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My Fair Concubine by Jeannie Lin

My Fair Lady in Tang Dynasty China? Yes, please!

In the field of fiction, Jeannie Lin's novels are unicorns. They are the rarest of mythical creatures: Historical Romances set in Tang Dynasty, China. I have always loved Jeannie Lin's romances, and..." Read more of this review »
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
"2018: ditto 2016 comment, although I think this is my favorite of the series because Cole & Isabel change and mature so much as characters through the course of the story
2016: fall re-read via audio because once you start with the Wolves, you..." Read more of this review »
The Road to Cardinal Valley by Earlene Fowler
"2015: fun to listen the second time, although I read some in the middle

2013: This sequel to "The Saddlemaker's Wife" is touching. Ruby returns to Cardinal a year later with her troubled brother, Nash, and rekindles her friendships with the people..." Read more of this review »
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
"2015: Loved it again as I prepare for the new volume to arrive!

2014: Have I mentioned how much I love Flavia? Yes, I have. The books are great. The characters are quirky and fun, the mysteries are intricately contrived, and the writing is wry and..." Read more of this review »
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Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt
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Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”
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Ursula K. Le Guin
“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

C.S. Lewis
“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
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