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The Dreamers, Karen Thompson Walker

“And so, maybe, in a way, Ben can see what’s coming: His girl will love and be loved. She will suffer, and she will cause suffering. She will be known and unknown. She will be content and discontented. She will sometimes be lonely and sometimes less so. She will dream and be dreamed of. She will grieve and be grieved for. She will struggle and triumph and fail. There will be days of spectacular beauty, sublime and unearned. There will be moments of rapture. She will sometimes feel afraid.  ...

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2018 – My Year in Books

I have definitely read some great books this year; there’s no doubt about that. At the beginning of the year, I set out to complete the Popsugar Reading Challenge as well as the BookRiot Read Harder Challenge, and I set my Goodreads goal at 85 books (10 more than last year). As of today, December 13, I’m one book away from meeting my Goodreads goal. I didn’t finish the Popsugar and Bookriot challenges (I’m off by about 4 books, but I chose not to complete those  ...

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My Brilliant Friend

“My father held tight to my hand as if he were afraid that I would slip away. In fact I had the wish to leave him, run, move, cross the street, be struck by the brilliant scales of the sea. At that tremendous moment, full of light and sound, I pretended I was alone in the newness of the city, new myself with all life ahead, exposed to the mutable fury of things but surely triumphant: I, I and Lila, we two with that capacity that together–only together–we had to seize the mass of  ...

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The Hour I First Believed – Updated

by Wally Lamb58% done I started this book because I read that it was a fictional account of the Columbine High School shooting. Morbid as it is, I’m fascinated with true crime stuff, and Columbine was somewhat significant to me, as I was a senior in high school when it happened in 1999. I haven’t read any other books about it, nor have I watched Bowling for Columbine or any other documentaries, but this book has sunken me deep into websites on the killers and their victims. I  ...

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