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“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.”
Joseph Campbell
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I really enjoyed this telling and only wished it were longer! The brevity meant the story clipped along to the climax and kept me engaged, but I definitely was wanting more of this world when it was over.
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You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
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As a creative person, I really appreciated getting insights into Felicia Day's background, creative process and how she eventually had a breakthrough success. Day has a unique personality, experiences and worldview, and I really enjoyed taking a walk ...more
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Furiously Happy by Jenny  Lawson
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A really engaging memoir, and an interesting exploration of how happiness and life satisfaction can look when you're working toward them with mental illness. Some of the chapters meandered a bit too far for my tastes (like the trip to Australia), but ...more
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The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
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A fun read. Dragons are cool. I liked the story, and the characters have distinct and well-formed personalities and relationships. Great for middle-grade readers.
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The Lost Heir by Tui T. Sutherland
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The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy by Carol Lynn Pearson
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A really interesting read about how the doctrine of polygamy still affects Mormon doctrine, practices and culture. Lots to think about and offers a hopeful and faith-centered discussion of the topic.
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I Was Here by Gayle Forman
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Faith Unraveled by Rachel Held Evans
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A really great book for anyone who has a sneaking suspicion that maybe their religion doesn't have all the answers. I really related to Evans' story and struggles, and especially loved the chapters that explored the radical teachings of Christ.
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Joseph Campbell
“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.”
Joseph Campbell

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