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  • Michelle shared from The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
    The architects (left to right): Daniel Burnham, George Post, M. B. Pickett, Henry Van Brunt, Francis Millet, Maitland Armstrong, Col. Edmund Rice, Augustus St. Gaudens, Henry Sargent Codman, George W. Maynard, Charles McKim, Ernest Graham, Dion Geraldine.
    Note: About to start reading this book. And well what do you know, it's my buddy St Gaudens.
  • Michelle shared from The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith
    A hundred generations of promise, snatched away by a five-cent bullet.
    Note: Powerful thought
  • Michelle shared from The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith
    Abraham Lincoln had become John Wilkes Booth.
    Note: What? Never!
  • Michelle shared from The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith
    “Oh, Henry, Henry—the wittiest pens are usually wielded by the gloomiest hands,”
    Note: Very true
  • Michelle shared from The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel by Alice Hoffman
    what men imagined, they most assuredly found.
    Note: True
  • Michelle shared from Missing Mom by Joyce Carol Oates
    This is my story of missing my mother. One day, in a way unique to you, it will be your story, too.
    Note: Sadly JCOates is right. Again
  • Michelle shared from The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene
    sometimes you don’t know you have forgotten how to live until you are presented with the roaring matter of life again,
    Note: Very true and very important in this time of major change in my life
  • Michelle shared from Divergent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 1) by Veronica Roth
    The goal of my life isn’t just…to be happy.” “Wouldn’t it be easier if it was, though?” he says.
    Note: We all want to be happy but don't move towards it as if happy is air. Something we need but is too abstract.
  • Michelle shared from Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
    knew that he was poor. His voice had snakes in it. And dysentery, and mangoes. “I am hoping
    Note: That's a great description
  • Michelle shared from The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
    Adult stories never made sense, and they were so slow to start. They made me feel like there were secrets, Masonic, mythic secrets, to adulthood. Why didn’t adults want to read about Narnia, about secret islands and smugglers and dangerous fairies?
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Michelle Wittle