wasted your time reading it. But I usually finished those ones, too.”
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“Gunner shook his head; he wasn't in the mood. He stared down at his bottle as he spoke. "Yeah, and what if I do go after it and what if I find no one, and I'm alone for the next sixty years? What then? Huh? Friends and family will get married. I'll be stuck buying gifts. Years pass: children, birthday parties. At dinner parties, I'll be odd man out, forcing people to arrange five chairs around a table instead of four or six. Or, okay, let's say maybe twenty years down the line I meet someone nice and I've already given up on ever finding true love. Let's say the girl is a few pounds overweight, has fizzy hair and an annoying laugh, but at this point, I'm also a few pounds overweight and my hair is thinning and my laughter is annoying. Maybe then the two of us get married, and both our groups of friends will say, 'See I told you that you'd find true love. It just took a while.' And we'll smile, but we'll both know it's a lie--”
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“A successful suicide doesn't just happen, although, of course, there are exceptions. Someone happens to be walking across a bridge when the feeling hits. Or they're on the roof of a building and realize they have nothing to live for. But most of the time, suicide takes planning. That's the way I figured. The was I was figuring...”
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“Sometimes a soldier returns home and all he can do is share his story in the hopes that somehow, in some way, it helps another soldier make sense of things. And although the stories may not be perfect, sometimes just sharing is enough to make a difference.”
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