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Barn's burnt down; now I can see the moon.
8 May 1977
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"We must assume our existence as broadly as we in any way can; everything, even the unheard-of, must be possible in it. That is at bottom the only courage that is demanded of us: to have courage for the most strange, the most singular and the most inexplicable that we may encounter. That mankind has in this sense been cowardly has done life endless harm...But fear of the inexplicable has not alone impoverished the existence of the individual; the relationship between one human being and another has also been cramped by it, as though it had been lifted out of the riverbed of endless possibilities and set down in a fallow spot on the bank, to which nothing happens. For it is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves from case to case, indescribably monotonous and unrenewed: it is shyness before any sort of new, unforeseeable experience with which one does not think oneself able to cope. But only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes nothing, not even the most enigmatical, will live the relation to another as something alive and will himself draw exhaustively from his own existence."
-Rainer Maria Rilke


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"The Edge of Winter" -Luanne Rice
"Stone Butch Blues" -Leslie Feinberg
"The Glass Castle" - Jeannette Walls
The Elizabeth series = 6 books
The new SVH series, books 1 & 2
"Luna" -Julie Ann Peters
"Are We There Yet?" -David Levithan
"How to Kill a Rock Star" -Tiffanie DeBartolo
"Specials" -Scott Westerfeld
"The IHOP Papers" -Ali Liebegott
"Bingo" -Rita Mae Brown
"Family Business" -Lynn Johnston
"Magic Trixie Sleeps Over" -Jill Thompson
"Nothing Nice to Say" -Mitch Clem
"Home Sweat Home" -Lynn Johnston
"Miss Misery:A Novel" -Andy Greenwald
"Striking a Chord" -Lynn Johnston
"Cow & Boy" -Mike Leiknes
"On Writing" -Stephen King
"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" -J.K. Rowling

1. "Strangers in Paradise: Treasury Edition" -Terry Moore
2. "Attack of the Theater People" -Marc Acito
3. "The Night Climbers" -Ivo Stourton
4. "Unshelved - Volume 1" - Bill barnes & Gene Ambaum
5. "She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders" - Jennifer Finney Boylan
6. "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" - Brian Selznick
7. "The Mysterious Benedict Society" - Trenton Lee Stewart
8. "Fun Home" - Alison Bechdel
9. "So Yesterday" - Scott Westerfeld
10. "From Bubbly to Bogus: An Insider's Guide to the World of the Uglies" - Scott Westerfeld
11. "Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest To Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look
Big, Or Why Pie is Not The Answer. Seriously, another memoir" - Jen Lancaster
12. "Hope for the Flowers" - Trina Paulus
13. "The Senator's Wife" - Sue Miller
14. "Amelia Rules: The Whole World's Crazy" - Jimmy Gownley
15. "Extras" -Scott Westerfeld
16. "Nightmares & Fairytales: 1140 Rue Royale" - written by Serena Valentino, art by Crab
17. "Courtney Crumrin and the Prince of Nowhere" -Ted Naifeh
18. "Better Than Running at Night" -Hilary Frank
19. "The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl" -Shauna Reid
20. "The Geography Club" -Brent Hartinger
21. "Kinship" -Trudy Krisher
22. "The Idiot Girl's Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life"
-Laurie Notaro
23. "Potential" -Ariel Schrag
24. "Keeping the Moon" -Sarah Dessen
25. "Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it
Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to
Me?" -Jen Lancaster
26. "Miss Don't Touch Me" - Hubert & Kerascoet
27. "The Secret of Lost Things" -Sheridan Hay
28. "My French Whore" -Gene Wilder
29. "Spiderman Loves Mary Jane: Sophmore Jinx" -Terry Moore
30. "A Mess of Everything" -Miss Lasko-Gross
31. "Pretty in Plaid" -Jen Lancaster
32. "Anansi Boys" -Neil Gaiman
33. "Persepolis" -Marjane Satrapi
34. "Rose of No Man's Land" - Michelle Tea
35. "Persepolis 2" -Marjane Satrapi
36. "The Professor's Daughter" -Joann Sfar and Emmanuel Guibert
37. "The Help" -Kathryn Stockett
38. "The Woman Who Wouldn't" -Gene Wilder
39. "Chicken With Plums" -Marjane Satrapi
40. "Embroideries" -Marjane Satrapi
41. "Middlesex" -Jeffrey Eugenides
42. "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DiCamillo
43. "The Time Traveler's Wife" -Audrey Niffenegger
44. "Persuasion" -Jane Austen
45. "Trixie Little and the Dragon" -Jill Thompson
46. "Friendship Cake" -Lynne Hinton
47. "Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered
Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office" by Jen
48. "Magic Trixie and the Dragon" by Jill Thompson
49. "Jane's World Volume 9: The Quest for Love" by Paige Braddock
50. "Amelia Rules! Volume 4: When the Past is a Present" Jimmy Gownley
51. "Rage: A Love Story" by Julie Ann Peters
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