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The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
"this was a book starling got in her youth group at quaker meeting. I read it in a day, which is rare for me these days. I just felt like...she maybe should have waited longer to write this. she wrote it about three years after the climactic trauma..." Read more of this review »
Passage by Connie Willis
"I read most of this on sunday, lying in bed reading for hours. it felt like a long time since I'd done that. so obviously I very much enjoyed it. it's sci fi, but a very plausible interesting premise.

anyway, there were things I didn't like about i..." Read more of this review »
Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith
"so this was my second nonfiction octopus book in a row. starling read them both this summer as well, but in opposite order. I preferred this one to soul of the octopus because it was a lot more sciencey vs memoiry. godfrey-smith goes to the cambri..." Read more of this review »
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
"I learned a lot about octopuses. including that it's octopuses, not octopi. they were actually my first favorite animal - it was all about the letter S looking like half an 8 and maybe 8 letters in my name and tentacles looking like an S and 8 ten..." Read more of this review »
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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
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Watching the English by Kate Fox
" It has taken me the longest time to learn that the English phrase "Do you want the light on?" really means "Please turn on the light." Sally was born ...more "
The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag
" I like the title My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell better. This family's story sure makes me want to move to a Greek island. "
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
" Have you read Neverwhere? I really enjoyed that one too. "
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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
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The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
" Herriot reminds me of Scout in To Kill a Mocking Bird. Donna Tartt is great! "
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