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A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

On 1/29 Carol Cool wrote: Lisa Samson’s novels probably aren’t for everyone. Her characters range from quirky to flawed to mystical. She’s not afraid to cover hard topics or to challenge our behavior while weaving a compelling story. She allows her characters to use real and unsavory language where it fits them, but never ... Everyone Is A Thing of Beauty: Book Review

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5 Stars

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Lizzy & Jane

Lizzy & Jane

On 1/5 Carol Cool wrote: I have a thing for Jane Austen. I collect sequels, prequels, modern reimaginings, essays, and the oddly tangential books to which her name (or more likely, Mr. Darcy’s name) was attached simply to sell a book to suckers like me. I must be nearing 100 books by now, as the photo of my Jane Austen shelves ... An Ode to Austen—Lizzy & Jane—Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Sacred Year

The Sacred Year

On 11/30 Carol Cool wrote: I thought The Sacred Year—with its subtitle that talked of "contemplating apples [and] living in a cave"—would be a fun read on the order of A. J. Jacob's book The Know-It-All, on reading the Encyclopedia Britannica from beginning to end, or his The Year of Living Biblically, where he tried to live ... Will The Sacred Year Affect My Life (or Yours)?—Book Review

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5 Stars

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