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Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain
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100 Selected Poems by E.E. Cummings
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The first 30 or so poems capture the breadth of the collection. After that, I kept seeing the same themes and devices over and over.

Two I really like: the balloonman (#4) and the Cambridge ladies (#7).
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
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Periodic Tales by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
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1812 by Walter R. Borneman
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Nice summary of a strange war. An easy read, although a little too "chatty" in places for my taste.
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Hogwarts by J.K. Rowling
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Alas, like the other Pottermore releases, too short.
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Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Polt... by J.K. Rowling
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An intriguing glimpse into the dusty corners of the Harry Potter universe. I was looking forward most to the chapter on Peeves, but found it disappointingly scarce on detail.
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Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerou... by J.K. Rowling
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Not a lot of story here, but some intriguing tidbits about the Harry Potter canon.
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Mark Twain
“There are those who scoff at the schoolboy, calling him frivolous and
shallow: Yet it was the schoolboy who said 'Faith is believing what you
know ain't so'.”
Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson

Groucho Marx
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx

Carl Sagan
“The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity -- in all this vastness -- there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It's been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
Carl Sagan

George Carlin
“No matter how you care to define it, I do not identify with the local group. Planet, species, race, nation, state, religion, party, union, club, association, neighborhood improvement committee; I have no interest in any of it. I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.”
George Carlin, Brain Droppings

Ogden Nash
“Come live with me and be my love
And we will all the pleasures prove
Of a marriage conducted with economy
In the Twentieth Century Anno Donomy.
We’ll live in a dear little walk-up flat
With practically room to swing a cat
And a potted cactus to give it hauteur
And a bathtub equipped with dark brown water.
We’ll eat, without undue discouragement,
Foods low in cost but high in nouragement
And quaff with pleasure, while chatting wittily,
The peculiar wine of Little Italy.
We’ll remind each other it’s smart to be thrifty
And buy our clothes for something-fifty.
We’ll bus for miles on holidays
For seas at depressing matinees,
And every Sunday we’ll have a lark
And take a walk in Central Park.
And one of these days not too remote
You’ll probably up and cut my throat.”
Ogden Nash, Hard Lines

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