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6. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (100 book challenge)

Audrey Niffenegger is a genius. The impact of time-traveling on love is such a clever idea. The issues the main characters deal with in their relationship are common (love, lust, guilt, desire, pain) but the reason for the issues is so unique (Clare’s husband keeps disappearing unexpectedly because he’s a time traveller). 515 more words

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Review: Jewel of the Thames.

“Finally, on a Friday in June, my prayers were finally answered, at the cost of someone else’s fortune…”


Jewel of the Thames: A Portia Adams Adventure… 704 more words

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To Be or Not To Be Therefore To Be...Or Not - Thoughts on The Human Condition by Thomas Keating

On the surface Thomas Keating’s The Human Condition: Contemplation and Transformation has the appearance of being a thought provoking book.  It is in fact two lectures he gave at The Divinity School at Harvard University.  681 more words

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Review: The Alchemist's Daughter.

“Alchemy, after all, is altogether a safer and more predictable art than life. Alchemy involves no physical journeys, no interaction with living human beings. The alchemist suffers heartbreak and disappointment, but not often betrayal.“ 621 more words

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Creature Triple Feature; Deborah Harkness' The Book of Life

I have now finished reading the third volume of Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy titled The Book of Life.

First I would recommend to those just now jumping in at the beginning to start with volume one and read the trilogy straight through.  784 more words

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174 Pope Joan

When the boys at the schola began to take notice of her budding breasts, she bound them tightly with strips of cloth. It was painful, but the effect was worth it.

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Book Seven: How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself… You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

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