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cover of the age of innocence by edith wharton

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The novel was published in 1920 about 1870s New York society. It's fascinating how one look, one casual phrase, could destroy a person's entire reputation. I think that's still true, but we can start over somewhere else and bounce back for the most part. If someone is ruined (the Beauforts,…

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remember me by mary higgins clark

Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark

Back when I was a wee little Gilly, my Ma got roped into a subscription for Reader's Digest Condensed Books. This novel appeared in vol. 217 in 1995, when I was 12. I didn't have the luxury of going to the library often as a child. It truly was a…

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Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

I have decided to elevate Ray Bradbury to be the grandfather of my literary aesthetic: cinematic absurdist. I found an essay (an interview, really) in this book where he states "all my stories are cinematic. ... I may be the most cinematic novelist in the country today. All of my…

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The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker

You have cleverness, dexterity, and creativity—all of which powerfully combine when you are at risk—if you listen to your intuition.Gavin de Becker, the Gift of Fear I've meant to read this book for ages. I finally finished it with my Digital Silent Book Club and burning through it during my…

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gary oldman as sirius black

Sirius, We Hardly Knew Thee

Dear Mr. Sirius Black, This is it, I guess. Farewell, goodbye, adieu. I'm ready to let you go now. I saw you fall behind the veil at the Department of Mysteries in Order of the Phoenix. I swear. Minor tears squeaked out from the corners of my eyes as I…

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twilight by stephenie meyer

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight is everything that I thought it would be and more. And what I thought was that it was horrendous. The language feeds into its young adult target audience. I went into reading it knowing it was trussed up LDS fanfiction, and it read like that. My opinion didn't change…

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