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The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz
The Colonel's Lady
by Laura Frantz (Goodreads Author)
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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
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JK Rowling's (under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith) series opener is a tale of down-and-out detective Cormoran Strike. Strike gets a big break when a brother of an old friend brings him a case the police won't take seriously. Along the way he's helpe ...more
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
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Synopsis: Victorian era mystery. Case of mistaken identity, madhouse, love, heroism, treachery, intrigue. Too long and convoluted to actually sum up.

This book took me longer to finish than any book I've ever read including Atlas Shrugged. I actually
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Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
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Let's face it-you can't not give a book this classic anything less than 5 stars. I wouldn't say I "enjoyed" it necessarily, it is miserable after all. Also, I love the play a lot, lot more.

We got to see the play this past September and then I listene
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Heartless by Marissa Meyer
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Professional Boundaries by Jennifer Peel
Professional Boundaries
by Jennifer Peel (Goodreads Author)
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Clean romance story. So, so, so (X's a million) cliche. It wasn't my choice so it's not my fault I read it. It checks most romance boxes (except it's not Victorian) so if you like that you might like this book.
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Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
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In this particular book of the dystopian novel genre the premise is everyone must be morally perfect. If you make a mistake you are branded scarlet letter style. I'm not one to notice plot holes, I'm usually pretty gullible and don't have a problem s ...more
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The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
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It's not worth writing about the plot. It's a Harry Bosch novel-it's like watching a serialized cop drama on television. Everyone reads their lines and it makes you feel a little dirtier for having immersed yourself in that world. I was on vacation a ...more
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Goodnight June by Sarah Jio
Goodnight June
by Sarah Jio (Goodreads Author)
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June is an unhappy New York banker. When her Aunt Ruby dies she has to face her past, and along the way she realizes there was quite a bit more (massive amounts) to her Aunt Ruby than June realized. It's definitely a quaint story. Just silly and comp ...more
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Yann Martel
“I'll be honest about it. It is not atheists who get stuck in my craw, but agnostics. Doubt is useful for a while. We must all pass through the garden of Gethsemane. If Christ played with doubt, so must we. If Christ spent an anguished night in prayer, if He burst out from the Cross, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' then surely we are also permitted doubt. But we must move on. To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”
Yann Martel
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Kate DiCamillo
“Dear God, thank you for warm summer nights and candlelight and good food. But thank you most of all for friends. We appreciate the complicated and wonderful gifts you give us in each other. And we appreciate the task you put down before us, of loving each other the best we can, even as you love us. We pray in Christ's name, Amen.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie

Desmond Tutu
“It always comes back to our insecurities, as we say, "Oh, I'm not as good as you." So instead of accepting that perhaps I am not as good as someone else in some ways and being comfortable with who I am as I am, I spend all my time denigrating you, trying to cut you down to my self-perceived size. The sad problem is that we see ourselves as being quite terribly small. Instead of spending my time being envious, I need to celebrate your and my different gifts, even if mine are perhaps less spectacular than yours.”
Desmond Tutu, God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time

C.S. Lewis
“God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn't. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down.”
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

Suzanne Collins
“I don't want to lose the boy with the bread.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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