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    A gift from my 2016 secret santa, @pili_ervin!
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    6 or so months on and I'm still annoyed at this book. I loved it right up until the end, and now whenever it pops into my mind, I'm unsettled all over again. I'm sure it was well-written and all of that, but it just really irked me.
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    Loved, wished it was longer.
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    Also loved, also wished it was longer.
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    It's not weird to cry when you finish a book just for the sole reason that there aren't any more pages to read and you already miss it, right? Asking for a friend.
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    Dan Harris comes across as such an endearingly normal guy, with plenty of humor and skepticism. It's a good choice for people curious about meditation who'd rather dip a toe in than dive straight into the deep end with the gurus.
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    I love this book so much that I reread it every couple of years, always in the spring/summer. @supercommonname, if you haven't read it, I think you should - it's about kids saving the world by playing baseball, and it's magical.
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    I read this for the first time almost exactly 10 years ago, and re-read it now because apparently I wanted to bawl my eyes out while everyone else in the house sleeps. It's romantic and lovely, and also heartbreaking.
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    It was strange, all right. Not sure about the "wonderfully" part. It was about a group of girls that live together in a walled garden and are being raised under unusual circumstances by two women who call themselves "Aunty" and "Mother." I was intrigued enough to want to find out what happens, but I'm not sure I'd tell anyone to rush out and read it.
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    Ooh, I liked this one. It felt a little more traditional than Neverwhere and American Gods (and thankfully not as gruesome as Neverwhere), and I'm always in favor of a little romance.
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    Meh. Reminded me of Alice Hoffman but with less finesse. The whole thing felt forced. I would have abandoned it after the first few chapters but it was the only book I'd brought on vacation.
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    I suspect it was the timing of reading this - I've been feeling all the feels about my kids getting older - but this left me a sobbing puddle. It's sweet and charming (no pun intended), and a pretty quick read. I'd recommend it. (ETA: It's not sad, it's actually quite uplifting. So don't judge by my crying.)
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    I liked this one a lot, especially the realness of the characters and the back-and-forth timeline, which made it feel richer. It's different than the other of her novels I read this year, in a good way; it was more satisfying.