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    Hi OwenDavis,
    what a great idea, I must do that too. Been years since I read it and the Lord of the Rings. Great escapism.

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    The Fault in Our Stars, John Green.

    Has sort of a quirky, indie self-awareness that I am slowly coming to despise. The main character's pretentiousness can be excused, I suppose, on the basis of age, but still ...

    Valley of the Dolls up next. I don't know. Bought it cos a stripper friend recommended it. Probably total camp. Front cover had pills and the loveliest shade of pink and that's good enough for me. Twenty bucks says it's a watered down version of Selby's Requiem.
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    "The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all. It was a saying about noble figures in old Irish poems—he would give his hawk to any man that asked for it, yet he loved his hawk better than men nowadays love their bride of tomorrow. He would mourn a dog with more grief than men nowadays mourn their fathers.

    And that's how we measure out our real respect for people—by the degree of feeling they can register, the voltage of life they can carry and tolerate—and enjoy.
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    Live like a mighty river: a letter from Ted Hughes to his son, Nicholas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly Davidson View Post
    Hi OwenDavis,
    what a great idea, I must do that too. Been years since I read it and the Lord of the Rings. Great escapism.
    That book is written in such a fun way as well. It's refreshing.

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    Citadel by Kate Mosse

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    About to start Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin. I hope it's as good as I've heard and as I want it to be.
    "I think a life is a plot. It's probably the elementary plot. I came across a quotation of Patrick White, the Australian writer, just about the time I needed it. He said he never bothers with plot. He just writes about life 'limping along toward death.' That made me feel much better, to keep this in my mind."

    Carol Shields.

  6. #416
    I am reading:

    Victim by Jonathan Kellerman

    And listening to

    Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver. Enjoying this so far. Some sharp writing.
    "The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all. It was a saying about noble figures in old Irish poems—he would give his hawk to any man that asked for it, yet he loved his hawk better than men nowadays love their bride of tomorrow. He would mourn a dog with more grief than men nowadays mourn their fathers.

    And that's how we measure out our real respect for people—by the degree of feeling they can register, the voltage of life they can carry and tolerate—and enjoy.
    "

    Live like a mighty river: a letter from Ted Hughes to his son, Nicholas

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    Demian -- Hermann Hesse. Again.



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    Runelight by Joanne Harris. Sequel to Runemarks. It's really good so far.
    "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

    "If I had a face, I think I would smile." ~ Dell, from Reyna Key and the Hollow Earth

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    The Throne Of Bones by Brian McNaughton.

    (Thanks, mod! )

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