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Words of a Bibliophile

"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees

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July 2014
24
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reviewed: Every Day by David Levithan
"I don't wish to change you You got it under control You wake up each day different Another reason for me to keep holdin' on"...
Every Day - David Levithan
reviewed: Villette by Charlotte Brontë
I first started this book in June 2013 but couldn't get through with it because mine was a free e-book without footnotes. The...
Villette - A.S. Byatt, Charlotte Brontë, Ignes Sodre
reviewed: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
"All we have is the story we tell. Everything we do, every decision we make, our strength, weakness, motivation, history, and...
Beautiful Ruins: A Novel - Jess Walter
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reviewed: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
I read this because I liked Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath but wanted something better from him. I got that from this b...
Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell
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reviewed: The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall
I got an advanced copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway, sent to me straight from India. This detectiv...
The Case of the Love Commandos - Tarquin Hall
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reviewed: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
“You had only one chance for a signature in life, but most people left no impression.” This is the story of a group of frien...
The Interestings: A Novel - Meg Wolitzer
reviewed: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
I thought I knew how this book was going to end — tragically, of course, but I didn't know that Wharton would add an extra pu...
Ethan Frome - Elizabeth Ammons, Edith Wharton
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reviewed: Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie
Unlike the typical Agatha Christie mystery, this one is a spy thriller rather than a detective story. While many aspects of t...
Destination Unknown (Agatha Christie Mysteries Collection) - Agatha Christie
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reviewed: Defending Jacob by William Landay
I don't read a lot of legal thrillers, but the one I did decide to read this time didn't disappoint. Defending Jacob is a pag...
Defending Jacob - William Landay
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