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John Stuart Mill on Living Well

I’m getting a lot out of Mill’s autobiography. From the end of chapter 3, wise advice:

I learnt how to obtain the best I could, when I could not obtain everything; instead of being indignant or dispirited because I could not have entirely my own way, to be pleased and encouraged when I could have the smallest part of it; and when even that could not be, to bear with complete equanimity the being overruled altogether. 1,120 more words


Review: The Lonely Tree ~ Yael Politis

Tonia Shulman does not share her father’s dream – forging a Jewish State out of the chaos of British Mandate Palestine. She hates the hardships of life in Kfar Etzion – an isolated kibbutz south of Jerusalem – clearing rocky hillsides, bathing in rationed cups of trucked-in water, and being confined behind barbed wire. 578 more words

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Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From!

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

My apologies for posting this TTT so late – it took a surprising amount of time and effort to round up all of these amazing titles. 124 more words


The Naughty Girls Book Club by Sophie Hart

A quaint suburb.  A quiet little book club.  A very naughty reading list.

When Estelle sets up a book group in order to increase custom to her struggling cafe, what follows is more life-changing than she could have ever imagined. 315 more words


Escape Reality Book Club - August 2014 Nominations!

Hosted by The Obsessive Bookseller

The Escape Reality Book Club is monthly feature where members take turns nominating the Young Adult titles they most want to read. 977 more words


The Evolution of Liam Hastings,...

I have had a few questions about the evolution of Liam Hastings in my “Keeping her in the Dark” series, so I thought I would address them. 780 more words

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Soul travelin from places of unknown origin met at the junction of conception
placed in the womb a world within a world void of malfunction… 102 more words

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