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The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
The Marriage Pact
by Michelle Richmond (Goodreads Author)
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There is a lot to 'get past' with this book. If you can get past a bright couple agreeing to stupid things, an attorney not reading a contract before signing it and several other implausible things in this story, then this is a light easy read where ...more
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine  Arden
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This is reality intermingled with fantasy. This is poetry. This is beautiful. It did drag a bit for me in parts but I would definitely read more by this author.

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Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Beartown
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Beartown by Fredrik Backman
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This reads somewhat like a thriller with flashbacks. Not only was I brought up in Canada with hockey but my niece Olivia played goalie for a AAA team in a remote town this past winter. Boy can I say this NAILED hockey, a hockey town and their mentali ...more
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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl
by Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads Author)
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When I read Carry-On I found out that it was written after Fangirl. Now that I have read both books, I am glad that I read them in the order that I did (although I can see how they would work t
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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
The Alice Network
by Kate Quinn (Goodreads Author)
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I really enjoyed the character and story of Eve. Charlie's character was mediocre for me but did get better as the book went on. I finished this a few days ago and still find myself reminiscing
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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
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This is a beautifully written quiet book that was extremely enjoyable. I felt for the characters and there were a couple of points where I audible bemoaned some of their choices. The only slight criticism I would have is that while I do understand th ...more
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The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield
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Oh, where to start? I LOVED this wholesome wonderful tale. All of the characters from the adults to the children came alive for me...ok, maybe the 'bad' characters could have had more depth but that is a small complaint. It captures the innocence of ...more
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Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Ginny Moon
by Benjamin Ludwig (Goodreads Author)
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I was worried this was going to be syrupy sweet but instead, discovered that this novel was such a delight. You will understand the mind of a 14 year old autistic child and Ginny will capture your heart. This was extremely well written and captured a ...more
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Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
Lucia, Lucia
by Adriana Trigiani (Goodreads Author)
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This sweet book captures 1950's New York, the styles, Italian families, food and so much more. Listening to this on audio added so much richness to the telling. Such a joy. I will be reading more by this author.

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Thomas Jefferson
“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”
Thomas Jefferson

Dale Carnegie
“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Groucho Marx
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx

William Styron
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

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